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Pensioner disgusted with overgrown berms

10 hours 24 min ago
Overgrown berms on the corner of Bird and Bellona Sts in St Kilda on Tuesday. A Dunedin pensioner has slammed the Dunedin City Council for a "tatty and horrible'' cluster of berm gardens.
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30 years on trust makes worthy things happen

10 hours 24 min ago
Grants manager Carol Melville was a ‘‘super volunteer’’ in her own right, former Otago Community Trust chief executive Keith Ellwood said. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD It is the end of an era for the Otago Community Trust, as grants manager Carol Melville steps down after 30 years with the trust.
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Christmas lights a labour of love

10 hours 24 min ago
Jan Robertson’s house at 123 Barr St, Kenmure. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON A Kenmure woman is helping to light up Barr St and wants to see more people doing the same.
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Has anyone seen our loo?

10 hours 24 min ago
Dunedin Model Aero Club president Jeff Smart in the boggy, flood-damaged club grounds near Outram last week. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE The Dunedin Model Aero Club still has nothing to go on in the case of a long-drop toilet which was washed away in recent flooding.
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Sisters unite to score spot on pool builders' wall

10 hours 24 min ago
Sisters Pat Wright (left) and Jean Kidd, both of Mosgiel, have given money to become pool builders. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE The Taieri Community Facilities Trust is seeking ‘‘pool builders’’ as it works to get a new aquatic facility built in Mosgiel. ‘‘Pool builders’’ - individuals, families or businesses - have been asked to give $5 a week for two years.  Donations of $500 or more will be acknowledged on a pool builders’ wall at the new facility.  In a series, reporter ShawnMcAvinue talks to people about why they became a ‘‘pool builder’’.
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Police make call over 'wanton' vandalism

10 hours 24 min ago
Sgt Kevin Davidson. Photo: ODT files Any "wanton'' vandalism of property in Mosgiel should be reported as soon as possible, police say.
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Steady progress on shed

10 hours 24 min ago
Green Island Shed members (from left) Henry Schakelaar, David Mackle, and Bruce Cromb look over some of the building materials they will use to build a roof over the shed space this summer.PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Three months after taking delivery of three shipping containers, the Green Island Shed continues to take shape.
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Warriors chairman quits unexpectedly

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 19:52
Cameron McGregor (left) chats to head coach Stephen Kearney after a late season game at Mt Smart Stadium this year. Photo: Getty Images Big changes are underway at the Warriors with Cameron McGregor today standing down unexpectedly as club chairman and resigning from the Auckland Rugby League.
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Three boys missing in Auckland

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 19:14
nader_khan.jpg Nader Khan Police in Auckland city and suburbs are looking for three young boys.
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One injured in Taieri crash

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 18:42
Police crash investigators are at the scene of a serious car crash in Mosgiel this afternoon.
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Australia recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 17:55
Jerusalem, showing the Dome of the Rock and in the background the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. PHOTO: Berthold Werner Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital today, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, prime minister Scott Morrison said.
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Scooter caught on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 17:17
img_15621_1.jpg A Lime e-scooter in Auckland. Photo: Philip Somerville A man attempted to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge on a Lime electric scooter today.
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More than 100 shoplifters arrested in Sydney

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 16:57
More than 100 people have been arrested for shoplifting as part of a three-day crackdown in Sydney.
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Car rolls on Three Mile Hill

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 16:21
Emergency services at the crash scene today. Photo: Christine O'Connor A person sustained minor injuries when a car rolled following a crash on Three Mile Hill Rd in Dunedin this afternoon.
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Victim's mum seeks harsher penalty for hit-and-run driver

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 15:53
Nathan Kraatskow died when hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Albany. Photo: Supplied The mother of a 15-year-old boy killed in a drunken hit-and-run has started a petition calling for a harsher sentence for the teenager who hit him.
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'Love your whanau,' parents urge after scrum machine death

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 15:17
1giverlitl.jpg Karlissa Cowell died following the incident at an Auckland rugby club on Thursday evening. Photo: Givealittle The parents of a 4-year-old girl killed in an incident involving a scrum machine at a south Auckland rugby club are urging people to treasure their family this Christmas.
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Crowds in city streets on graduation day

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:46
George St was full of people making their way to the graduation ceremony in the Dunedin Town Hall on Saturday morning. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Dunedin's George St was a sea of people on Saturday morning as family, friends and supporters joined Otago University graduands as they paraded towards the 1pm graduation ceremony.
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US artist reveals Melbourne nudes

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:20
Participants pose for Spencer Tunick during the photo shoot in Melbourne in July. Photo: Getty Renowned US photographer Spencer Tunick has released images he took of hundreds of stark naked Melburnians.
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Prominent women challenge men, Govt in wake of Grace Millane murder

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 11:12
gracemillane.jpg Grace Millane. Two former prime ministers are among prominent women calling on men and the Government to make changes in the wake of English backpacker Grace Millane's death.
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Lost load slows traffic on Dunedin motorway

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:59
Traffic is backing up after a load of wood was spilt on Dunedin's southern motorway near Green Island this morning.
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