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Scaled-down Relay for Life set for spring

The return to more normal life in New Zealand has inspired the Cancer Society to hold the Dunedin Relay for Life after all -...

Sex abuse group’s resources stretched

Demand for a sexual abuse service has "sky-rocketed" since lockdown. Otepoti Collective Against Sexual Abuse (Ocasa) reported an increase in demand in May, which has...

Craft group honours Helen Keller

The extraordinary life of Helen Keller was celebrated at a gathering of the Blind Low Vision NZ craft group marking her birthday. Guest speaker at...

Dog poo bags wait for owners

Dunedin dog owners collected about a quarter of the poo bag rolls they collectively paid more than $18,000 for. The Dunedin City Council began offering...

Social sewing studio moves into new, larger premises.

Dunedin social sewing studio Stitch Kitchen has found a new home. Just Atelier Trust project co-ordinator Fiona Jenkin said the studio had been repurposing textiles,...

Dunedin scientist set raise awareness about hand sanitiser

A Dunedin scientist is set to lead six free workshops teaching children about hand sanitiser. When Covid-19 hit New Zealand and hand sanitiser supplies were...

Twice the speed limit – no fines

  Dunedin motorists clocking speeds more than twice the limit have avoided fines. The Dunedin City Council reduced the speed limit from 30kmh to 10kmh in...

Helping at op shops turns into way of life

Lorraine Brown has spent nearly half her life volunteering. The 90-year-old has been helping out at Presbyterian Support Otago op shops for the past 40...

Blocking road would risk lives

Rather than blocking a Waitati road, better safety measures should be considered, a fireman says. Waitati Volunteer Fire Brigade deputy chief fire officer Lindsay Scott,...

Lockdown screen strain noted

Some optometrists are seeing an increase in clients with eye strain due to extra screen time during the Covid-19 lockdown. As schools and non-essential businesses...
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