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Film icon. Bright yellow daffodils line the streets for national fundraiser

Watch this video! Thousands of bright yellow daffodils have lined the streets of Dunedin, as part of a national fundraiser. Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's annual street appeal for donations to help people affected by cancer. And one local organiser says Otago residents are quick to support the initiative - snapping up the spring blooms by the bunch. ›see story

Film icon. University of Otago researchers concerned about alcohol advertising

Concern about the government's stance on alcohol advertising has prompted the formation of a committee by several leading University of Otago researchers. ›see story

Film icon. Home brewer moves from the garage to the big leagues

A local brewery is helping a Southland accountant bring his home brew out of the garage. Dale Booth has spent the day brewing up a storm at Emerson's in Dunedin. And he says it's thrilling to do something so different from his day job. ›see story

Film icon. Public input key to shaping Dunedin's creative future

The Dunedin City Council has put its draft arts and culture strategy out for public consultation. The document is being launched at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this evening. And those behind the strategy say public input is key to shaping the city's creative future. ›see story

Page icon Otago Community Trust grants total close to $4.5m

Almost $4.5m has been granted to local groups in the last 12 months through the Otago Community Trust. It's continued to support the warm homes project in Dunedin - contributing $220,000 to the initiative in the last financial year. That was the trust's main recipient of funding, although several other Dunedin projects have also received a cash boost. ›read more

Page icon Otago Community Trust grants total close to $4.5m

Almost $4.5m has been granted to local groups in the last 12 months through the Otago Community Trust. It's continued to support the warm homes project in Dunedin - contributing $220,000 to the initiative in the last financial year. That was the trust's main recipient of funding, although several other Dunedin projects have also received a cash boost. ›read more

Page icon Highest level of new dwellings since 2007

The number of new dwellings being consented continues to rise throughout the country, and is at its highest level since 2007. The trend has more than doubled in the last few years. Last month the seasonally adjusted number of consented new dwellings rose 0.1%. There were more than 2000 overall, including 373 apartments. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin residents up for a challenge in order to support cancer sufferers

Watch this video! People with cancer can face a steep uphill challenge right from the moment they're diagnosed. So a group of Dunedin residents are showing their support for those affected by tackling a steep challenge themselves. And while they say it's nothing compared to what cancer patients face everyday, it's still proving to be quite the 'Everest'. ›see story

Film icon. Vigilance advised when using ATMs

Dunedin police are warning residents to be vigilant when using ATM machines, following reports of criminal activity around the devices. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's cruise industry forecasted to continue to grow

Dunedin's cruise industry is continuing to grow, with larger ships forecast to bring more passengers and crew to the city. The coming cruise season starts in October, and local tour operators are preparing themselves for the annual influx of visitors. And today they heard from Cruise New Zealand representatives, about what to expect and how to deal with the season's challenges. ›see story

Film icon. Drivers exhibiting good behaviours awarded treats

Dunedin police are hitting the streets this week looking to award good driver behaviour. Several checkpoints have been set up as part of a campaign. And while some drivers haven't escaped fines, those complying with the law are being given treats for their efforts. ›see story

Film icon. St Paul's Cathedral art in dire need of restoration

Historic artwork at St Paul's Cathedral is in dire need of restoration. A conservation committee is leading efforts to repair more than a hundred pieces of artwork. And those behind the group are urging the public to dig deep to protect an important part of the city's history. ›see story

Page icon DCC infrastructure and networks general manager resigns over fraud investigation

In breaking news, Tony Avery has resigned from his management role at the Dunedin City Council. Avery was the general manager of infrastructure and networks, and was responsible for overseeing Citifleet - currently the subject of a $1.5m fraud investigation. Avery says he wasn't involved in the alleged fraud, or aware of it at the time, but accepts the buck stops with him. ›read more

Page icon Police following up on several burglaries

A commercial truck has been the target of an extensive burglary, with offenders stealing 400 litres of diesel and several other items from the vehicle. The truck was parked near the Berwick Forest, and also had two large aluminium ramps - each weighing three tonnes - stolen. About 20 litres of hydraulic oil and several towing strops were also taken. ›read more

Page icon Drop in grocery item prices

The price of food has come down slightly, following several months of increases. Statistics New Zealand reports that food prices fell 0.7% last month. Meat was cheaper, as well as grocery items, fruit and vegetables. The price of beef fell 4.4% - down from its highest recorded level in June. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin poet wins major prize

Dunedin poet Vincent O'Sullivan has won a major prize in this year's New Zealand Post Book of the Year Awards. O'Sullivan - the current New Zealand Poet Laureate - won $10,000 for his work titled ''Us, then''. He claimed the top poetry prize in the awards, which were also dominated by Eleanor Catton who won the fiction and people's choice awards for ''The Luminaries''. ›read more

Film icon. Otago conservation projects allotted nearly half a million dollars

Watch this video! The government will pump nearly half a million dollars into four Otago conservation projects over the next three years. That announcement was made by associate conservation minister Nicky Wagner at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary earlier today. And the Dunedin facility is in line to receive the lion's share of the money. ›see story

Film icon. Portobello pontoon floats into town for repairs

The leaky Portobello jetty pontoon has been brought into the city for repairs. ›see story

Film icon. Community support group established in Dunedin

A community support group has been established for Dunedin residents dealing with a common ailment that effects thousands nationwide. The group's the first of its kind in Dunedin, and already dozens of people have signed up. And with many more residents dealing with the everyday challenges the condition brings, the group is set to become a welcome refuge. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin hosts top minds of the print media industry

The print media industry's top minds are meeting in Dunedin. They're taking part in the 14th annual Single Width Users Group conference. And conveners say the event is a valuable chance to discuss every aspect of the industry - including the many challenges it faces. ›see story

Film icon. Old North East Valley post office faces revitalisation

Plans are under way to revitalise the old post office building in the North East Valley. ›see story