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No more ceramic chickens vows Dunedin potter

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:51
January 17, 2019

A Dunedin potter's 32cm ceramic chicken first appeared in America, now it's causing a stir in Dunedin.

News: Dunedin
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Nursery owner up-cycling discarded hay bales

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:37
January 17, 2019

Baleage swept along by November's flood and strewn over a rural road for months is being turned into compost.

News: Dunedin
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Digitising historic films proves to be mammoth task

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:57
January 16, 2019

There is no sign of completion for an Opoho man digitising the history of the South in his basement, one film reel at a time.

And the only reward semi-retired Maurice Hayward gets for his twenty hours of work a week, is knowing important footage will live on for future generations.

News: Dunedin
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Large collection of rare stuffed animals being auctioned

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:16
January 15, 2019

An unusual zoological window display at a Dunedin auction house is causing a bit of a stir.

Proctor Auctions on George Street is displaying an assortment of exotic taxidermied animals in its front window before an auction later this year.

News: Dunedin
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Young violinist looks for additional players for Chinese New Year

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:08
January 15, 2019

An 8 year-old violin virtuoso is looking for 3 more maestros to help her perform a piece in the Dunedin's Chinese Garden.

The young and talented musician is set to play in February, as a start to the Chinese New Year celebrations.

George Street Normal School pupil Justine Hua has been honing her skills on the instrument for 3 years, practising 2 hours every day.

News: Dunedin
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Sea lion pup numbers on the increase

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:03
January 15, 2019

A forest on the Otago Peninsula is proving a popular spot for sea lion births.

Pup numbers have been steadily increasing over the past few years for a species that was virtually wiped out a few hundred years ago.

News: Dunedin
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Junior doctors on strike for better conditions

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:57
January 15, 2019

More than three thousand doctors stopped work around the country this morning, with the strike leading to the postponement of hundreds of operations and appointments in the southern region.

All hospitals in the south have been affected by the strike, but remain open for emergencies and essential care.

News: Dunedin
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Fiordland crested penguin rescued from busy public area

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:53
January 15, 2019

An injured Fiordland crested penguin caught hopping along the rocks off the Dunedin coast is now in safe hands.

The Department of Conservation was called by members of the public, concerned for the safety of the penguin on a rock wall, below the Saint Clair Hot Salt Water Pool.

News: Dunedin
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Two escape with minor injuries following Leith Valley Road crash

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:43
January 15, 2019

Police say they were called to the crash on Leith Valley Road around 6am.

Two patients were transported to Dunedin Hospital with minor injuries.

The crash happened on Leith Valley Road near the overhead bridge, which is close to the intersection with State Highway one.

It appears the car was travelling up the hill when the driver lost control.

News: Dunedin
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Baldwin Street's title under threat

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 18:24
January 14, 2019

A survey of the winding Welsh street challenging Dunedin's Baldwin Steet for the title of the world's steepest is complete but the methods used may be less than ideal.

Dunedin's claim to be the home of the world’s steepest street has been officially challenged by residents of the Welsh town of Harlech, who believe their street is steeper.

News: Dunedin
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Adding fibre to your diet could be a life-saver

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 18:11
January 14, 2019

Your parents didn't know how right they were - it turns out vegetables are even better for you than was previously believed.

University of Otago researchers have found a high-fibre diet is healthier than originally thought, and increases in intake could have significant benefits in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin a-wash with E Scooters

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 18:03
January 14, 2019

Thousands of kilometres have been clocked up on Dunedin’s roads, footpaths and cycle lanes on Lime scooters since they were launched on Thursday.

But although they've taken Dunedin by storm, they're already generating police complaints and there's been at least one visit to the emergency department.

News: Dunedin
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