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Merry Christmas Dunedin

Welcome to the final edition of your community newspaper The Star for 2018. With the festive season upon us and, for many, a well-deserved holiday...

Siren sounded, cans appeared

Last week's can appeal was an "incredible show of a city pulling together to take care of each other", one of its organisers says. Emergency...

Pensioner disgusted with overgrown berms

A Dunedin pensioner has slammed the Dunedin City Council for a "tatty and horrible" cluster of berm gardens. Nancy Durst (82), of St Kilda, said...

30 years on trust makes worthy things happen

It is the end of an era for the Otago Community Trust, as grants manager Carol Melville steps down after 30 years with the...

Cellphone app can alert first-aiders

A Dunedin nurse wants people with first-aid training to sign up to an emergency app. They might save the life of one of the city's...

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...

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