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Inequality ‘bad for the country’

Child poverty has been made "hugely worse" by New Zealand's growing inequality, a Dunedin academic says. Associate Professor Nicola Atwool, of the University of Otago...

Families struggling: agencies

With less than a month to go before the general election on September 23, The Star is launching a series of investigations into some...

Drumming in correct technique

There is more to playing the West African djembe drum than just bashing it with your hands. Djembe master drummer Koffie Fugah has been demonstrating...

Church building to be closed

Kaikorai Presbyterian Church will officially close its doors next month. The church, which was built in 1906, has been unused for the past month and...

City set to celebrate 200 years after Austen

After many years of reading and enjoying the works of Regency century author Jane Austen, Dunedin woman Jane Reynolds decided there was a lot...

It’s nomination time

Nominations for individual (non-party) electorate candidates for the September 23 election open today and close at noon on Tuesday. Candidates must be nominated by two...

Frustration in face of slip damage, repairs

As the big clean-up continues, life is returning to normal for many rain-affected residents of greater Dunedin. But frustration remains for residents facing costly repairs...

Daffodil House ‘wonderful’

The sun pours in the windows of Daffodil House, warming the comfortable, open plan kitchen and living area. Operated by the Cancer Society since 1989,...

Rental Wof scheme in spotlight

Dunedin is full of old rental housing stock that needs to be upgraded, Mayor Dave Cull says. "I don't have any patience with those people...

Mayor swaps robes for apron

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull's culinary skills were put to the test yesterday, as he turned his hand to baking scones at the Cancer Society's...

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