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Film icon. ORC votes to hand over control of the public transport system

Watch this video! Dunedin public transport could soon be the sole responsibility of the Dunedin City Council. The Otago Regional Council today voted to hand control of the system to the DCC - if the city chooses to take it. But despite giving control away, councillors are adamant there are no problems with the system. Rather, they say, the DCC has more to offer. ›see story

Film icon. Annual plan submissions four times last year's figure

A brief lull in interest in Dunedin City Council affairs is over - annual plan submissions have topped 1000, more than four times last year's figure. ›see story

Film icon. Southern District Health Board urging people to plan for death

Getting organised for your own exit from the land of the living is an activity most of us are inclined to put off. But the Southern District Health Board is urging people to plan for death, and discuss those plans with family, friends and medical professionals. The health board says advanced care planning can make dealing with the inevitable a lot less stressful. ›see story

Film icon. Scarfie Army strikes again

Otago Polytechnic students have been out and about in the community this week putting their hands up to make a difference. Pre-trade training students have been laying gravel and planting trees. And when 39 Dunedin News caught up with them they were busy painting the interior of a local organisation's new premises. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on speed limit rules

Police will enforce a 4km threshold over the Easter period, ticketing anyone doing more than 104 kph. The same campaign was run over the summer period and the Police say there was a 26% reduction in road deaths - helping give 2013 the lowest road toll in 60 years. This week's 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to George Street to see if you think the rule should be made permanent. ›see story

Page icon Speed and alcohol targeted over Easter weekend

Police plan to again target speed and alcohol on New Zealand roads on an Easter weekend where bad weather is expected to play a part. Since 1956 more than 560 people have been killed and 14,600 injured in Easter road crashes. The only year that nobody died was 2012. ›read more

Page icon Tobacco behind consumer price index rise

A jump in tobacco prices was the main driver of a 0.3% consumer price index rise in the March quarter. Cigarette and tobacco prices rose 10.2%, following an 11.3% rise in excise duty in January. Statistics New Zealand says without cigarettes and tobacco the CPI showed no change in the quarter. ›read more

Page icon Tobacco behind consumer price index rise

A jump in tobacco prices was the main driver of a 0.3% consumer price index rise in the March quarter. Cigarette and tobacco prices rose 10.2%, following an 11.3% rise in excise duty in January. Statistics New Zealand says without cigarettes and tobacco the CPI showed no change in the quarter. ›read more

Page icon Police seek witnesses to a crash that left a Stuart Street traffic light askew

Dunedin police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed a crash that left a Stuart Street traffic light on an unusual angle at the weekend. While nobody was injured in the crash between a dark blue Toyota Corolla and a silver BMW, police say they are investigating the circumstances. ›read more

Film icon. Betterways' loss another developer's gain

Watch this video! Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has labelled claims the Dunedin City Council did not communicate with the developers of the $100 waterfront hotel as "completely untrue". The city was left dealing with the fallout today, following the sudden and unexpected dumping of plans for the controversial building. But city and business identities say Betterways' loss may be another developer's gain. ›see story

Film icon. Street upgrades given the green light

Street upgrades in the warehouse precinct, in doubt because of budget pressures, have been given the green light. ›see story

Film icon. March of a colourful kind will commemorate World War One

More than 1200 young people will walk in their brightest colours from Tahuna Park to the Oval later this year to commemorate World War One. It will be part of Embarkation Weekend, signalling 100 years since more than 1100 men left Otago for a war that killed 18,000 Kiwis. ›see story

Film icon. Leaders are already lobbying for votes in Dunedin

The elections are still more than five months away, but leaders are already lobbying for votes in Dunedin. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters got his chance to speak to the Dunedin public over the weekend as he tries to stay above the 5% threshold needed for a seat in parliament. ›see story

Film icon. Astronomy the talk of the town

Weather permitting you won't see the moon tonight, when you look up at the sky. That's because it'll be hiding in the earth's shadow. And one man who'll be casting his eyes skyward has just returned from Shanghai, where planets and astronomy was all that was talked about. ›see story

Page icon Good old fashioned police work credited for fast capture of alleged robber

Dunedin police are crediting ''good old fashioned police work'' for the quick capture of a man alleged to have held up a Highcliff Road dairy yesterday afternoon. At around 2pm a man armed with a knife entered the Shiel Hill Food Centre and demanded money and cigarettes from a woman behind the counter. A quantity of cigarettes was taken during the robbery. ›read more

Page icon Local farm sales up from last year

Some buyer resistance to prices is emerging in the Otago rural real estate market, despite solid localised activity for sheep and beef farms. That came through in the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's rural report for the three months to March. Nationwide there were 1,842 farms sold in the year to March, 28.5% more than the year before. ›read more

Page icon Otago cricketer named in New Zealand test squad

Otago cricketer Mark Craig is one of two new faces named in the New Zealand test squad to face the West Indies next month. Twenty-seven year old Craig was named after a stand-out Plunket Shield performance, taking 22 wickets for Otago. Head coach Mark Hesson said Craig, who is a right arm off-spinner, will be valuable against the West Indies left-handed heavy top order batting line-up. ›read more

Film icon. Royal fever reaches high over weekend

Watch this video! It may have been cold in the city over the weekend but Royal fever was at an all time high, as thousands of people turned out to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had a brief but busy itinerary in the city. ›see story

Film icon. Royal Montage

A montage of the Royal visit at the weekend. ›see story

Film icon. Dairy held up at knife point

Police say a young man with a knife has held up a Dunedin dairy this afternoon. ›see story

Film icon. Royal Rippa Rugby readily received

Making it to the finals of the Royal Rippa Rugby Tournament was quite an achievement for young players at the weekend. What made it even more special was the addition of some All Blacks and a couple of royals to the coaching teams. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as All Blacks Richie McCaw and Ben Smith took it in their stride to coach the under 7's players. ›see story