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Highlanders pay tribute to Christchurch terror attack victims

5 hours 45 min ago
March 21, 2019

The Highlanders rugby team have paid tribute to the lives lost in last week's Christchurch terror attacks.

The squad will miss tonight's vigil as they fly to Auckland for tomorrow's Super Rugby match against the Blues, but took some time earlier today to show their support to the local Muslim community.

News: Dunedin
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Many don headscarves for Hijab Day

5 hours 49 min ago
March 21, 2019

World Hijab Day is traditionally held on February the first, but an event was held today following the tragedy in Christchurch.

The Muslim students' association at the University of Otago hosted a Hijab Day, encouraging non-Muslim women to wear the religion's traditional head scarf.

News: Dunedin
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Business as usual for Highlanders match against Blues

5 hours 55 min ago
March 21, 2019

A little more energy in the legs, but otherwise business as usual.

That's how the Highlanders are approaching tomorrow night's game against the Blues at Eden Park.

News: Dunedin
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Unions at loggerheads with Port and ORC

6 hours 4 min ago
March 21, 2019

The Maritime Union has been evicted from its Port Chalmers offices as Port Otago prepares to demolish the 1946 building.

A few past and present union members met across the road recently, remembering bitter battles and better times.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin's $5.4million bus hub opens

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:55
March 20, 2019

Dunedin's multi-million dollar bus hub will be open for business on Thursday.

There was a multi-agency official opening today with dignitaries, including Mayor Dave Cull, arriving by bus.

News: Dunedin
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Writers' festival programme a real page turner

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:46
March 20, 2019

Authors of beloved books, such as The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, are Dunedin-bound for a celebration of literature.

The programme for this year's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival has been launched, to be held in the city in May.

News: Dunedin
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iD Fashion turning on the light in dark times

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:35
March 19, 2019

The iD Dunedin Fashion show supplied some colour on Friday with the Christchurch terror attack casting a Paul over proceedings.

But the show celebrated it's 20th anniversary in style highlighting colour in a time of darkness.

News: Dunedin
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Further vigils planned in recognition of Friday's terror attack

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:21
March 18, 2019

Love and hope overtook fear and anxiety yesterday as Dunedin's Islamic community returned to their mosque to pray for the first time since Friday's terror attack in Christchurch.

Hundreds of members of the public gathered outside Dunedin's Al Huda mosque in Clyde Street for nearly three hours in a show of support for the city's Muslim community.

News: Dunedin
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Thousands protest climate change in Dunedin

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:55
March 15, 2019

Pupils from many schools in main centres around the Otago region took part in a global march for climate change today.

Thousands of Dunedin school pupils are calling for action to stop climate change before it's too late.

News: Dunedin
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Highlanders face punishing schedule of rugby

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:50
March 15, 2019

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger is imploring his side to be more ruthless as they prepare to take on the Crusaders in Dunedin Saturday night.

The home side are two and two after the first four rounds of Super Rugby, and face a tough few weeks ahead.

News: Dunedin
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