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Film icon. Pipeline renewal project in Andersons Bay and Musselburgh gets the go-ahead

Watch this video! The Dunedin City Council is spending more than $2m on a pipeline renewal project in Andersons Bay and Musselburgh. The council has just awarded two tenders for the work to a local company. And it's work that staff say is seriously needed. ›see story

Film icon. Traffic delays expected between Dunedin and Port Chalmers

Traffic delays are likely to effect residents living between Dunedin and Port Chalmers over the next week. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin enters next round of Gigatown competition

The race is on to find out which town will become a leading digital innovation hub and the country's first Gigatown. Dunedin has an opportunity to become more connected than ever before, as the competition reaches the final stage. And if one giga-bit internet speed is to be a reality then we all need to log on and get hash-tagging. ›see story

Film icon. High Street communal housing development to be considered next week

The proposal to establish a communal housing development at the former High Street School will be considered next week. ›see story

Film icon. University staff and students square off

Students and staff from the University of Otago have squared off on campus. The rival groups took part in a canned food drive, competing to see which could gather the most food for charity. And with scarfies and staff each having a win under their belt from previous campus food drives, they had a score to settle. ›see story

Film icon. Medical students use needles for a good cause

For the past few months a group of third-year medical students have been using needles for a good cause. But it's not the type of needles you would associate with doctors and nurses. A presentation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit revealed just what they've been up to in their spare time. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin libraries celebrate International Read an E-Book Day

A world first recognition of e-books involved Dunedin residents today, taking part in demonstrations at libraries throughout the city. It's the inaugural International Read an E-Book Day. And while some might see irony in the event being played out in libraries, there's evidence to support the contrary. ›see story

Page icon New Zealand financial position improving despite current deficit

New Zealand's current account balance shows a deficit of $2b. That's $1.4b larger than in the previous quarter. Statistics New Zealand says it's partly because the value of exports has fallen. Dairy was the commodity with the most severe change in value during the last quarter. Despite the current deficit, New Zealand's financial position is improving. ›read more

Film icon. Local charities running at a loss

Watch this video! There's a storm brewing in Dunedin, but it's got nothing to do with the weather. Residents involved in non-government organisations say about half of the local charities are running at a loss. And the financial suffering isn't likely to ease any time soon. ›see story

Film icon. Logan Park poplars get the axe

The removal of trees along Logan Park Drive is in full swing, with several already felled. ›see story

Film icon. Determination and discipline key

Determination and discipline is the key for athletes taking part in this weekend's South Island amateur bodybuilding championships. It's the fourth time the annual event has been held in Dunedin. And for local competitors it's their last chance to qualify for a spot in the nationals next month. ›see story

Film icon. Record turnout expected for annual Otago Polyfest

Thousands of school pupils are taking to the stage in Dunedin for song and dance with a cultural twist. It's the annual Otago Polyfest this week. And with a record turnout expected throughout the three day event, conveners say it will be a sight to behold. ›see story

Film icon. Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week in full swing

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week is in full swing, and Dunedin residents are getting on board. More than 1,700 locals have registered for the clean-up, which Keep Dunedin Beautiful says reflects changing attitudes about litter. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on friends marrying to win rugby tickets

Two Dunedin men have married as part of a radio competition. The friends tied the knot to win tickets to next year's Rugby World Cup in England. But that's outraged some gay rights activists, who say the competition is offensive. So our Word on the Street team went to find out if locals are similarly offended. ›see story

Page icon Jimmy Barnes coming to Dunedin

Another prominent musician has announced a gig in Dunedin. Jimmy Barnes will play at the Dunedin Town Hall on Saturday the 29th of November. It will be his last of four concerts in New Zealand, following gigs in Hamilton, Auckland and Christchurch. Barnes has had seven top ten albums in New Zealand, and his tour is a celebration of his 30 years as a solo artist. ›read more

Page icon Collective operating deficit for local authorities

Local authorities around the country had a collective operating deficit in the last quarter. But Statistics New Zealand says things have improved since the start of the year. Total expenditure exceeded income by $50.6m, despite the fact income was up. Operating income from core services was just under $2.1b - up 6.1% from the March quarter. ›read more

Film icon. New fire appliances mean Dunedin can accommodate larger planes

Watch this video! New fire appliances have just landed at Dunedin International Airport. The airport company's bought two fire trucks from Wellington, as well as $40,000 worth of new equipment. And it means Dunedin can now accommodate larger planes with more passengers. ›see story

Film icon. Contractors ramp-up work on overbridge destined for Lookout Point

The next phase of development has been announced for the Caversham Highway project. ›see story

Film icon. Waitati community solar project switched on

The switch has finally been turned on for a Waitati community solar project. With the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust can now start powering its own office, as well as that of its landlord. ›see story

Film icon. Expo a networking opportunity for future business owners

Tertiary students wanting to launch their own business ideas were offered a networking opportunity on campus today. The Be Your Own Boss Expo featured stalls and speakers from throughout Dunedin's business world. And along with conveners, they aimed to give scarfies a boost in getting new business off the ground. ›see story

Film icon. Helpful advice for those who aren't coping with the stress of study

It's that time of the year when the city's students spend hours preparing for upcoming exams. And with studying can come the unwanted side effect of stress. But there's some helpful advice out there for those who aren't coping. ›see story