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Not easy getting on property ladder

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:30
Nathan Sheridan: 'Hopefully we can find somewhere soon'. PHOTO: JOSHUA RIDDIFORD Dunedin’s average home value was $359,055 in January, up 15.5% from the same time last year, Quotable Value figures show. Real estate agents have told The Star they see nothing to slow down the value growth in the city. The increases are putting pressure on potential first-home buyers as they try to step on to the first rung of the property ladder. Reporter Joshua Riddiford spoke to a Dunedin man trying to get into the market.
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Coastal walkway reopened

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:30
Dunedin City council parks operations manager Hamish Black at the completed track at Second Beach. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The popular coastal walkway at Second Beach in St Clair has reopened to the public after a three-month project to repair slumping of the track.
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Parents given 'taste of student-style living'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:30
Arana College. Photo: Wikipedia Giving parents a taste of life at the University of Otago is a priority for several residential colleges as they prepare to welcome students for the year.
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Polytechnic orientation under way

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:30
Otago Polytechnic Students' Assocation chairman Dylan Mead is looking forward to another year of supporting student life in Dunedin. PHOTO: GRETA YEOMAN Otago Polytechnic students started back this week.
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Focus on nuisance fires

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:30
Snr Const John Woodhouse Authorities will be quick to respond to nuisance fires during Orientation Week, Campus Cop Senior Constable John Woodhouse says.
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Wheels turning on bus changes

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:30
Otago Regional Council support services manager Gerard Collings has several projects ahead this year for the city’s bus system. PHOTO: GRETA YEOMAN Bus hub construction, ticketing changes, route adaptations and community consultation are just some of the many things on the Otago Regional Council's bus agenda this year.
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Vintage outfits reborn

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:29
A Mosgiel grandmother gave two "gorgeous" dresses to help a charity shop step back in time.
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Medallist visits school

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:29
Balaclava School pupils (from left) Tysin Gill (7), sister Aniaka (10) and Isabelle Frost (5) meet Olympic rowing double gold medallist Hamish Bond. Photo: Peter McIntosh. Balaclava teacher Dave Waddell is proof it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
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Learning to love the lifestyle

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:27
Andrea Moreno Madariaga and Luis Fernandez, of Chile, are looking forward to their studies at Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus, in Cromwell. The two are part of a growing international contingent moving to Cromwell to study at the polytechnic. Photo: Pam Jones. A growing interest in "lifestyle learning" is boosting  Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus, and student numbers and courses are rising.  Pam Jones takes a look at some of those combining study with lifestyle in Central Otago.
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Tale behind olive grove

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:26
Wanaka’s lake-edge wedding venue The Olive Grove became the focus of national and international media attention last month when former All Black  captain Richie McCaw and Black Sticks hockey player Gemma Flynn, dubbed New Zealand’s royalty, were married there. Dr John and Mrs Jill Blennerhassett, who are both in their 80s, started the Olive Grove wedding venue business just three years ago but it was only another chapter in their extraordinary lives.  Kerrie Waterworth backgrounds the lives of the two individuals who created the Olive Grove.
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War Stories: The up-and-coming writer and the Chief

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:25
One day in the winter of early 1917, New Zealand troops in northern France might have been surprised to see a distinguished visitor in civvies confidently striding about the place, chatting away to generals and privates alike and dismissive of the usual military conventions and courtesies.
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Two car crash on Taieri Rd

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:55
Two drivers received minor injuries after their vehicles collided on Taieri Mouth Rd on Saturday afternoon.
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Motorcyclist injured on Lindis Pass

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:33
A motorcyclist has been flown to Dunedin Hospital with moderate injuries after his bike collided with a truck on the Lindis Pass.
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Allan wins Wanaka Challenge again

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:16
Dougal Allan celebrates at the finish line. Photo: Getty Images Local sportsman Dougal Allan has won the men's Challenge Wanaka title for the second year in a row.
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Tahir not only issue for Black Caps

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 15:29
gettyimages-642243258.jpg Imran Tahir celebrates taking the wicket of Ben Wheeler at Eden Park. Photo: Getty Images Imran Tahir's wicket celebrations were among the highlights of South Africa's 78-run win in Friday's Twenty20 clash, but New Zealand have more to worry about than just the exuberant leg-spinner as they head into the one-day series.
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Criticising media 'waste of time': Turnbull

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 14:16
US President Donald Trump is wasting his time deriding the media over their coverage of his administration, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, citing the example of British wartime leader Winston Churchill.
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Fault knocks out power to West Coast

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:50
A fault at the Kikiwa substation near St Arnaud knocked out power to almost the entire West Coast this morning.
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Oprah's shares 'gorgeous day' with millions

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:38
Visiting TV queen Oprah Winfrey took to the sky this morning over Wanaka, sharing her experience with her 8.3 million social media followers.
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Former All Black Sione Lauaki farewelled

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:14
Former All Black Sione Lauaki has been farewelled by hundreds of family, friends, fans and rugby dignitaries in Auckland.
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Kraft makes bid for Unilever

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 12:51
The deal, if agreed, would bring together some of the world's best known brands. Photo: Reuters US food company Kraft Heinz made a surprise $US143 billion offer for Unilever in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap.
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