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Anniversaries marked at Regent book sale

Anniversaries marked at Regent book sale

It is anniversary time at The Star Regent 24-Hour Book Sale, which is celebrating its 35th year.

Toys an 'amazing' gift for refuge

Toys an 'amazing' gift for refuge

Mothers and children arriving at Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women's Refuge with nothing but the clothes they are in now have one small thing to smile about.

Wait-and-see approach on housing changes

Wait-and-see approach on housing changes

The Government has announced it is pressing ahead with plans to put more state houses and tenants in the hands of non-government organisations, but local social agencies still do not know what that entails.

Sallies take responsibility for hub co-ordinator role

Sallies take responsibility for hub co-ordinator role

A fledgling community hub in Corstorphine has been thrown a lifeline by the Salvation Army but the clock is still ticking on its long-term future.

Law changes see 'dead' nights at bars

Law changes see 'dead' nights at bars

A couple of ''quiet ones'' has turned to deathly silence in some bars since lower drink-driving limits came into force late last year. Dan Hutchinson talks to bar owners and the police about Dunedin's changing social patterns.

Vintage hearse proving popular

Vintage hearse proving popular

One of the original motor hearses of Dunedin is becoming a popular choice for families farewelling a loved one.

WW2 seaman honoured by Russia

WW2 seaman honoured by Russia

At the age of just 13, Dunedin man John Foster was signing up to do his bit in one of the most dangerous arenas of World War 2 - the merchant navy.

Police hoping to extend youth programme across city

Police hoping to extend youth  programme across city

The Rangatahi Fitness Leadership Programme is aimed at extending pupils' physical and mental capability with a focus on goal-setting, leadership and teamwork to help break down barriers between youth and police. Samantha McPherson reports.

New bins designed to boost recycling at farmers market

New bins designed to boost recycling at farmers market

The Otago Farmers Market is taking its recycling to a new level with new bins being rolled out this weekend to capture more of the good stuff.

Ringing in the change message

Ringing in the change message

Information technology and the aged-care sector are expected to continue to be big growth industries in Dunedin over the next 15 years, but the city's future prosperity could go either way, a group of business academics say.

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