38 days ago

Dunedin's 35-year-old, hitch-hiking, Green Party mayor

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Aaron Hawkins is 35 years old, a Green Party member, vegetarian, cannot drive and often hitch-hikes to work.

He's also now Dunedin's mayor.

Hawkins, a two-term city councillor, secured the seat from a field of 14 hopefuls, taking the reins from Dave Cull who did not seek re-election. Dunedin was one of 11 councils using a Single Transferable Vote (STV) system, which requires voters to rank their preferred candidates.

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1 day ago

Memorials for your loved one.

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Come and view the extensive range of headstones at Avenal Park Funeral Home.

We have a variety of shapes, sizes and colours - black, grey, green, blues and reds and some unique designs. We work with you - from your ideas, through to the layout and design process and onto the installation stage.

Avenal Park Funeral Home are registered Monumental Masons and we are available to work in cemeteries throughout Southland and Otago.

We also offer a cleaning and restoration service for existing headstones.

Please phone us on 03 218 9021 to arrange a time for you to discuss your requirements and to look through our showroom at Avenal Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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5 days ago

plant identification

Krissie from South Dunedin

Hi Everyone
Can someone please identify this plant for me.
I took this photo outside Courier Post and i can find the name of it on Google.
Muchly appreciated!
Cheers
Krissie

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1 day ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 29.9% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    29.9% Complete
  • 14.8% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.8% Complete
  • 4.1% I don’t have an opinion
    4.1% Complete
  • 51.2% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.2% Complete
1422 votes