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10 hours ago

Pair sought after alleged assault in central Dunedin

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Police want to speak with two men captured on CCTV after a serious assault in central Dunedin.

The incident happened outside Rodgers House at the intersection of Princes and Dowling streets about 2.45am on Saturday.

Initial reports suggest the victim was assaulted by two unknown men in an … View more
Police want to speak with two men captured on CCTV after a serious assault in central Dunedin.

The incident happened outside Rodgers House at the intersection of Princes and Dowling streets about 2.45am on Saturday.

Initial reports suggest the victim was assaulted by two unknown men in an "apparent unprovoked attack".

The men or anyone who recognises them should contact police on 105 quoting file number 191012/7494, or can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12 hours ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Southern District Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or … View more
After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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1 day ago

What do you know about the internet?

Stuff Fibre

We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the … View more
We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
Take the survey

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1 day ago

Police warn of thefts from cars

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Police are warning people to keep their cars locked and hide any valuables after a number of thefts from cars. The Organ Pipes and Dunedin Botanic Garden car parks were targeted.

There are reports of a suspicious individual, a clean-shaven Caucasian male in his mid 20's, of a skinny build … View more
Police are warning people to keep their cars locked and hide any valuables after a number of thefts from cars. The Organ Pipes and Dunedin Botanic Garden car parks were targeted.

There are reports of a suspicious individual, a clean-shaven Caucasian male in his mid 20's, of a skinny build and wearing a hooded dark brown leather jacket.

Be wary, neighbours.

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1 day ago

Mystery after squatters leave abandoned Dunedin property covered in rubbish

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A three-bedroom house for sale by mortgagee auction was left a mess by squatters, neighbours say.

Behind the padlocked door is a former family home, which – according to the Trade Me photos – was left strewn with rubbish, including plastic bags and discarded household items.

The Musselburgh … View more
A three-bedroom house for sale by mortgagee auction was left a mess by squatters, neighbours say.

Behind the padlocked door is a former family home, which – according to the Trade Me photos – was left strewn with rubbish, including plastic bags and discarded household items.

The Musselburgh property, which was listed for sale on October 2, will be sold at a mortgagee auction on October 30.

2 days ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

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Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 10% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    10% Complete
  • 2.2% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    2.2% Complete
  • 22.3% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    22.3% Complete
  • 36.8% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    36.8% Complete
  • 28.8% It's just like any other day for me
    28.8% Complete
1901 votes
3 days ago

Police seeking witnesses to serious assault

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Police are urging members of the public to come forward with information following an early morning assault in Dunedin.

The unprovoked attack happened outside Rodgers House at the intersection of Princes and Dowling streets around 2.45am on Saturday. The victim was taken to Dunedin Hospital in … View more
Police are urging members of the public to come forward with information following an early morning assault in Dunedin.

The unprovoked attack happened outside Rodgers House at the intersection of Princes and Dowling streets around 2.45am on Saturday. The victim was taken to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.

If you have any information, please contact Police on 105 or 0800 555 111.

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3 days ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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3 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. … View more
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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4 days ago

Win the ultimate ballet experience

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, … View more
Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.

This world premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

*Participants must be available to travel on Wednesday 6th November.
T&C’s apply.
Enter now

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5 days ago

Thank you OneSight!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to the incredible OneSight team who have recently spent time at five Salvation Army centres around the country providing free eye tests and glasses to Kiwis who are unable to afford them.

624 people were seen over five days with nearly 70% needing glasses. … View more
We want to say a huge thank you to the incredible OneSight team who have recently spent time at five Salvation Army centres around the country providing free eye tests and glasses to Kiwis who are unable to afford them.

624 people were seen over five days with nearly 70% needing glasses. Amazingly, 150 people attending the clinics were are able to leave with their new glasses which were manufactured on site!

OneSight Programme Manager for Australia/New Zealand Jenny Harnett says it was an honour to partner with The Salvation Army to deliver these clinics to communities in need. “We believe that glasses unlock potential, providing opportunities for students to learn, for people to work and earn a living, to drive, to read, and to support their families."

Thanks again OneSight!

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6 days ago

Six60 put on five more shows in biggest ever New Zealand tour

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

SIX60 haven't forgotten their roots and will be back with guests under the roof on March 7 next year as part of their next NZ tour.

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6 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Find out more

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6 days ago

Fun geocaching activity for family and friends

The Team from Ministry of Education

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga … View more
Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga #Tuia250

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