Dunedin Television|On Demand - Freeview|HD Channel 39 - Monday, May 4th, 2015

Latest News

Film icon. School beehive has kids buzzing

Watch this video! Pupils at a local primary school are buzzing with the addition of a school beehive. The hive at Opoho School is in place to teach children about the role of bees in the ecosystem. And it's also providing plenty of honey, being sold to expand the programme further. ›see story

Film icon. Travelling chef teaches the dangers of junk food

Dunedin school pupils are learning the dangers of junk food and what's actually on their plate. A travelling chef is teaching the children of Bradford School a healthier option. And he says getting kids in the kitchen early can set them up for life. ›see story

Film icon. Room for improvement at the Salvation Army

Hundreds of people are signing up each week to receive help from the Salvation Army nationwide, and Dunedin's no exception. The head of the organisation is in Dunedin assessing the local situation. And he says there's room for improvement, in a city which has a special place in his heart. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Netball celebrating in style

This year's a special one for Otago Netball, as it becomes the second netball centre in New Zealand to reach 100 years. And centenary organisers are marking the occasion with a number of local events, to ensure the milestone's celebrated in style. ›see story

Page icon Lee Vandervis seeks legal advice over two-month suspension

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is seeking legal advice about his two-month suspension from committee duties. Vandervis told 39 Dunedin News he's not sure if he'll take legal action, but he's consulting lawyers. He's suspended from all council committees until July. ›read more

Page icon DCC sorts thousands of submissions

Dunedin City Council staff are sorting through thousands of submissions on the draft long term plan. Just under 2,200 submissions have been received. Staff are sorting feedback according to the topics addressed by submitters. The proposed Mosgiel swimming pool complex is one of the most popular subjects, as is the Otago Peninsula road widening project. ›read more

Page icon Rest home workers protest unsuccessful pay negotiations

Local members of Unions Otago have picketed outside a rest home in South Dunedin, to protest unsuccessful pay negotiations. The group organised a rally in Hillside Road, outside Fulton Home which is operated by Radius Care Rest Homes. Union members claim the organisation refuses to give workers an acceptable pay rise. ›read more

Film icon. Lee Vandervis apology not up to scratch

An attempted apology from embattled Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis doesn't appear to satisfy the resolution voted on by his fellow councillors. ›see story

Film icon. DCC emissions work recognised on national scale

Work by the Dunedin City Council to reduce emissions is being recognised on a national scale. The DCC is the first city council in the country to receive certification for emissions measurement and reduction. And staff are only just getting started. ›see story

Film icon. Medical staff vaccinated as part of SDHB campaign

Dozens of local medical staff are being vaccinated against influenza, as part of a Southern District Health Board campaign. It's aimed at protecting workers through this year's flu season. But the campaign also stands to benefit members of the public. ›see story

Film icon. Macandrew Bay School pool needs costly upgrade

A beloved community pool faces closure unless substantial funds are raised for its upgrade. The swimming pool at Macandrew Bay School was built in 1966 and it needs refurbishing. But bringing it up to standard will be a costly endeavour. ›see story

Page icon Police issue warning over tax scam

Dunedin residents are being targeted in a new tax scam, prompting warnings from police. There are reports of unsuspecting members of the public being used as money mules through the scam. Local police say residents are receiving phone calls and being told they can collect a tax rebate, but first they must agree to donate a percentage to charity. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin businesspeople and researchers aim to improve local economy

Dunedin businesspeople are being asked to work with local researchers, to improve the city's economy. Staff at the University of Otago's School of Business are holding a public seminar, following a two-year study. They're wondering how Dunedin businesses will respond to key economic drivers in the next 25 to 50 years. ›read more

Page icon Southern motorway crash causes problems for commuters

Many Dunedin residents found themselves late to work this morning, as a result of a crash on the southern motorway. A truck jack-knifed on State Highway One near the Barnes Drive intersection just before 8.30am. It meant all traffic heading north into the city had to be diverted through either Mornington or Caversham. ›read more

Film icon. Lee Vandervis issues last-minute apology

Watch this video! Embattled Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has issued a last-minute apology over complaints levelled against him. He was asked to apologise to fellow councillors and staff, or face serious ramifications. And he's done so, but not before questioning the legality of the process. ›see story

Film icon. Armed offenders squad called to North East Valley

Dunedin police are warning residents not to approach a man they've spent most of the day looking for. ›see story

Film icon. Retro sewing patterns donated to Otago Polytechnic

Modern design students are using hundreds of retro sewing patterns, which have a new home in the city. The patterns were stored in a local house for years, until recently discovered and donated to Otago Polytechnic. And they're allowing students to examine past fashion trends, in order to create future looks. ›see story

Film icon. Visitor information centre to move premises

Dunedin's visitor information centre is being moved into the Octagon and combined with Department of Conservation services. ›see story

Film icon. Public holiday causes confusion

The first "Mondayised" public holiday is causing confusion in Dunedin's business sector. With ANZAC Day falling on Saturday, many locals observed the holiday on Monday. And now the Otago Chamber of Commerce is offering help to those unsure about how the new scheme works. ›see story

Film icon. Taieri Gorge Railway walk raises money for local school

A unique opportunity to walk along part of the Taieri Gorge Railway is available to Dunedin residents. They'll be allowed to venture into train tunnels and cross railway viaducts. And the excursion will raise thousands of dollars for a local school. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on wearing black

Local style has been under the spotlight, during the recent 16th annual iD Dunedin Fashion Week. The city's unique clothing aesthetic is associated with a distinct lack of colour. And with that in mind, the 39 Dunedin News Word On The Street team asked members of the public if they think residents wear too much black. ›see story