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Returning students ‘trickle’ back to town

University of Otago students are starting to "trickle" back into the city ahead of Orientation Week. O Week will be held from February 17-22, before...

School resorts to traffic safety signs

North East Valley School is the latest to add signs discouraging people from illegal parking. "Parking here could endanger a child's life. Think . ....

Longtime masters of volunteering

Fond memories, a few new friends and a drawerful of T-shirts are often the rewards many volunteers seek when assisting at the Dunedin Masters...

Spilt paint tracks can’t be cleaned up: Council

Nothing can be done about the "unpleasant" white paint splattered across a St Kilda intersection, the Dunedin City Council says. Council transport delivery manager Josh...

Big-hearted co-ordinator to run appeal

This year's Dunedin area co-ordinator for the Heart Foundation New Zealand's annual street appeal John Dennison jokes that at almost 80 years old he...

Bowel cancer detection “first’

A bowel cancer "first" was celebrated in Mosgiel last week. K9 Medical Detection (K9MD) New Zealand Charitable Trust founder and director Pauline Blomfield, of Saddle...

Middlemarch train decision “narrow-minded”

Dunedin Railways is "narrow-minded" for letting money dictate its decision to stop a train service to Middlemarch, Strath Taieri Community Board chairman Barry Williams...

Speeding drivers “asking for trouble”

A Waitati resident wants motorists to slow down in Doctors Point Rd as data shows more than half exceed the speed limit at a...

Baby snap wins photo competition

A smiley baby and "spectacular" backdrop were the inspiration behind The Star's Family Holiday Photo Competition's winning snap. Ashley Mountfort, of Dunedin, captured a photo...

Unexpected gifts in return for work

Packing for a long-haul flight from East Africa to Dunedin is challenging when you're given a last-minute gift of a live goat and chicken,...
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