36 days ago

'Big increase' in library sign-ups during Covid-19 lockdown

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Thousands signed up to borrow ebooks and audiobooks in the first week of lockdown alone, breaking some library records, and the ongoing restrictions saw numbers continue to soar.

In Dunedin, the number of ebooks and audiobooks borrowed rose 60 per cent compared to March 2019.

A total of 6980 ebooks and audiobooks were borrowed, compared with 4235 in the same period last year.

Throughout April, a further 13,727 were borrowed, a rise of 65 per cent compared to the 9024 borrowed in all of April and May 2019.

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North Dunedin home sells for $565,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home on Forth Street in North Dunedin has sold for $565,000.

The 100sqm home is significantly smaller than most homes in North Dunedin.

The property at No. 162 was sold on June 24, 2020. It has three-bedrooms and one bathroom. Its capital valuation is $480,000. The median CV in North Dunedin is $590,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.