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Page icon Dunedin is the Gigatown champion

Dunedin has won the gigatown competition. Chorus announced the city's victory at a ceremony held in Wellington. Dozens of locals filled Gigatown Headquarters to watch the ceremony. Nerves gave way to cheers and tears as the city was crowned victorious. For full coverage on the city's win, check out 39 Dunedin News tomorrow. ›see story

Film icon. Otago regional councillors endorse new public transport plan

Dunedin's public transport system is in for a major shake-up. Otago regional councillors have endorsed a new public transport plan. That means locals are likely to notice some major changes to buses around the city. ›see story

Film icon. Hundreds gather to see Cricket World Cup trophy

Excitement over the Cricket World Cup has brought the Octagon to life, with hundreds of people gathering to see the tournament trophy. Both young and old cricket fans celebrated by meeting some of the sport's greats. And they took advantage of the sunshine to hone their own cricket skills. ›see story

Film icon. Drug dealers busted by police

Four alleged methamphetamine dealers have been busted by police in Dunedin. ›see story

Film icon. Patients surveyed by Southern District Health Board

Dunedin patients are being asked to give their opinion on their time spent in hospital. ›see story

Film icon. Paint party's future in doubt

The future of the Illuminate Paint Party in Dunedin is unknown. There's opposition to a special liquor licence application for next year's event. That was discussed at a hearing, where party organisers said the event's viability could be compromised if alcohol is banned. ›see story

Film icon. St Clair sea wall maintenance plan will see it through the next decade

The sea wall at St Clair is expected to cost the city council $850,000 to maintain. That money should cover costs for the next decade. Councillors support the maintenance plan, although they've raised questions about who's responsible for last year's sea wall collapse. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on the stadium

The Dunedin City Council has decided to use more ratepayer money on Forsyth Barr Stadium. It plans to increase the ratepayer contribution by $1.8m each year for the next decade. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked members of the public if they think the stadium is worth its cost. ›see story

Page icon National New Zealand income on the rise

The income of New Zealand as a nation is on the rise. For the year to March, New Zealand earned $14.4b more than in the previous year. The figures from Statistics New Zealand show disposable income is up throughout the country, and it's worth almost $200b. Much of the growth has been led by business profits. Income from employment has also increased. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin tertiary students getting involved in politics

Watch this video! Some of Dunedin's tertiary students are getting involved in politics at a national level. They've just been part of an all expenses paid workshop, aimed at engaging youth in governmental issues. The Dunedin participants have mingled with a range of influential guest speakers, and have the support of local councillors. ›see story

Film icon. Conference targets you substance issues

Local teachers have a new perspective on youth drug and alcohol abuse. Substance problems are the subject of a conference that aims to bring together community members to tackle associated issues. And it's hoped that will lead to solutions for the city's teenagers who otherwise face life-long ramifications. ›see story

Film icon. Artistic talent on display

The artistic genius of some Dunedin residents is on display through an annual exhibition. It's being run by Artsenta, which brings together dozens of talented locals within the mental health community. And the public exhibition seems to be paying off in more ways than one. ›see story

Film icon. Fashion students displayed their work on the runway

Fashion students from the Otago Polytechnic's School of Design have displayed their collections on the runway. Hundreds of spectators took in the sights and atmosphere of the fashion show, which had an Eastern twist. ›see story

Film icon. Costs rise for the FIFA U20 World Cup

The bill for hosting next year's FIFA U20 World Cup is rising for the Dunedin City Council. Already the council's allocated $150,000 towards hosting the international sporting event. But a disappointing fundraising result means the council's now being asked to contribute more. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin Botanic Garden glasshouse broken into

Police are concerned that drugs are the motivation behind a recent burglary at the Dunedin Botanic Garden. The garden's glasshouse has been broken into, and a surveillance camera stolen from inside. Thieves have previously stolen cactus plants from the glasshouse, for their hallucinogenic properties. And that's why the surveillance camera was installed. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin residents saving money for Christmas

Dunedin residents seem to be saving more money for Christmas than anyone else in the South Island. Figures have been compiled by NZCU South, in relation to the number of members opening Christmas-specific savings accounts. In Dunedin more than $1.5m has already been saved in such accounts. That's more than five times the amount saved overall in Christchurch. ›read more

Film icon. City Councillors weigh in on the stadium's future

Watch this video! Dunedin City Councillors have weighed in on the future of the city's stadium. The operation and ownership of the facility have been reviewed. And an extraordinary meeting held today gave members of the city council a chance to discuss issues with the stadium in depth. ›see story

Film icon. Death of a prisoner under investigation

A major inquest into the death of a remand prisoner at the Otago Corrections Facility has begun. ›see story

Film icon. St Kilda fire station transformation almost complete

The St Kilda fire station redevelopment is almost complete. The station is being transformed to ensure it's fit for purpose, but the project hasn't been all smooth sailing. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Polytechnic students celebrate the end of their studies

A mix of under-graduate and post-graduate students from Otago Polytechnic are celebrating the end of their studies. They've created a large scale exhibition spanning the entire art school. And several artists involved are changing the notion that art is just meant to be looked at. ›see story

Film icon. Youth in local government gets financial backing from council

The engagement of youth in local government is set to grow. Earlier this year a group was formed to determine how the city council could better involve youth in its processes. Now there's support for that work to be developed, with financial backing from the council. ›see story