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Storyboard tells Livingstone’s history

6 hours 52 min ago
New Zealand Remembrance Army Waitaki regional co-ordinator Barry Gamble (left) and Waitaki District mayor Gary Kircher cut the ribbon to officially open the new storyboard and bench in Livingstone last week. PHOTO: NIC DUFF Travellers going through Livingstone will now have a spot to sit and learn about the history of the area.
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Latest stats delight Tourism Waitaki

6 hours 52 min ago
Ryan Neville and the Midnight Blues band performing at the Harbour Street Jazz and Blues Festival in March. The festival was a big factor in an increase in visitor numbers from 2023. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Come one, come all.
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Disco ‘a hit’, raises $2500 for Waitaki Events Centre

6 hours 52 min ago
Deidre Senior. PHOTO: ARCHIVE A disco fundraiser held last month for the new Waitaki Events Centre was a fun event, but also achieved its goal of boosting the profile of the trust tasked with raising money for the build.
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Advice on safe relationships

6 hours 52 min ago
Attending the Loves-Me-Not workshops at Waitaki Girls’ High School this week are (from left) Oamaru police school community officer Constable Jay Morriss, year 12 pupils Lucy Strang, Hazel Turner, Phoebe Farmer, all 16, programme supporter Waitaki Girls’ High School guidance counsellor Jenny Corlet and Sergeant Blair Wilkinson. PHOTOS: JULES CHIN The need to prevent domestic abuse and foster healthy relationships is still strong in New Zealand. To help promote abuse prevention, police are still maintaining workshops launched by Lesley Elliott in memory of her daughter who was murdered after a relationship went horribly wrong.
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Incredible importance of natural and planted forests in New Zealand

6 hours 52 min ago
Rainforest at Milford Sound. PHOTOS: ODT FILES Whenever space in a landscape is opened up by a disturbance, such as a forest fire, a hurricane, or the arrival of lumberjacks, nature begins a process called succession.
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Local film-maker wins top award

6 hours 52 min ago
A scene from Terra Incognito. PHOTO: FINLAY WOODS Wānaka film-maker Finlay Woods has the 2024 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival’s Hiddleston/MacQueen Award ($2500) for best NZ-made film, featuring Wānaka Freeride World Tour skier Craig Murray.
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Social Experiment pays off for brewer

6 hours 52 min ago
Celebrating their win in the 2024 New World Beer & Cider Awards Top 30 are b.effect Brewery Co staff (from left) James Hay, Johanna Lindqvist (back), Grace Cuttance, Jonathan Kauri (back), Lucy Wallis and Tom Gerlach. PHOTO: REGAN HARRIS Beer enthusiasts keen to sample a Wānaka brewery’s award-winning IPA will need to hop to it.
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Two cultures, one love

6 hours 52 min ago
Standing in the backyard of their Mt Barker property are John, Antonia (6 months) and Flavia Skilton. Spanish language week
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Letters to the Editor: George St, ideology and Israel

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 20:39
Dunedin skater Harry Dolan shreds a new ledge in George St. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Today's Letters to the Editor from readers cover topics including an apology for the George St project, the ideological pot calling the kettle black, and a defence of Israel.
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By what route will the new hospital go

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 20:23
The hospital site. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Civis sighed this week when reading about blowouts and delays for the new Dunedin hospital.
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Embracing boredom’s potential

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 19:43
Photo: Getty Images Last weekend I went for a hike around Methven, looking for the elusive Mt Johnson in the rain.
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The Benno factor

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 19:36
Benno Scherek. Collection of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum [Ref: B 878] When Benno Scherek moved to Dunedin in 1880 it was great news for the city’s music connoisseurs, reports Toitū Otago Settlers Museum curator Peter Read.
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Music of the people

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 19:20
Country music and community — the Gore Country Music Club is still excelling at both. Photos: Scrambler Gore has been building community to a soundtrack of country music for more than 50 years, Jenny Mitchell tells Tom McKinlay.
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Science in the public’s interest

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 19:09
The Tuhurā Otago Museum’s "lab-in-box" science showcase at Parliament. Photo: supplied We need good science, so we’ll need to invest in it.
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Scents and sensibilities

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 19:04
Photo: Getty Images Nigel Slater finds hearty herby butter beans and a frangipane tart add fragrance to an autumn day. 
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Rock to raise the dead

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 18:29
Bulletproof Convertible, above, play a Dead Rockers Ball at Hampden tonight, while Mea Culpa, below, play The Crown. BULLETPROOF CONVERTIBLE AND THE DEAD ROCKERS BALL Bulletproof Convertible are a local three-piece band who play original songs with a ’50s influence, which they claim are "danceable as all hell".
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Songs celebrating life and death

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 18:14
The topic might sound grim but Fanny Lumsden is keeping it upbeat, she tells Tom McKinlay.
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Runaway 4WD flips over in Dunedin suburb

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 17:45
A runaway 4WD lies on its side after rolling over in North Rd at about 4pm on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery A runaway 4WD vehicle came a cropper when it flipped on its side in the Dunedin suburb of Normanby on Saturday.
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Dunedin premier rugby wrap-up: round nine

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 17:44
Zingari-Richmond's Mika Mafi comes up against Green Island's Ben Lopas in today's Dunedin premier rugby match at Montecillo. Photo: Peter McIntosh Some magic from Green Island fullback Finn Hurley helped Green Island beat Zingari-Richmond 34-21 on a bleak afternoon at Montecillo Park.
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Runaway vehicle flips on its side in Normanby

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 17:35
A runaway 4WD lies on its side after rolling over in North Rd at about 4pm on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery A runaway 4WD vehicle came a cropper when it flipped on its side in the Dunedin suburb of Normanby on Saturday.
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