Dunedin Central , Dunedin

38 days ago

Elton John, the parking wardens and the ticket bonanza

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

More than 35,000 fans packed Forsyth Barr Stadium to hear the 72-year-old musician belt out hit after hit during an almost three hour-long set on Tuesday, February 4.

But as he launched the start of the New Zealand leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour tour, two parking wardens from the … View more
More than 35,000 fans packed Forsyth Barr Stadium to hear the 72-year-old musician belt out hit after hit during an almost three hour-long set on Tuesday, February 4.

But as he launched the start of the New Zealand leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour tour, two parking wardens from the Dunedin City Council were quietly ticketing dozens of vehicles parked near the stadium.

Did you get ticketed? Do you think it was fair to ticket those going to the show? Read the full story here and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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38 days ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are … View more
Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

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39 days ago

Why we're putting quality first...

Cooper's Pet Kitchen

Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little … View more
Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little more expensive than some, its nutrient density makes for smaller portions with more readily absorbable nutrients.

Get more bang for your dog’s bite with 50% OFF your first order with code NEIGHBOURLY.

This also means a decrease in what comes out the other end... less 'picking up' what they’re 'putting down' at the dog park if you catch our drift.
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59 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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40 days ago

Stunned family loses prime beachside lunch spot to 'nosy' sea lion

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A sun smart sea lion may have stolen a Dunedin family's picnic spot, but stopped short of stealing their lunch.

Nikita and Kenny Hau and their two young boys were about to eat at at Aramona, near Dunedin, on Monday when something emerged from the water.

"[The sea lion] wasn't being… View more
A sun smart sea lion may have stolen a Dunedin family's picnic spot, but stopped short of stealing their lunch.

Nikita and Kenny Hau and their two young boys were about to eat at at Aramona, near Dunedin, on Monday when something emerged from the water.

"[The sea lion] wasn't being aggressive in anyway ... it was like he was being playful," Nikita Hau says.

DOC'S ADVICE ON HOW TO ENJOY SEALS AND SEA LIONS:

- Always stay at least 20 metres away.

- Do not disturb seals or sea lions. Don't make loud noises or throw objects near them.

- Keep dogs and children under control around seals or sea lions.

- If you are concerned about the safety of a seal or sea lion, please call 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).

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40 days ago

Honestly Maths

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

You solve one problem and you are faced with the next!

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40 days ago

Help us be there.

NZ Red Cross

Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the… View more
Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the country. We would love to have you on our team.
Sign up today

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42 days ago

Dunedin council 'fleeced' Central Otago and Queenstown with $117m Aurora dividends

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Central Otago and Queenstown's mayors want the Dunedin City Council to stump up cash towards a $400 million electricity lines upgrade.

They say the city council is partly responsible for Aurora Energy's failure to upgrade and maintain its network because it received $177m in dividends … View more
Central Otago and Queenstown's mayors want the Dunedin City Council to stump up cash towards a $400 million electricity lines upgrade.

They say the city council is partly responsible for Aurora Energy's failure to upgrade and maintain its network because it received $177m in dividends from the company.

What do you think? Read the full story here here and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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42 days ago

Make a visit to start a conversation.

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

Talking to a family member about care can be difficult. To help start a conversation, you’re invited to visit our Open Day this Sunday.

This is a chance for you, and your family members, to experience the feeling of community at Ryman Care, first-hand.
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42 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
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