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Film icon. Sister-city relationship hugely important to Shanghai

Watch this video! Dunedin and Shanghai are marking 20 years since the beginning of our sister-city relationship. A delegation representing the Chinese city's Mayor's office is visiting as part of those celebrations. And they say the intercity relationship is hugely important to Shanghai. ›see story

Film icon. St Clair Esplanade repairs to be finished by the end of the week

Dunedin City Council staff report work to repair damage to the St Clair Esplanade will be finished by the end of the week. ›see story

Film icon. Mixed school choir hopes to bring back the gold from national competition

Some of Dunedin's best young voices are on a jet plane about to take on the rest of the nation. The Otago Boys and Otago Girls mixed choir left this morning to compete in the national 'Big Sing' competition in Auckland. And after a couple of silver medals in years past, one teacher is hoping to go one better. ›see story

Film icon. Hundreds attend primary school Ukulele Jam

More than five hundred children and their ukuleles strummed in tune this morning at Tahuna Intermediate. They were learning and performing as part of the Ukulele Jam for primary schools. And with the instrument growing in popularity, one teacher says it's clear to see a reason why. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on the St Clair Esplanande

Last week another sink-hole appeared at the St Clair Esplanade. It's the second sink-hole incident on the seawall in the past 15 months. And the Dunedin City Council has spent almost $700,000 on repairing it to date. So our Word on the Street team hit town to see if you're happy with how the council has handled the situation. ›see story

Page icon Lorde to perform in Dunedin

Kiwi singer Lorde has announced she will tour New Zealand, and Dunedin is one of the four venues she'll play. The double Grammy award winner will perform at the Dunedin Town Hall on the 29th of October, in what is the singer's first ever tour of this country. Lorde made headlines across the world with the success of her single 'Royals' and her album 'Pure Heroine'. ›read more

Page icon More skilled jobs advertised online

A government report says the number of skilled job vacancies advertised online in New Zealand is increasing. The amount of jobs advertised has risen 0.6% from June. And in total the number of internet-advertised skilled jobs has grown 9.9% in the last year. ›read more

Page icon Brad Thorn to play for English club Leicester

Brad Thorn has confirmed his next move, after being told he was no longer needed by the Highlanders. Thorn will move to the UK next month and play for English club Leicester. The 39 year old played two seasons for the Highlanders, but confirmed last week he would not be playing in the next Super Rugby campaign. It's believed this will be his last year playing professional rugby. ›read more

Film icon. DCC supports Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Watch this video! The Dunedin City Council is encouraging the government to finish Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in a way that benefits Dunedin. Councillors narrowly voted to adopt a resolution supporting that position yesterday. But some are concerned at the process surrounding the negotiations. ›see story

Film icon. Government's urban cycleways promise benefits Dunedin

National list MP Michael Woodhouse says a Government promise to spend millions more on urban cycleways will have direct benefits for Dunedin. ›see story

Film icon. Proposed skateboarding bylaw rejected

A proposed skateboarding bylaw has been rejected by the city council. All but one councillor voted not to adopt the new policy. And some say it's time to rethink the bylaw entirely. ›see story

Film icon. Nationwide dishwasher survey results come as no surprise to a local technician

It has been confirmed women are the best in the household at loading the dishwasher. But are Dunedin residents rinsing their dishes before using their machine, and how often do they thoroughly clean it? These questions have been answered in a recent nationwide dishwasher survey, with some of the results coming as no surprise to a local technician. ›see story

Page icon New major at Otago Polytechnic focuses on Maori leasdership

A new qualification has been launched at Otago Polytechnic, offering a major in Maori Organisational Leadership. Developer of the major, Richard Kerr-Bell, says it will enable students to explore areas from Maori values and sustainability to examples of Maori leadership in the history of Aotearoa. ›read more

Page icon New website launched to improve career support

Kiwi job seekers now have a new online training option available to them. DoBetter.co.nz brings reputable training providers together in one place to allow people to tap into the career support they require. The new service was developed with support from Otago Polytechnic and aims to make it easier for busy people to find training and support that fits their lives. ›read more

Page icon University of Otago researcher part of an international team

A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team whose study findings reveal how ocean bacteria use light to grow. The study suggests bacteria may play a more significant role in the biogeochemistry of oceans than previously thought. Otago marine scientist Dr Federico Baltar investigated a bacterium called Dakdonia. ›read more

Film icon. Public feedback wanted on draft local alcohol policy

Watch this video! The Dunedin City Council is seeking public feedback on the draft local alcohol policy. Councillors agreed to make the proposal available for public consultation at a meeting today. And council staff are urging the community to speak up and shape the policy. ›see story

Film icon. ATM attacked at local service station

The Caltex Valley Service Station received some unwanted visitors early this morning. ›see story

Film icon. Students help launch new campaign

The Otago University Students Association has helped launch a new campaign aimed at stopping sexual violence. The 'Are you that someone' campaign takes over from the older 'It's not ok' campaign. And the people behind it are hoping their messages are heard this week, and people learn to speak up. ›see story

Film icon. Zombie madness infects the city

It was a weekend of zombie madness in the city. A smorgasbord of undead-themed activities took place all over Dunedin. And locals were quick to dress up as the dead to take part. ›see story

Film icon. Saint Kilda Saints back on top

The Saint Kilda Saints have returned to the top of Dunedin men's basketball after a commanding win in Saturday's final. They beat a resurgent Bombers side who failed to complete one of the biggest turnarounds in the tournament's history. And for the winning side, it was a familiar face who ensured a comfortable victory. ›see story

Page icon Shanghai delegation to visit for 20th anniversary of sister city relationship

A high level six-member delegation from China's Shanghai Municipal People's Congress will arrive in the city tomorrow. It's here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dunedin's sister city relationship with Shanghai. The delegation has expressed particular interest in learning about environmental protection, air pollution and sustainability. ›read more