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Dunedin mosque to reopen today

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:51
dunedin_mosque_google.png Photo: Google Maps Dunedin's Al Huda Mosque is reopening today and members of the public are asked to gather outside on Clyde St to support the city's Muslims as they return to their place of worship.
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Person 'critical' after crash in Oamaru

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:16
A person is critically hurt after an early-morning crash involving a car and pedestrian in Oamaru, police say.
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6 hurt in serious South Canterbury crash

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 08:40
Six people have been injured - one critically - after a serious crash in South Canterbury.
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Air NZ criticised over Christchurch fares

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 08:00
Air New Zealand is copping criticism for the prices of flights available to Christchurch following Friday's deadly terror attack at two mosques.
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PM given manifesto before massacre

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 07:33
ardern_presser_getty.jpg Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern briefs media. Photo: Getty Images The Prime Minister's Office has confirmed it received a copy of a "manifesto" from the alleged Christchurch mosque terror gunman less than 10 minutes before the deadly attacks began on Friday - along with about 70 others recipients.
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Mosque terror attack: Experts anticipate quick changes to gun laws

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 07:13
An AK-47 with bump stock installed. Photo: Getty Images Gun safety experts expect swift clampdowns on gun ownership after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pledged to change the country's near 30-year-old gun laws.
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Call for school first aid lessons

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
Dunedin secondary schools are endorsing a call from St John to make CPR and first aid lessons a compulsory part of the curriculum. Photo: ODT files If someone collapsed in the street, would anyone in your family have the CPR or first aid skills to save them?
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Healthy homes rules 'huge miss'

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
While the new standards were a step in the right direction, they were "truly a minimum'', Jordana Whyte says. Photo: ODT files The Government's new healthy homes standards, which aim to make rental properties warmer and drier, have missed out a vital area of the home.
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Council offers home-health advice

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
Dunedin City Council eco design adviser Lisa Burrough can provide free, independent advice for residents. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Insulation, moisture, heating, maintenance and inadequate curtains are all challenges for Dunedin people trying to keep their homes warm and healthy.
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Week-long celebration of diversity

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council representatives (from left) secretary Andrew Rudolf, youth rep and university student Haieata Watson, vice-president Dr Luxmanan Selvanesan and president Paul Gourlie. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Dunedin's cultural diversity, in all its colours and forms, will be celebrated during Dunedin Race Relations Week.
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Interpreter service being set up

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
Joy Gunn The need for face-to-face interpreter support for former refugees and other new migrants is behind the establishment of a new interpreter service in the city.
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Guide dog appeal volunteers sought

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
Photos: Shawn McAvinue Bevan Gardiner reacts after his guide dog Faith licks his face. A call has been made for volunteers to collect money in Dunedin next week so puppies can start training to be guide dogs.
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Teachers' course on specific learning disability

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
Behavioural issues can develop as a child loses confidence and self-belief, Speld spokeswoman Sue Radcliffe says. Photo: Getty Images A group of Dunedin teachers will become pupils again for two days next week when they attend a Speld NZ introductory course on children with specific learning disabilities (SLD).
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ORC opening new bus hub next week

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
The bus hub in Great King St will streamline services, improve traffic flow and set a foundation for Dunedin's growing public transport needs, the Otago Regional Council says. Photo: Gerard O'Brien The Otago Regional Council is to open its new bus hub in Great King St next week.
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End of Mosgiel Christmas tree?

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
The Mosgiel Christmas Tree in 2013. PHOTO: OTAGO DAILY TIMES FILES Christmas could be lacking an essential ingredient in Mosgiel this year.
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'People scared of the idea' of free produce stand

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
Saddle Hill Community Board deputy chairwoman Leanne Stenhouse (left) and community fruit and vegetable stand manager Bex Hill want more people to use a produce stand in Walton Park. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Walton Park residents appear to be "scared'' of a new community fruit and vegetable stand in their neighbourhood.
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Sweet new venture in Allanton

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 04:30
The Honey Shop co-owners Hannah Booiman, holding her 7-week-old daughter Willow, and Alicia Wheeler at their new shop in Allanton. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A new honey shop has been a hive of activity since opening in Dunedin this year.
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Hundreds attend Octagon vigil

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 22:13
Hundreds of Dunedinites packed in the Octagon this evening for a candlelit vigil to mark the Christchurch terror attack and support the city's Muslim community.
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Christchurch mosque shooting: The faces of the victims

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 21:50
They are fathers, mother, grandparents, daughters and sons. They are refugees, immigrants and New-Zealand born.
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Two in custody after North Dunedin disorder

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 21:27
Two people have been arrested after disorder across North Dunedin this evening as police attended couch fires and fighting on the street.
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