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Film icon. Design students protest course cuts

Watch this video! A proposal to cut a design course at the University of Otago is drawing criticism from those affected. Dozens of staff and students face upheaval if the Design for Technology major is dis-established. And some are protesting the right to finish their degree. ›see story

Film icon. Southern police search for wanted man

Southern police are searching for a man subject to several warrants for arrest. ›see story

Film icon. Public support for breastfeeding increasing throughout Dunedin

Dunedin mothers say there's increasing support for public breastfeeding throughout the city. More than 40 women have gathered at a local mall to publicly nurse their babies. And they're highlighting some of the lesser known benefits. ›see story

Film icon. Local pupils get a closer look at their surroundings

A new environmental programme is giving local pupils a closer look at their surroundings. Trackers are being put in place around schools to record wildlife. And the initiative allows children to interact with some top scientific minds. ›see story

Film icon. Dry July campaign winds up

Local medical staff are raising thousands of dollars by staying sober. They're involved in the nationwide Dry July campaign, to help cancer patients. And as their month of sobriety winds up, they're taking stock. ›see story

Page icon New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Humanities appointed at Otago University

A local academic is taking over one of the most senior positions at the University of Otago. Professor Tony Ballantyne is the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Humanities, starting in October. He grew up in Dunedin, attending King's High School and graduating from Otago with an honours degree in history. Academics from around the world applied for the job. ›read more

Page icon New home construction drops in Dunedin

There has been a slight drop in the number of new home construction being consented in Dunedin. In the first six months of this year, 155 new dwelling consents were issued, a smaller than usual monthly average. July 2014 had the highest number of new consents for any month, at fifty one. But more recently there have been less than 20 per month. ›read more

Film icon. Portobello quarry getting residents riled up

Watch this video! The environmental impact of a local quarry is getting Portobello residents riled up. A two-day application hearing for a resource consent variation is under way at the city council. And it highlights concerns from residents most affected by the operation. ›see story

Film icon. New details emerge about fatal crash

More details are emerging about the fatal crash at the corner of Hope and Stafford streets early yesterday. ›see story

Film icon. More locals getting involved in longboarding

Adventure seekers are taking to the streets after dark to pursue their passion. Members of the Longboard Society of Dunedin say more locals are getting involved in the sport. And contrary to popular belief, they're committed to doing what they love in the safest way possible. ›see story

Film icon. Jetty St. proposal gains support from the community

The city council's plan to close parts of Jetty Street to traffic is largely supported by the community. Almost fifty submissions have been lodged on the proposal, with more than half in favour. But there are still some concerns to be considered. ›see story

Film icon. George St. liquor licence application concerns police

Police and medical officers are worried about a liquor licence application for a George Street premises. ›see story

Film icon. Maori instruments used to promote the cultural significance of Te Reo

A visiting musician is using Maori instruments to promote the cultural significance of Te Reo, as part of Maori Language Week. And those set to benefit from his music include tertiary students. ›see story

Film icon. Police investigate fatal car crash

Watch this video! Police are issuing safety warnings, following a fatal car crash in the central city this morning. An 18-year-old woman died just after the incident, in which a car with six occupants collided with a ute. And as investigations continue, police say the tragedy serves as a timely reminder. ›see story

Film icon. Portobello quarry faces opposition

A controversial consent application to expand a local quarry is drawing public opposition. ›see story

Film icon. Rowing machine helps local teens develop life skills

A unique rowing machine is boosting efforts to help local teens develop life skills. It's being used for an ongoing sports development programme. And the workouts are benefiting more than just health. ›see story

Film icon. Public submits on proposed changes to local election processes

Almost 200 submissions are being considered by the city council, on proposed changes to the election of members. Most residents want to see the ward system scrapped and the number of community boards retained. But ultimately the decision could rest with those outside the province. ›see story

Film icon. DCC initiative links international students with employers

International students are getting a helping hand, to transition from study to work. An initiative led by the city council is linking students with employers, to keep skilled people in Dunedin. And it's being heralded as a win-win for all involved. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on alcohol advertising and sponsorship

An expert panel involving local academics wants alcohol advertising and sponsorship phased out. Research shows that kind of promotion works to increase alcohol consumption, as well as associated disorder and health problems. So our word on the street team asked members of the public if alcohol advertising and sponsorship should be further restricted. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin man hands himself in to police in relation to hit and run

A 19-year-old Dunedin man has handed himself in to police, in relation to a hit and run incident on George Street. The teenager is charged with assault, reckless driving and failing to stop. He allegedly hit a 17-year-old male with a car, dragging the victim along the road. The victim needed surgery on his leg as a result. ›read more

Page icon Otago consumers could save by switching energy retailers

Otago residents could have saved more than $17m in electricity bills last year. That's according to new data from the Electricity Authority. It shows the average Otago consumer could have saved almost $200 by switching to a cheaper energy retailer. In the last five years more than half of all Otago households have switched power companies. ›read more