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Film icon. Physiotherapy pool's doors to remain open

Watch this video! Almost a million dollars has been raised to save the city's only physiotherapy pool, although its future remains uncertain. The deadline for the facility's fundraising campaign has passed, and enough progress has been made to keep the doors open. But the hard work to keep it running continues. ›see story

Film icon. Impounded livestock numbers on the increase

The city council's dealing with an unusual upswing in the number of livestock being impounded and auctioned. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin North Intermediate principal gets emotional farewell

The man in charge at Dunedin North Intermediate is saying goodbye. He's leaving after more than 14 years as the school's principal. And pupils are giving him an emotional farewell. ›see story

Film icon. Local artists collaborate on unique project

A unique collaboration involving local artists is unfolding at the University of Otago. Its printer in residence is hand-crafting limited edition works, translated by the current poet laureate. They're being illustrated by a local artist, and the project is inspiring the city's next generation of designers. ›see story

Page icon University of Otago involved in government's national science challenge

The University of Otago is involved in the government's latest national science challenge, worth almost $20m. It's focused on enhancing New Zealand's resilience to natural disasters. The government's pledged an initial $19.6m towards the research. It's too early to confirm how much of that funding will be directed towards local academics. ›read more

Page icon New Zealand dollar hits five-year low

The New Zealand dollar has hit a five-year low, brought down by falling dairy prices. A 10.8% reduction in whole milk powder is largely responsible. As a result, the kiwi dropped to just over 67 US cents overnight. And dairy prices in general fell to a six-year low. That's causing some of the weakest rural and business confidence in a decade. ›read more

Page icon Research shows daily exercise increases productivity in rats

Research involving live rats at the University of Otago shows daily exercise increases productivity. Local academics tested rats' ability to solve problems, be persistent and strategise. They found that rats which ran 20 minutes a day, five days a week outperformed rats which didn't exercise. Exercised rats completed more tasks, and did so more quickly and efficiently. ›read more

Film icon. DCC calls on young leaders to form a youth council

Watch this video! For the first time, local youth are being given authority to contribute to civic action. The city council is calling on young leaders to form a youth council. And even the government's behind the idea, contributing money to the cause. ›see story

Film icon. Carisbrook School pupils put together a Rubik's Cube competition

A world-famous puzzle is bringing Carisbrook School pupils out of their shells. They've helped put together a Rubik's Cube competition. And they're teaching others about problem solving. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders players calm before the storm

Highlanders players are calm just two days out from the biggest, and last, game of their season. The opposing Hurricanes side is the only thing standing in the way of the local lads making super rugby history. And fierce southern support is set to follow the semi-finalists to the capital. ›see story

Film icon. Elderly residents travel back in time for a potluck lunch

Elderly residents are having a unique week, thanks to a midwinter potluck lunch. The 60+ club organised the meal to beat the winter blues. And members are taking locals back in time as part of the fun. ›see story

Page icon Stolen car believed to have been used for criminal activity

Police are searching for a stolen car, believed to have been used for criminal activity. The silver Subaru Impreza was reported stolen from Ajax Street in St Kilda. It's believed to have been involved in a collision with another car in Moray Place on Tuesday night. And police suspect the same car was used in a petrol theft at a service station late last night. ›read more

Page icon Investigation launched into serious incident at Port Otago

Port Otago is launching its own investigation into a serious incident which left a young worker in hospital. A male employee was rushed to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition after the straddle carrier he was driving toppled over. WorkSafe New Zealand is also investigating. The incident has prompted calls from the Maritime Union for a health and safety inquiry of the whole industry. ›read more

Film icon. Debilitating health condition subject of new study

Watch this video! A first-of-its-kind study is shedding light on a debilitating health condition affecting local children. University of Otago research reveals the impact of rickets throughout New Zealand. And for some, it can be fatal. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Peninsula road improvements get final sign-off

The multi-million dollar road improvement programme for Otago Peninsula is going ahead, with final sign-off from the government. ›see story

Film icon. Bus fare increases and route changes now in effect

Extensive changes to the city's public transport network are taking effect. Bus fare increases and route changes are just the start of a system overhaul by the Otago Regional Council. And staff are confident that'll please users in the long term. ›see story

Film icon. 'Dry July' launched to raise money for cancer patients

With the start of a new month comes another nationwide charity campaign. Abstinence from alcohol is the current focus, to raise money for cancer patients. And it's got locals thinking about how they can improve their drinking habits. ›see story

Film icon. Auckland band share their passion for a small but cheerful instrument

Dunedin children are benefiting from the local tour of an Auckland band. The performers are holding musical workshops in several schools. And they're sharing their knowledge and passion for a small but cheerful instrument. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on a 9pm limit for alcohol sales

The Dunedin City Council is imposing more restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol. Its new policy includes a 9pm limit on alcohol sales from off-licence premises like supermarkets and liquor stores. So with that in mind, our word on the street team asked the public what they think about the change. ›see story

Page icon Incident at Port Otago leaves man in serious condition

A man is in a serious condition at Dunedin Hospital following an incident at Port Otago. Police were called to the port at 1.20 this afternoon. They say it appears a straddle carrier has crashed, and the male driver has been seriously injured as a result. Officers aren't able to release any more detail about the incident, as it's been referred to Worksafe New Zealand. ›read more

Page icon Spark apologises for ongoing network problems

National telecommunications company Spark is apologising to Dunedin residents for ongoing network problems. Some Spark customers have had trouble with text messages for more than a week. The problems started when Spark upgraded its software on the 20th of June. That was supposed to improve text messaging, but instead some Dunedin users haven't been able to send or receive texts. ›read more