76 days ago

'I'll show you': Young Māori doctor from Mob family flipped racist slurs as motivation to succeed

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Jordan Tewhaiti-Smith is sometimes asked why he isn't a patched-up member of the Mongrel Mob.

"To be honest I don't think I would fit the facade," the 23-year-old, who is about to graduate as a doctor, said.

Growing-up around the gang – his father and several uncles were members – was a "normal" part of his childhood.

Tewhaiti-Smith is graduating as a doctor on Friday and has already secured a job at Christchurch Hospital.

Congratulations Jordan!

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Cooper's Pet Kitchen

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It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little more expensive than some, its nutrient density makes for smaller portions with more readily absorbable nutrients.

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This also means a decrease in what comes out the other end... less 'picking up' what they’re 'putting down' at the dog park if you catch our drift.
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20 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

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1 day ago

Stunned family loses prime beachside lunch spot to 'nosy' sea lion

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A sun smart sea lion may have stolen a Dunedin family's picnic spot, but stopped short of stealing their lunch.

Nikita and Kenny Hau and their two young boys were about to eat at at Aramona, near Dunedin, on Monday when something emerged from the water.

"[The sea lion] wasn't being aggressive in anyway ... it was like he was being playful," Nikita Hau says.


- Always stay at least 20 metres away.

- Do not disturb seals or sea lions. Don't make loud noises or throw objects near them.

- Keep dogs and children under control around seals or sea lions.

- If you are concerned about the safety of a seal or sea lion, please call 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).