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Santa makes time to meet kids

It may be his busiest time of the year, but Santa is making time to meet Dunedin children before Christmas. Santa, talking to The Star...

He wrote goodbye letters

A Dunedin man battling a rare and deadly brain disorder continues to beat the odds on his road to recovery. Father-of-three Tim Doidge (38) lost...

Arts Festival founder/director steps down

After almost 20 years in the role of Arts Festival Dunedin director, Nicholas McBryde is stepping down to allow the festival to take a...

Town hall venue for community Xmas lunch

The buzz of Christmas cheer will fill the Dunedin Town Hall for the fifth time as an army of volunteers gears up for the...

Santa does present run before parade

Before Santa paraded down George St on Sunday, he delivered presents to children at Dunedin Hospital. Santa Parade Trust chairwoman Michelle Ellwood said he, along...

Managing expectations key to affordable Xmas

A special Christmas can be enjoyed with planning and realistic expectations, Dunedin Budget Advisory Service executive officer Andrew Henderson says. Ideally, people would have budgeted...

Gearing up for dance concert

Four Dunedin women are putting in the extra miles for their end-of-year concert. Loraine Whitwell, Carolyne Smith, Deborah Bell and Helen Flockton are part of...

Bowel cancer tested, diagnosed and treated

Dunedin man Tony Cummings is back to "business as usual" after being diagnosed with bowel cancer through a screening test and successfully treated. Mr Cummings,...

Kered giving back to help ‘young me’

It has been a long journey from living in state care to receiving a national award for young Dunedin woman Kered Taylor. Miss Taylor (18)...

Fundraising for pool tops $3.2m ‘trigger’

A $3.2million fundraising "trigger" point to build a new aquatic facility in Mosgiel has been surpassed. But the trust behind the project says it will...

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