NZ fire service fights vegetation fire

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 6:58pm
July 22, 2016

A vegetation fire at Burnside that began yesterday is still smouldering.

New Zealand Fire Service assistant area commander Roger Smith says four crews were involved with getting water to the fire yesterday.

He says it's a deep rooted vegetation fire on a commercial property that recycles greenwaste.

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Tens of thousands of jaffas hit the steepest street

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 6:22pm
July 22, 2016

One of the city's most unique events has generated tens of thousands of dollars for charity.

The annual jaffa race saw around 75,000 of the bright chocolates hurtling down Baldwin Street.

And this year three charities will benefit from the colourful candy cascade.

News: Local

Staff turnover on the rise

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 6:19pm
July 22, 2016

Staff turnover in New Zealand is on the rise with more workers willing to change jobs.

The latest Hays Salary Guide showed voluntary staff turnover had risen in almost a quarter of the 419 organisations surveyed.

The increasing number of resignations is being put down to factors such as an ageing workforce, reduced loyalty and rapid organisational change.

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Theatrical show on ice proves popular

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 6:16pm
July 22, 2016

Months of practice are being put on show at a local stadium for a school holiday production on ice.

Dozens of young skaters are taking part in the Dunedin Ice Skating Club's version of Jack Frost.

And the chilly show is helping close out the holidays with cheer.

News: Local

University of Otago gives out the research honour

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 6:14pm
July 22, 2016

An internationally renowned biological anthropologist has received the University of Otago's highest research honour.

Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith is this year's recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, awarded for outstanding scholarly achievement.

Despite having published three books and countless papers she says she's shocked yet thrilled, to receive the honour.

News: Local

Animal rights activists fight against cage eggs

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 6:12pm
July 22, 2016

A small group of Dunedin animal rights activists have taken part in a nationwide protest at a local supermarket.

The Save Animals From Exploitation group is calling on Countdown supermarkets in New Zealand to stop selling cage eggs.

And they say there's no excuse, as it's already being done in Australia.

News: Local

Legal expert weighs in on defamation case

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 6:09pm
July 22, 2016

A defamation expert is weighing in on the legal case being waged against Mayor Dave Cull.

The Mayor was yesterday served with legal papers in relation to an incident between himself and Councillor Lee Vandervis late last year.

And it's a case a local academic believes could go either way.

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The week that was

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 22, 2016 - 4:20pm
July 22, 2016News: Local

Strong wind caused damages around the city

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 21, 2016 - 6:47pm
July 21, 2016

Strong winds have caused minor damage around the city, with a number of trees brought down overnight.

A 4m wattle tree in Mosgiel's Anzac Park came down late last night, narrowly missing the road.

Dunedin City Council staff and contractors don't believe any other trees in the park were affected.

News: Local

HIghlanders returning to the 5/3 split against the Brumbies

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 21, 2016 - 6:24pm
July 21, 2016

The Highlanders have named their squad for this Friday's Super Rugby encounter against the Brumbies.

Co-captain Shane Christie will make his return to the side after recovering from an illness that kept him on the sidelines for the last two games.

Head Coach Jamie Joseph is returning to the more conventional 5/3 split on the bench with Rob Thompson coming in as the extra back.

News: Local

Race for mayoralty dirty already

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 21, 2016 - 6:23pm
July 21, 2016

The race for the Dunedin mayoralty is only just under way, but already it appears to be getting dirty.

It's understood incumbent Mayor Dave Cull was served with defamation papers in Stuart Street this morning, by a private investigator.

The case was initiated by returning mayoral contender Lee Vandervis.

News: Local

Kids introduced to football at Edgar Centre

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 21, 2016 - 6:22pm
July 21, 2016

More than 100 children are participating in a football school holiday programme at the Edgar Centre.

The importance of growing the sport at a grass-roots level is one of the main drivers behind the four day event.

And although the football season's winding down, there's no let-up in local interest.

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Golf tournament takes place at St. Clair

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 21, 2016 - 6:20pm
July 21, 2016

Dozens of young golfers are braving some trying conditions, in the hope of securing a spot in an upcoming national tournament.

They're using the end of their school holidays to put in some time on the green for a junior tournament at St Clair.

And it's helping the fledgling athletes take their game to the next level.

News: LocalSport

OUSA wants physical voting booth on campus

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 21, 2016 - 6:18pm
July 21, 2016

The Otago University Students Association is claiming the postal voting system for the upcoming local body elections discriminates against students.

The organisation's acting president has called on the Dunedin City Council to set up a physical voting booth on campus.

But he says it's not looking likely.

News: Local

World War II veteran reflects his life

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 21, 2016 - 6:15pm
July 21, 2016

One of the few remaining armed service personnel who served in the second world war is taking time to reflect on his life.

92 year old Neville Selwood was a navigator aboard a Lancaster bomber, which was part of several raids in the 1940s.

And there's a possibility his efforts may soon be acknowledged by an important visitor to the city.

News: Local

Burlington Street closed for church work

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 20, 2016 - 6:24pm
July 20, 2016

Much needed repairs to a building on the First Church site will close Burlington Street tomorrow morning.

Church spokesperson Reverend Tokerau Joseph say the work will see the guttering of Burns Hall cleaned out, to help stop heavy rain spilling over.

A contractor is expected to be onsite for around three hours in order to complete the maintenance.

News: Local

Kids accused of shoplifting

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 20, 2016 - 6:15pm
July 20, 2016

A Dunedin woman is still reeling after a trip to an Oamaru op-shop turned sour.

She alleges a staff member falsely accused her children of shoplifting before making a racist remark.

And she wants her experience to help serve as a reminder for people to practice tolerance.

News: Local

Dunedin loses rugby league bid

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 20, 2016 - 5:54pm
July 20, 2016

The city's bid to host matches in next year's Rugby League World Cup has been unsuccessful.

The bidding process was a competitive one, with the tournament spread across New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Dunedin Venues and the Dunedin City Council submitted a joint bid earlier this year, but missed out to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton.

News: Local

Police called to domestic incident

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 20, 2016 - 5:53pm
July 20, 2016

Dunedin Police were called to a domestic incident in Melbourne Street late last night.

Sergeant Nathan White says a woman called them to say her partner was going to drive drunk.

When police arrived a 28 year old woman was behind the wheel of her car and her partner was on the bonnet.

News: Local

Dunedin-born rower off to Rio

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 20, 2016 - 5:52pm
July 20, 2016

Dunedin born rower Alistair Bond is the latest call-up for the New Zealand rowing team heading to Rio.

The 26 year old is the younger brother of Olympic gold medallist Hamish Bond, who is also part of the 36 strong team.

Hamish will compete in the men's coxless pairs, while Alistair will be in the lightweight men's coxless fours.

News: LocalSport