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Port Otago forbids you to use this thing. PHOTO: NIC WOOD
Port Otago forbids you to use this thing. PHOTO: NIC WOOD
These are a few of the finer things in life, but there is a time and place for them, and a ride...
These are a few of the finer things in life, but there is a time and place for them, and a ride on this bus is neither the time nor the place, sadly. PHOTO: NIC WOOD
It can be hard to know what to look out for when all you have to go on is a silhouette, so...
It can be hard to know what to look out for when all you have to go on is a silhouette, so someone kindly made a full-colour cutout to help illustrate this wildlife protection requirement near Broad Bay. PHOTO: NIC WOOD
A style reminiscent of feminist artist Barbara Kruger (Your Body Is A Battleground) is used to...
A style reminiscent of feminist artist Barbara Kruger (Your Body Is A Battleground) is used to vanquish skateboarders, rollerbladers and dogs from the Octagon. PHOTO: NIC WOOD
The Dunedin City Council really does not want any ball games played against the fences bordering...
The Dunedin City Council really does not want any ball games played against the fences bordering the sportsgrounds near King’s High School. PHOTO: ADRIENNE BUCKINGHAM
PHOTO: ADRIENNE BUCKINGHAM
It is interesting to see how the council’s house style for telling people what to do has evolved (fonts and colours come and go, as does the word ‘‘please’’). PHOTO: ADRIENNE BUCKINGHAM
PHOTO: ADRIENNE BUCKINGHAM
PHOTO: ADRIENNE BUCKINGHAM
PHOTO: ADRIENNE BUCKINGHAM
PHOTO: ADRIENNE BUCKINGHAM

Dunedin rules. 

There are a lot of them. 

Over the past year, Otago Daily Times subeditor Nic Wood has spent her free time looking out for rules — official or otherwise — around the city and its surrounds, photographing them to share on a social media page.

As a small but ardent following of fellow flaneurs began sending in their own snaps, an earnest effort to chart the ways people from those in positions of power over the common Dunedinite try to instil order and discipline in the city gained momentum. 

Here are some highlights.

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When we moved to Dunedin four years ago people would ask if we liked it here..
We would gush about Dunedin and the reply was ... Yep, don't tell anyone else..
NZ 's best kept secret.

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