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Aaron Hawkins is one of the country's youngest Mayors.

Dunedin's new Mayor might keep hitch-hiking to work

"It is a very effective way of engaging with the electorate."

Otago students have cleaned the notorious Castle Street in memory of Sophia Crestani.

Otago students clean Dunedin street in memory of Sophia Crestani

"It's a sign of respect for Sophia and the community we live in."

Watch: NZ's most violent city spots revealed.

Unprovoked assault puts Dunedin man in hospital

The offenders were seen running down Princes St towards Queens Garden

Rodgers House in Dunedin

Man assaulted in central Dunedin

He is recovering in hospital.

Ross Taylor.

'It is not fair': A mother's call for change to get justice for her late son

Corinda Taylor lost her son, now she has to bear the pain of a coronial inquest.

The family of Sophia Crestani on Tuesday paid tribute to their daughter.

Family of Dunedin party victim call for street clean-up in memory of daughter

Sophia Crestani died at an overcrowded flat at the weekend.

The family of Sophia Crestani have paid tribute to their daughter.

'We are grieving': Sophia Crestani's family pay tribute to 'beautiful daughter'

They're speaking out after the tragic accident.

Watch: University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne spoke to media on Monday.

Dunedin in 'shock', 'grief' after student Sophia Crestani's death

"Now is not the time to be pointing fingers or blame."

Watch: University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne spoke to media on Monday.

As it happened: Otago university vice-chancellor addresses media after student's death

A 19-year-old student died at a house party on Saturday.

Sophia Crestani was killed in a staircase pile-up at a packed party at a student flat in Dunedin.

Principal pays touching tribute to Dunedin house party victim

"Sophia was a cheerful, positive and personable young woman."

Sophia Crestani has been named as the victim.

Identity of Dunedin house party victim revealed

It is understood she died at an out of control house party over the weekend.

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Car smashes into power pole in serious Dunedin crash

Police say two people may have critical injuries.

A young woman was killed and two other people seriously injured in a staircase pile-up at a packed party at a student flat in Dunedin.

Police describe scenes of fear, anxiety at fatal Dunedin party

"It's news no parent wants to hear."

A woman died and two others have serious injuries.

As it happened: Police address media after Dunedin party death

A woman died and two others have serious injuries.

A young woman was killed and two other people seriously injured in a staircase pile-up at a packed party at a student flat in Dunedin.

'People weren't listening to her': Witness describes overcrowded chaos at fatal party

"There was no wriggle room, if you fell over you weren't going to get up for a long time."

There's just over a week until polling day.

Concern over low vote-returns as local elections loom

With just over a week until polling day, voters seem to be holding off.

A civil liberties group were earlier critcial of Seymour's freedom of speech proposals.

'Lame' protesters interrupt Seymour's freedom of speech talk

"Freedom of speech is not freedom of consequences," a protester said.

An injured sea lion.

Sea lion found in Dunedin with object lodged in its neck

He was last seen in Sandfly Bay.

Zoe Sayer was last seen at 7pm on Monday.

Police looking for missing Dunedin teen

Zoe Sayer hasn't been seen since Monday evening.

Related video: Advocate Jazz Thornton and Health Minister David Clark on mental health.

Kiwi students to give free massages for mental health

"Regular massage can reduce our stress levels, so could be considered a preventative measure."