31 days ago

Dunedin's 35-year-old, hitch-hiking, Green Party mayor

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Aaron Hawkins is 35 years old, a Green Party member, vegetarian, cannot drive and often hitch-hikes to work.

He's also now Dunedin's mayor.

Hawkins, a two-term city councillor, secured the seat from a field of 14 hopefuls, taking the reins from Dave Cull who did not seek re-election. Dunedin was one of 11 councils using a Single Transferable Vote (STV) system, which requires voters to rank their preferred candidates.

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6 hours ago

It was kinda a pay-it forward kinda thing…

AMI Insurance

When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.

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1 day ago

Need a builder

Ana from South Dunedin

Am in need of a builder to do a small job (hang some paintings on a wall) which is above some stairs. If this sounds like you drop me a message. Would need this done asap. Will be a paid job

1 day ago

Poll: Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

People rent out baches, rooms in their houses, their garages and car parking spaces, so surely hiring out swimming pools is the next logical step.

A new app lets people hire their private pools by the hour, but it hasn't come to New Zealand - yet.

To read more, click here.

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Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?
  • 28.4% Yes please!
    28.4% Complete
  • 71.6% No, that's weird.
    71.6% Complete
1277 votes