173 days ago

Elton John, the parking wardens and the ticket bonanza

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

More than 35,000 fans packed Forsyth Barr Stadium to hear the 72-year-old musician belt out hit after hit during an almost three hour-long set on Tuesday, February 4.

But as he launched the start of the New Zealand leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour tour, two parking wardens from the Dunedin City Council were quietly ticketing dozens of vehicles parked near the stadium.

Did you get ticketed? Do you think it was fair to ticket those going to the show? Read the full story here and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

More messages from your neighbours
4 hours ago

What moving to level 2 means for the rest of NZ

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.

Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.

Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.

In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.

For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.

2 days ago


Melanie from South Dunedin

I am looking for volunteers to help with the collection for Daffodil Day, August 28th. I am coordinating 2 sites - Countdown South Dunedin - 8am -6pm and outside Cash Converters 9am -3 pm. If you can help please let me know, or if you know someone that can help pass them onto me and I will be in touch .

5 hours ago

COVID-19 Update

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

We will be closing our New Zealand care centres to all visitors from 10am on Wednesday August 12 following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community in Auckland, and Level 2 Alert level in the remainder of New Zealand.