North Dunedin, Dunedin

35 days ago

'The Manor': A look inside the 114-year-old Dunedin house where a young student died during a party

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

There's a long history behind the grand, double-storey home on Dunedin's Dundas St.

Known colloquially as "The Manor", the 114-year-old, five-bedroom flat has been a home to many University of Otago students - and parties - over the years.

On the weekend, a house party … View more
There's a long history behind the grand, double-storey home on Dunedin's Dundas St.

Known colloquially as "The Manor", the 114-year-old, five-bedroom flat has been a home to many University of Otago students - and parties - over the years.

On the weekend, a house party attracted hundreds of students who were eager to celebrate one final time before the university took over the property's lease.

But the night ended in tragedy when Sophia Crestani, 19, died after suffering injuries during a mass pile-up of people in house's stairwell. Our thoughts are with Sophia's friends and family following this terrible tragedy.

34 days ago

Scarfies, couch fires and keg parties: Otago student drinking culture in the spotlight after student death

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

ANALYSIS: Much has changed in Dunedin's student quarter: the couch fires are gone, the pubs have closed. A student population which was just recently considered politically apathetic is once again at the forefront of protest movements.

But the one thing that hasn't changed is the … View more
ANALYSIS: Much has changed in Dunedin's student quarter: the couch fires are gone, the pubs have closed. A student population which was just recently considered politically apathetic is once again at the forefront of protest movements.

But the one thing that hasn't changed is the undeniable impact alcohol has on the culture of the community.

35 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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35 days ago

Market at Caversham Presbyterian Church - Saturday 12th October, 9 -11am

Wendy from South Dunedin

Come along to 61 Thorn St this Saturday morning and grab yourself a bargain from the array of stalls. New and pre-loved goods are looking for new homes - something for everyone!

35 days ago

Testimonial Tuesday

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

We love the feedback we get from our parents.

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38 days ago

Recycle your unwanted mobile phones

NZ Telecommunications Forum

Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit … View more
Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which raises money for Sustainable Coastlines.

Recycling your mobile phone is free, easy and good for the environment. Not only does it keep harmful items out of landfill, it also stops the precious materials in your phone from going to waste.

Visit RE:MOBILE to find out how to recycle your mobile phone.
Learn more

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38 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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38 days ago

Are you immunised against measles?

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A warning has been issued from across the ditch after two measles-affected Australians visited the lower South Island.

The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) confirmed a Queenstown resident was confirmed as a new measles case on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the southern region … View more
A warning has been issued from across the ditch after two measles-affected Australians visited the lower South Island.

The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) confirmed a Queenstown resident was confirmed as a new measles case on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the southern region to 58.

The majority of those – 53 – were in the resort. Two cases had been confirmed in Dunedin, along with two in Wanaka, and one in Oamaru.

Anyone who might have been exposed to measles should watch out for symptoms including a cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, and fever followed a few days later by a rash.

They should isolate themselves immediately if they start to get sick, and call their GP practice in advance if they are seeking care.

Those needing advice can call Healthline on 0800 611 116, while the Immunisation Advisory Centre has information about measles immunity and the MMR vaccine on its website, and information on measles can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

39 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

Kendra Stone Reporter from Dunedin News

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your … View more
The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your thoughts?

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 20% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    20% Complete
  • 64% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    64% Complete
  • 16% I'm not bothered either way
    16% Complete
50 votes
39 days ago

Get your voting papers in on ‘Vote Day’ - Saturday 5 October

Daniel Webster from Local Government New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal … View more
Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal system.

New Zealand Post advises that the Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days for nationwide delivery, while delivery to and from rural areas may take longer. However, these targets are guides only, and are not guaranteed – delivery may take longer.

Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

“Some of the main reasons people give for not voting are they forgot, ran out of time or were too busy,” says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

“So to make sure people give themselves the best chance to have their say we are encouraging people to vote early on what we’ve dubbed Vote Day. Fill out your papers during the week and then to pop them in the paid envelope and into the nearest post box on Saturday 5 October.”

“Voting papers have to arrive at council offices by midday Saturday 12 October, so sending them in on Vote Day gives them plenty of time to get through the postal system.”

Mr Alexander says it is important New Zealanders participate in the selection of the people who will make decisions that affect most people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Local government shapes the place that you live. It’s the pavements you walk on, the roads where you drive, the water you drink, shower in and swim in, your parks, libraries and swimming pools where you take the kids,” Mr Alexander says.

“There’s been a lot of robust public conversation around climate change, the housing crisis, the quality of our water and our transport options, and now is the time to turn that conversation into a vote that influences your local leadership.”

“Voters can still post their papers after 5 October, but there is no harm in doing it earlier,” Mr Alexander says.

Eligible voters who didn’t enrol before 16 August won’t receive their papers in the mail, but can make a special vote by visiting their local council offices, or by contacting their Council Electoral Officer.

What: ‘Vote Day’
When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Why: Make sure you have your say by voting early
How: Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

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39 days ago

Cape Reinga to Bluff

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young … View more
The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young people across Aotearoa that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.

Kia kaha Marian and Kay!

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39 days ago

Vote for your neighbours and help make them our Gardeners of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Lloyd McCall had a great idea: The pool needed a new roof; farmers needed new plants. And Chris Hughes had the plants. When you're relaxing at the West Otago Swimming Pool this summer, say thanks to these homegrown heroes!

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