61 days ago

Student dentist makes epic custom cakes for children in need

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A Dunedin baker wants every child to cut into a special birthday cake on their big day, so she's making them herself – for free.

Hannah Chung, 28, said ordering custom cakes and buying ingredients had become "so expensive" some struggling parents were forced to forgo their child's birthday party to pay for baking supplies.

A single cake from a speciality bakery could cost hundreds of dollars, well out of most people's price range, so Chung started taking suggestions on her Facebook page - Hannah Bakes for families who needed a hand in 2017.

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3 days ago

Dunedin rolls out $150,000 welcome mat for tens of thousands of visitors

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Concerts by Elton John, Queen, two Highlanders matches, 31 cruise ship visits, and the city hosting the Masters Games has prompted the council to transform the Octagon and surrounding city streets.

That includes temporarily closing the Octagon, similar to the trial during the Ed Sheeran concerts in Easter 2018.