Dunedin Television|On Demand - Freeview|HD Channel 39 - Friday, April 25th, 2014

Latest News

Film icon. 100th Anniversary brings rush of restorations

Watch this video! Behind every war medal there is a story to be told. And when tomorrow's ANZAC dawn service kicks off, thousands of medals will be worn with pride. A big crowd is expected at the Queens Gardens service, and the man charged with mounting the medals has been hard at work ensuring all the fallen soldiers are well remembered. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin designer gets behind Fashion Revolution Day

A Dunedin fashion designer has got on board an international day to mark the death of more than 1100 industry workers in Bangladesh one year ago. Fashion Revolution Day puts the spotlight on the social and environmental costs of the industry. And Fiona Clements is urging people to turn themselves inside out for the cause. ›see story

Film icon. Winning streak over for Alhambra-Union

Alhambra-Union lost its unbeaten record this afternoon, going down to a Taieri team that tired, but held on. ›see story

Film icon. Book zerois in on issues of family abuse for immigrants

Domestic violence is a common occurrence in New Zealand and unfortunately much of it goes unnoticed. Ethnic women's support group 'Shakti' released a book today zeroing in on the issues of family abuse for immigrants in New Zealand. And while the group receives more than 600 calls a month relating to some type of violence, members say many incidents go unreported. ›see story

Page icon Health sector controversial in coming election

Political parties are staking their claims on the health high ground, as the September elections approach. Health Minister Tony Ryall says in the last five years, more than 1700 extra Southern District Health Board patients have received orthopaedic surgery. He says across New Zealand health boards have delivered 23,000 orthopaedic surgeries. ›read more

Page icon Reserve Bank increases official cash rate

The Reserve Bank this morning increased the official cash rate, as expected, by 25 points to 3%. Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says inflationary pressures are becoming apparent in the economy, especially in construction and other non-tradable sectors. As well, he says the bank does not believe the high exchange rate is sustainable. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin family raising funds to give the gift of sound

Watch this video! One Dunedin family is hoping to raise $50,000 to give their son a gift most people take for granted. Linkin Soal was born with two hearing conditions and last year received a cochlear implant. But now four months later his parents are hoping a second implant will give him a much clearer sound. ›see story

Film icon. Ryder signs with English county side

Otago Volts batsman Jesse Ryder has signed with English county side Essex for the upcoming cricket season. ›see story

Film icon. Street art may be a tourism opportunity

Street art appearing on Dunedin buildings appears to be building a momentum of its own, as a second major artist decorates city walls. Street artist Phlegm has completed one work in Moray Place, and today started on another in Vogel Street. And the DCC says the works may help prompt a tourism opportunity. ›see story

Film icon. Organisation committed to keeping textile crafts alive

The modern version of the traditional arts of spinning and weaving spun into the Dunedin Railway Station today. Creative Fibre New Zealand is an organisation committed to keeping textile crafts alive. The organisation has brought its four day national Legacy of Yarns event to the city for the first time in 25 years. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on attending the ANZAC dawn service

Nearly 100 years ago many New Zealand soldiers left our shores to fight in World War I. Many did battle in Gallipoli, and those soldiers will be remembered this Friday in various dawn services across New Zealand. This week's 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to George Street to see if you'll be attending a dawn service this year and why. ›see story

Page icon Auckland Mayor joins lobby for changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has welcomed support from his Auckland counterpart, as southern councils lobby for changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation. Auckland Mayor Len Brown has added his voice to the concerns, adding his name to a letter to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee considering the issue. ›read more

Page icon Visitor arrivals down in March

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in March were down 6% compared with the same month last year. But the drop of more than 253,000 has been explained by the later timing of Easter, and later school holidays in key countries. Statistics New Zealand says school holidays in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and some Australian states coincide with Easter. ›read more

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium gets the once over

Watch this video! Forsyth Barr Stadium got the once over this afternoon ahead of the city's first rugby league international in almost a century. The Kiwis will play England at the stadium on the 8th of November as part of the Four Nations tournament. And with the winner of the match likely qualifying for the final, organisers are expecting the city to truly embrace the 13 man game. ›see story

Film icon. Tree's fate in the hands of the hearings committee

A Dunedin City Council planner has stopped short of recommending life or death for a significant tree in a complex position. ›see story

Film icon. Travelling folk undeterred by mud and winds

The annual visit to Dunedin by the Gypsy Fair was a festival of mud and biting winds, but the travelling community was not deterred. Tattooing, shooting and tarot reading were all there at the Oval over the weekend. And despite the inclement conditions, a few hardy locals were keen for a look. ›see story

Film icon. Conditions improved for South Island surfing championships

Just under 100 of the country's finest board riders took to the Dunedin waves during the long weekend. Bad weather on Friday meant the South Island surfing championships started a day later on Saturday, with conditions improving for the next three days. And despite some big names making an appearance, it was some first time winners that stole the show. ›see story

Film icon. Special licence opposed

Both police and the Medical Officer of Health have opposed an Octagon bar's bid for a special licence to open in the early hours during the Fifa World Cup. ›see story

Film icon. Sport shuffled aside for Easter weekend

Easter weekend meant a reshuffle of premier sporting fixtures in Dunedin. ›see story

Page icon Easter road toll ends with four deaths

The Easter road toll has ended with four deaths despite Police targeting speed and alcohol over the long weekend. The weekend got off to a bad start, with three deaths within the first 12 hours of the holiday period. Another death was recorded yesterday morning following a crash in Waitemata. There were no reported fatalities in the Otago region. ›read more

Page icon News cars on the horizon for New Zealand

A new Nielsen Media Research study shows 52% of New Zealand online consumers plan to buy a new or used car in the next two years. By far the most -42%- plan to buy a used vehicle, while 10% plan to buy new. The company says New Zealanders' appetite for used cars is stronger than Europe where 28% plan to a buy used car, and Australia, at 24%. ›read more