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Benefit concert for people of Ukraine

2 hours 41 min ago
Dunedin’s musical community is stepping up in support of the people of Ukraine, with a fundraising benefit concert this month.
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Album launch by The Fabulists

2 hours 41 min ago
Dunedin musicians The Fabulists celebrate the release of their latest album with a gig at the Inch Bar tomorrow night. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Dunedin musical outfit The Fabulists like to tell tales both tall and true.
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Poetry on tour

2 hours 41 min ago
PHOTO: JOHANNES VAN KAN Claudia Jardine is one of four southern poets taking their words on the road in the Pride of the South tour, arriving in Dunedin on Saturday.
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Women in gaming museum exhibition

2 hours 41 min ago
Otago Museum will host an exhibition for Otago’s gamers, digital natives, and technophiles from Saturday.
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Focusing on the Maori view of integrated wellbeing

2 hours 41 min ago
Puaka Matariki Festival co-ordinator Vicki Lenihan hosts Ma Te Oro Ka Ora on OAR FM. PHOTO: SUPPLIED This year’s Puaka Matariki Festival might only have a few days left to run, but festival co-ordinator Vicki Lenihan is keeping alive the Maori view of hauora — wellness in mind, body and spirit.
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Rosie about to mix it with world’s best

2 hours 41 min ago
Otago Girls’ High School pupil Rosie Falcous (16) is off to represent New Zealand at the world life-saving championships. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON Sprinting out to storm the beach is Otago Girls’ High School pupil Rosie Falcous.
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Experience of players top of mind

2 hours 41 min ago
Runaway Play staff (from left) Libby Guthrie, Sam Watson and Stef Peacock enjoy a casual and friendly atmosphere at the Dunedin company. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON In a series for The Star, reporter Simon Henderson is discovering how technology and creativity are coming together in a cluster of video game companies in Dunedin.
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Toitu lighting up orange

2 hours 41 min ago
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum will join landmark buildings across the country that will light up orange tomorrow in support of World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine.
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Podcast full of advice for folk attending dying loved ones

2 hours 41 min ago
Denise van Aalst hosts a new podcast aimed at helping those caring for people in their last days. PHOTO: ALLIED PRESS FILES "Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes", wrote Christopher Bullock in his 18th-century play The Cobbler of Preston.
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Chance to enjoy stories read out loud

2 hours 41 min ago
Joking around with the books they will read in next Wednesday’s "Reading Allowed" session at Dunedin Public Library are Dr Paul Tankard with Dracula and Friends of the Library president Lorraine Johnston with The Story of a New Zealand River. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The classic storytelling tradition is being given a new twist at Dunedin Public Library, with free monthly gatherings for the public to listen to literature read aloud.
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Matariki holiday is a good news story

2 hours 41 min ago
This year’s Matariki celebrations were, to use the words of our rangatira of Otakou, Edward Ellison, "thrilling".
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Dawn ceremony

2 hours 41 min ago
A sacred silence greeted people arriving for Tuhura Otago Museum’s Matariki Ahuka Nui dawn ceremony.
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Pig hunting competition

2 hours 41 min ago
Hunters will be bringing home the bacon next month when the Taieri District Pig Hunting Club runs its annual three-day competition.
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Pupils beautifying riverbank

2 hours 41 min ago
Amana Christian School pupil Jeddy Solofati (12) finds a spot for native plants along the banks of the Silverstream in Mosgiel. PHOTOS: SIMON HENDERSON It was a frosty morning recently but that did not stop pupils from Amana Christian School getting stuck into the dirt and planting about 300 native species along the banks of the Silverstream in Mosgiel as part of a biodiversity beautification project.
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Intersection motion matter for Waka Kotahi not DCC

2 hours 41 min ago
The Dunedin City Council has responded to a recent resolution passed by the Mosgiel Taieri community board.
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Vocal competition hits the high notes against all odds

2 hours 41 min ago
Neither covid nor flu, nor frost nor rain, could prevent more than 30 young singers from as far away as Twizel competing at the recent Green Island Junior Vocal competition.
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Collaborative DSO Matariki concert breaks new ground

2 hours 41 min ago
Singer/composer Ariana Tikao and taonga puoro specialist Alistair Fraser. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The world’s first taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) concerto and a world premiere by a Dunedin composer will make the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s contribution to the city’s Puaka Matariki festival a very special celebration.
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Sending support to creatives

2 hours 41 min ago
John McGlashan College pupils (back from left) Theo Hannagan (17), Rylan Urqhart (16) and (front) Samuel Hore and Kaleb Durant (both 16) read passages from Messages of Aroha. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON Challenges faced by creative people during the Covid-19 pandemic have inspired John McGlashan College pupils to respond with kindness.
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Local variety acts stand out

2 hours 41 min ago
Dunedin magician Jonathan Usher (right) is presented with the Lou Clauson Top Variety Artist Award by Mick Peck at the recent Variety Artists Club of NZ Benny Awards in Auckland. PHOTOS: STEVE BONE Dunedin entertainers stepped into the limelight to perform for their peers at the recent Variety Artists Club of NZ 2022 Benny Awards in Auckland — with one of them walking away with a top award.
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Reconnecting commonly held goal for community

2 hours 41 min ago
Greater Green Island Community Network community workers Alana Goldsack and Ben McKenzie continue to gather community feedback on local issues. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The Greater Green Island Community Network (GGICN) is working to reset its priorities for ongoing community development with the help of feedback from local residents.
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