45 days ago

Notorious Dunedin street gets extreme makeover to honour killed student

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A street synonymous with student partying was given an extreme tidy-up by those honouring one of their own.

Sophia Crestani, 19, was killed in a stairway pile-up during a party last year.

In July, her Wellington-based parents launched The Sophia Charter, which included agencies working on a range of measures, including cracking down on large parties and reducing rubbish in the area.

Crestani’s family called for a mass cleanup of the student quarter following her death, and that was again repeated on Friday at noon.

Hundreds of students, armed with rubber gloves, brooms, and rubbish bags took to the student quarter.

Crestani's childhood friend Emily Jenner, 20, said the cleanup, which centred around the notorious student hotspot of Castle St, was about '’putting the charter into action''.

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1 day ago

Your favourite ever summer holiday

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

5 hours ago

care over trailing cables/tinsel etc

Jane Neighbourly Lead from North Dunedin

Just a reminder that trailing cables can trip you up. It happened to me today and I have been getting blood off the carpet and will be an interesting colour by tomorrow. So save yourself some grief and mind out for those trailly things.

12 hours ago

Neighbours Day Aotearoa is back and has even more ways you can get involved next year with their theme: The Great Plant Swap 🌻

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

The first 200 to register their event, whether your usual BBQ, street party or something new like a plant swap, will be sent a packet of seeds to help you get started!

You can also write something nice (in 30 words or less) about your neighbours, community or acts of neighbourliness you've experienced with their new 'Notes for Neighbours' - any sort of note goes including poems! These will be shared on their Facebook, Instagram and website and 5 will be specially chosen to be featured on posters across Aotearoa.

Register your event, big or small, here today:

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