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Film icon. Speed limits reduced on a dozen roads throughout the city

Watch this video! Speed limits are being reduced on a dozen roads throughout the city. The reductions will be effective from the 1st of February. And there's more changes to come, on roads around some of the city's schools. ›see story

Film icon. SPCA faces another busy Christmas season

Cat houses at the SPCA in Dunedin are filling up fast, as the organisation faces another busy Christmas period. While people get ready to unwind, SPCA staff are hard at work providing sanctuary for animals with no-one to care for them. And they hope the good feelings of the festive season extend to pets. ›see story

Film icon. FIFA mascot makes the rounds at Dunedin Hospital

An unusual-looking visitor has made the rounds of the children's ward at Dunedin Hospital. ›see story

Film icon. Dedicated jolly Saint Nick celebrates milestone

Only a few days remain before Christmas, and Santa is out in force around Dunedin. Peter Appleby is one of the dedicated people who dress up as jolly Saint Nick. And he's celebrating - but not just because of the holidays. ›see story

Page icon Local Maori students congratulated

Local Maori students are being congratulated for their entrepreneurship. A dozen polytechnic and university students have taken part in a dragon's den-style business contest. The competition ended a month-long programme, which was run in conjunction with Te Puni Kokiri. It's the second year the programme has been held in Dunedin. ›read more

Page icon Gross domestic product buoyed by growth in the primary industries

Gross domestic product is up slightly, buoyed by growth in the primary industries. Milk production, oil exploration and gas extraction have all increased. And that's pushed GDP up, with some of the strongest growth seen in 15 years. Agriculture and mining are key drivers of the move, while the forestry and logging industry is down. Manufacturing activity has also grown. ›read more

Page icon Citifleet fraud investigation findings made public

Findings in the city council fraud investigation have just been made public. A report by Deloitte states that former council worker Brent Bachop was responsible for defrauding the council of about $1.5. Bachop died suddenly in May, just after questions were asked about discrepancies in the Citifleet accounts. ›see story

Film icon. Women's basketball team headed for the courts of Las Vegas

A group of local basketball players are headed for the courts of Las Vegas. The Mainland Eagles women's team will fly out at the end of this month for the overseas tour. But there's a lot of preparation ahead first, to ensure the team is on the ball. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin Public Art Gallery celebrates a big year

This year has been the best yet for the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. In June the gallery surpassed its annual visitor record of 250,000 people. And it's not just big name artists drawing in the crowds. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's first co-housing development set to go ahead

Dunedin's first co-housing development is set to go ahead, with the proposal securing resource consent from the Dunedin City Council. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Museum's Animal Attic gets a festive transformation

It’s all go at Otago Museum as the school holidays kicks off. With Christmas just around the corner, the museum's Animal Attic has had a festive transformation. And among the animals, elves are on hand, getting everyone ready to meet the big man in red. ›see story

Page icon Stolen Dunedin car found burnt-out in Christchurch

A car stolen from Dunedin has been found burnt-out in Christchurch. The white Nissan Pulsar was reported stolen yesterday, from a Waverley address. And early this morning the vehicle was found in Christchurch, having been torched. Police believe the vehicle was used in a petrol drive-off at Timaru. ›read more

Page icon New Zealands's account deficit has grown

The country's account deficit has grown, and it's now the largest it's been in almost six years. An account deficit means the country's earned less than it's spent. It relates to offshore income and overseas expenditure. At present the country's got a deficit of $2.5b. That's a debt increase of almost $500m from June. ›read more

Film icon. Fundraising effort to save Basketball Otago about to start

Watch this video! The plan to save Basketball Otago is under way, with a massive fundraising effort about to start. Members have unanimously voted to delay the shutting down of the heavily indebted organisation. And that's partly thanks to a ten thousand-dollar prize, which is set to help balance the books. ›see story

Film icon. Community rallies to see the Dunedin Night Shelter through to the New Year

A surge of holiday goodwill has been the saving grace for Dunedin's Night Shelter. Just last month, the Trust's Chairman said they didn't have enough money to operate until its next round of grants funding kicked in, in February. But the community heard their plea and has rallied to get them through to the New Year. ›see story

Film icon. Cigarette butt bins given out to keep Dunedin streets beautiful

A nationwide initiative to roll out cigarette butt bins has been taken up by the Dunedin City Council. Keep New Zealand Beautiful is providing the bins for free, and plenty of Dunedin businesses have taken up the offer. Council staff are also using the campaign to raise awareness about how much work goes into keeping the streets clean. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on the reduced alcohol limit for drivers

The government has changed drink-driving laws. And it means the permitted level of alcohol for drivers has almost halved. So the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if they support the reduced limit. ›see story

Page icon University of Otago biochemist receives grant to test her research

A University of Otago biochemist has just received a $50,000 grant to test her research. Doctor Monica Gerth plans to develop enzymes that help to prevent catheters and other medical devices from causing infection. That should reduce the rate of serious complications following surgery. Doctor Gerth's research deals with stopping bacteria forming, and from becoming immune to antibiotics. ›read more

Page icon University of Otago biochemist receives grant to test her research

A University of Otago biochemist has just received a $50,000 grant to test her research. Doctor Monica Gerth plans to develop enzymes that help to prevent catheters and other medical devices from causing infection. That should reduce the rate of serious complications following surgery. Doctor Gerth's research deals with stopping bacteria forming, and from becoming immune to antibiotics. ›read more

Page icon Number of dairy cattle in New Zealand continues to rise

The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand continues to rise. Statistics New Zealand says there's now about seven million dairy cattle in the country. Generally good pastoral conditions over the last 18 months have contributed to the increase. But sheep, beef and deer numbers have fallen. There were about 30 million sheep nationwide, as at June. ›read more

Film icon. DCC called on to help fund Mosgiel pool development

The Dunedin City Council has been called on to help fund a multi-million dollar pool development. Councillors have heard details of the proposal for a new Mosgiel aquatic facility. But they're not the only ones likely to be involved, with community members keen to take a leading role in the project. ›see story