45 days ago

Shocked and suffocated - woman who cannot wear a mask told she was not welcome at Dunedin supermarket

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A woman who has a medical exemption for wearing a mask during Covid-19 restrictions was horrified when a store manager said she should shop elsewhere.

“I was treated like a leper,” the Dunedin woman, who requested anonymity, said of the incident, which underscores the complexities customers and shop workers face when grappling with rules under different alert levels.

Each Thursday for the last two decades she has caught a bus to shop at Countdown in central Dunedin.

But that loyalty was tested after an incident which unfolded on the morning of August 26. Read the full story here.

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6 hours ago

PRE-SALE now on!

The Team from Mags4Gifts

The team at New Zealand Gardener has been hard at work creating their new Houseplant Special Edition - an essential compendium for anyone who's interested in growing their own houseplants.

You can also get ahead of the game with their 2022 Garden Diary. The pages are flooded with moon planting guides, a Māori lunar calendar, harvest recipes, garden DIYs, and garden fertiliser and pest deterrent recipes. A must for beginners and expert gardeners alike.

Enter the code 'SPECIAL' at checkout and save 25% off RRP

10 hours ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?


It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Nominate your community

1 day ago

No tricks, only treats at our Red Cross Shops!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dunedin

Whether you need last minute costume ideas, or would just like to browse through some spooky knick-knacks, pop into your Red Cross Shop near you this Halloween!