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Hollywood eyes on Otago Peninsula

Hollywood eyes on Otago Peninsula

Could Otago Peninsula be a location for a new Hollywood blockbuster? Dreamworks Studios staff have been seen on the peninsula, allegedly scouting locations for the film The Light Between Oceans, but the company is keeping quiet. The Star's JONATHAN CHILTON-TOWLE reports.

New pet-sitting app gives paws for thought

New pet-sitting app gives paws for thought

Dunedinites are increasingly going online to search for babysitters for their furry friends and a new app which aids the process is starting to take off.

Pleasant problem for visitor service

Pleasant problem for visitor service

In a twist on the usual theme, a surplus of volunteers at one Dunedin social agency means they are now looking for people who could use some company, rather than the other way around. The Star reporter DAN HUTCHINSON investigates a pleasing crisis.

Hoard of cars has become a 'monster'

Hoard of cars has become a 'monster'

Allen Mill knows the make and model of each of his 6500 Matchbox cars and the year they were released.

No major issues after legal high ban

No major issues after legal high ban

The synthetic cannabis ban appears to have mostly stubbed out sales of legal highs in Dunedin.

Dog handling 'one of the best jobs'

Dog handling 'one of the best jobs'

Spending hours tracking people who are trying to evade police forms part of a physically demanding yet rewarding role for police dog handler Constable Alan Duncan.

More state houses to be sold in city

More state houses to be sold in city

Housing New Zealand Corporation is preparing to sell another batch of Dunedin state houses.

Otago schools show the way

Otago schools show the way Dunedin and other Otago high school pupils are more likely to play sport and be active than anywhere else in the country.

Cupcake Day a sweet fundraiser for SPCA

Cupcake Day a sweet fundraiser for SPCA

Katherine Halkett has a sweet tooth.

Community rallies to help boy with leukaemia

Community rallies to help boy with leukaemia

The Corstorphine community is offering support after a 10-year-old local boy was diagnosed with leukaemia last week.

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