Ashton Heptonstall may be only 6, but he already has a
passion for environmentalism that could rival David
Attenborough or David Bellamy.
Scooters, skateboards and even hoverboards - they all appear
to be replacing the humble bicycle as a popular mode of
transport for children these days.
An expansion of Air New Zealand's schedule of direct flights
between Dunedin and Auckland could add significant value to
the local economy and create jobs, the Otago Chamber of
The number of Otago schools requiring Ministry of Education
intervention remains at its lowest level since 2008.
Recording its highest roll in "living memory'' has prompted
Tahuna Normal Intermediate to discuss school expansions and
enrolment zones with the Ministry of Education.
After teaching at the same school for 40 years or more, they
say you almost become part of the furniture.
A Mosgiel woman was apprehended by Dunedin police on Saturday
after she allegedly drove to a Mosgiel supermarket and passed
out drunk in one of the store's aisles.
For some, the thousand of people surging around the sights,
sounds and smells of the Thieves' Alley Market Day created a
sensory overload. For others, it was welcome company.
Emergency services are investigating after a derelict house
in Dunedin was destroyed in a blaze early this morning.
The number of nights of paid accommodation in Otago
facilities has increased by 5.8% in the past year, a
Statistics New Zealand accommodation survey shows.
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