139 days 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).

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2 days ago

Dunedin's Plan D marketing campaign gets A+ in feedback

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A quirky marketing campaign promoting Dunedin as ‘a pretty good plan D’ has won widespread acclaim, documents reveal.

‘’This work is BRILLIANT. Do not listen to any naysayers,’’ wrote Nigel Douglas, chief executive of New Zealand’s largest media agency, OMP.

His letter was one of dozens sent to the Dunedin City Council about its new marketing campaign, and released to Stuff after an Official Information Act request.

What did you think of the city's new 'plan D' marketing campaign?

2 hours ago

Share a local story with your neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours,
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

7 hours ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.