53 days ago

Otago Regional Council promises accountability if it caused fish deaths

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is promising to take responsibility and look at changing its practices if tests show it is behind the deaths of hundreds of fish.

Its Dunedin pollution team visited a Kaikorai stream over the weekend after hundreds of dead smelt, flounder, bullies, trout and inanga (whitebait) were found littering the shore near the Brighton Rd bridge.

ORC’s operations general manager, Gavin Palmer, said whether their recent river mouth activity had anything to do with the fish deaths remained under investigation.

“We are committed to being fully transparent and will share further information as it becomes available.”

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2 days ago

Furniture Donations wanted

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dunedin

Donate your pre-loved goods here.
Quality furniture, homewares needed (except beds)
Pick up available

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3 days ago

Jekyll and Hyde: The impact of New Zealand's most infamous street party

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

ACC claims spike on infamous days of drinking on Dunedin’s student calendar, data shows.

And one of the biggest events – the annual Hyde Street Party – gets under way on Saturday.

More than 3500 students are expected to attend the ticket-only event, which attracts colourful costumes, bawdy themes, and excessive drinking.

But it also means a busy day for emergency services personal, including paramedics, police and hospital staff. Read the full story here.

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3 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store!

Prospa

Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quote - Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

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