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Fire crews are battling a large blaze on Saddle Hill which is burning through houses.

Firefighters from across the city are working to control the situation.

Dunedin City Council staff are preparing to make their submission on the government's latest petroleum block offer.

University of Otago students have been steering clear of campus, following an online threat.

The city is now believed to boast the fastest free public internet in the country.

It's just been launched in the Octagon, as part of a bigger technology project.

Life's getting easier for Mosgiel residents who don't have perfect sight.

The visual impairment trust is now offering support services to the wider community.

Smoking is still the biggest cause of premature death in New Zealand, and locals are being encouraged to kick the bad habit.

Locals are being warned to watch out for falling tree branches and damaged power lines as strong winds continue to whip the city.

Two of the country's largest unions have merged under a new name.

The newly formed union is called E tu, which means 'stand tall' in Maori.

Your City

  • Changes are about to be made to a dangerous intersection near Mosgiel, following several crashes.

  • The government's not doing enough to address climate change and political parties must unite on the issue.

    That's the message from a local society whose plea for reform has fallen on deaf ears.

    But members aren't giving up hope.

  • Investigations are being launched into yesterday's large chemical spill inside the Cadbury chocolate factory.

  • It's now easier to get around the city on foot.

    The mayor's just opened a new cycle and walkway connecting parts of the harbour and the CBD.

    But it's only a small part of a much bigger scheme.

  • Power has been restored to the hundreds of locals who lost electricity in Sunday's storm.

  • Police and the University of Otago are investigating a shooting threat on campus.

    An anonymous post on a social media website warns people to stay away from the university tomorrow because of a possible shooting.

    Police are reassuring staff and students, and the wider community, that they're taking the threat seriously.

    Local officers are receiving help from specialist police staff and the Wellington-based High Tech Crime Group.


  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been signed, after five years of intense negotiations.

    Trade ministers from the 12 countries involved reached an agreement at the eleventh hour.

    But some locals aren't happy about it.

  • A local businesswoman is one of the key drivers of a social media survey for companies, that's being launched throughout the country.

    Philippa Crick, the director of Cre8ive Marketing, is one of four business leaders behind the survey.

    They're aiming to gauge how successful social media is for New Zealand companies.

    It's the first survey of its kind nationwide.

    It's aimed at creating a benchmark for businesses in terms of how social media is used, and to what effect.

  • The city council's just signed a maintenance contract with Black Power gang members.

  • Eleven foundry workers are being made redundant by Bradken, just weeks after the company introduced a four-day week.

    The job losses are being blamed on a global downturn for the manufacturing business.

    Other local firms are also facing tough times, with redundancies at Radio Dunedin and some ANZ bank branches.

    There's also rumours of job cuts at TVNZ and MediaWorks.

  • Trade leaders are yet to reach an agreement in relation to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    Negotiators were expected to make a decision today, following five days of talks in the United States.

    Trade ministers, including New Zealand's Tim Groser, remain in Atlanta.

    It's the latest effort to seal the 12-nation trade deal.

  • Children from around the lower South Island are being offered the chance to tour space.

    They're the beneficiaries of a sponsorship deal involving Otago Museum.

    And it could lead them on an exciting career path.

Local Sport

  • The country's best cricketers are calling for more young locals to try their hand at the sport.

    Kids from around the city have been giving cricket a go with some help from both Black Caps and White Ferns.

    The showcase event was timed so participants stick with the sport this summer.

  • A woman hailing from Dunedin has been selected as a judge for next year's Olympic Games.

    The former synchronised swimmer has been in the city preparing for the challenge.

    But she's having to put local affiliations to the side.

  • Young mountain bikers have been gearing up for a major local contest.

    More than 150 were in town for the South Island Secondary School Mountain Biking Championships at the weekend.

    And there's now a push for more teenagers to get involved.

  • The best synchronised swimmers in the country are competing in Dunedin.

    More than 80 competitors are taking part in the national synchronised swimming championships at Moana Pool.

    But the local contingent is causing concern.

  • Several young athletes from Otago are setting their sights on gold.

    They're hard at work preparing for a world championship in just a few weeks.

    And their training regimen is seeing them take some heat.

  • Almost two hundred of the South Island's best swimmers have taken to Moana Pool for a major competition.

    The three-day championship event featured members of 30 different clubs.

    And several qualifying opportunities made for a fierce contest.