Spring blooms hit the streets

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 26, 2016 - 6:35pm
August 26, 2016

The Cancer Society's Daffodil Day saw collectors selling spring blooms in the streets of Dunedin today.

Cancer Society member Emma Brown says the event went well, with volunteers selling thousands of daffodils, stickers and brooches despite the wet weather.

News: Dunedin

Tourism spending increases all over the country

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 26, 2016 - 6:08pm
August 26, 2016

International and domestic visitors are spending up large.

Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates show visitors spent over $1.7b last month.

That's an increase of $69m compared to July last year.

Every region showed an increase, and Otago ranks second most improved, up 11%.

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says the results show tourism is booming.

News: Dunedin

Body recovered from Routeburn track

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 26, 2016 - 6:07pm
August 26, 2016

Police and Search and Rescue have recovered a body from the Routeburn Track.

The body is believed to be that of 27 year old Ondrej Petr, a Czech tourist who died following a fall.

Mr Petr's partner Pavlina Pizova was rescued this week from the Routeburn Track.

She says Mr Petr died in an attempt to reach Lake McKenzie Hut.

News: Dunedin

Dunedin Hospital marks 150 years

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 26, 2016 - 6:06pm
August 26, 2016

It's 150 years since Dunedin Hospital opened on Great King Street.

A celebration was held in the hospital's Chapel to mark the anniversary.

It included speeches from Commissioner Kathy Grant, along with staff serving and retired who shared their memories..

News: Dunedin

Setting the stage for youth performances

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 26, 2016 - 6:04pm
August 26, 2016

Venues for young bands to perform on a large stage have been scarce in Dunedin for a number of years.

Dedicated 'youth' venues have come and gone, but now a local event co-ordinator has teamed up with young musicians and hopes a youth Bandstorm can become a regular event.

News: Dunedin

Dunedin musician returns to old stomping ground

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 25, 2016 - 7:41pm
August 25, 2016

Shayne P Carter first rose to international fame with the band Straightjacket Fits in the late 1980s.

In more recent times he played in Dimmer, and lately has been playing under his given name.

And this weekend he's due to return to a familiar stomping ground.

News: Local

Milk price increase may ease pressure

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 25, 2016 - 7:37pm
August 25, 2016

Fonterra has indicated it will increase its 2016/2017 farmgate milk price.

The rise of 50c to $4.75 per kilogram of milk solids is seen as a positive signal for farmers.

Federated Farmers dairy industry spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says the announcement will likely boost dairy farmer optimism, and make their bank managers 'more cheerful'.

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Poems for pay and display parking tickets

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 25, 2016 - 7:33pm
August 25, 2016

Poems are about to turn up in an unexpected location - on the back of pay and display parking tickets.

City of Literature Director Nicky Page says the poems celebrate National Poetry Day tomorrow.

It's hoped printing poetry on the tickets will turn people's parking experience from a dull chore into something they can look forward to.

News: Local

Councils join forces to help South Dunedin

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 25, 2016 - 7:32pm
August 25, 2016

The city and regional councils are joining forces in an attempt to engage with South Dunedin.

Their aim is to find out what residents want.

A series of meetings are planned for next week, with senior staff from both councils on hand to share ideas.

News: Local

Owners sought for recovered property

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 25, 2016 - 7:29pm
August 25, 2016

Police are seeking the owners of a number of items believed to have been stolen from North Dunedin properties.

At the start of August, a man riding a scooter was stopped by Police on Albany Street and found to have several suspicious items on him.

Police believe the man unlawfully entered properties in the area in July.

News: Local

New tug arrives despite unloading difficulties

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 25, 2016 - 6:01pm
August 25, 2016

Port Otago has taken delivery of its brand new tug boat.

The tug travelled the seas in style aboard a specialist heavy lifting vessel called the Deltagracht.

The Arihi was due to be unloaded from the vessel this morning, but there were issues.

News: Local

More than half the homeless adult population working or studying

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 24, 2016 - 6:27pm
August 24, 2016

University of Otago researchers have found more than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying.

Kate Amore, from the Health Research Programme, analysed census and administrative data from 2013.

She found 52% of homeless adults were either working, studying, or both, up from 49%in 2006.

News: Local

Your word on Daffodil Day

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 24, 2016 - 6:11pm
August 24, 2016

The Cancer Society's Daffodil Day is taking place this Friday.

It's their annual flagship event and is a major funding source for the organisation.

So the 39 Dunedin News Word on The Street team hit town, and asked if you're intending donating to the appeal...

News: Local

Petrol price heads up again

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 24, 2016 - 6:07pm
August 24, 2016

The price of petrol is heading up, once again.

The price per litre has increased 11c in just under a fortnight, to $1.88 for 91 octane.

The rises have been attributed to the increasing cost of refining crude over the same period.

Industry watchdogs are expecting the price to remain at the present level in the short term.

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Students gather to share their beliefs

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 24, 2016 - 6:05pm
August 24, 2016

Student groups representing many of the world's religions have met to promote their beliefs, and discuss faith.

The Univeristy of Otago Chaplin believes when young people gather like this, they can help teach older people a few tricks.

News: Local

Beef and lamb exports drop

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 24, 2016 - 6:03pm
August 24, 2016

Beef and lamb exports to key markets have fallen.

Statistics New Zealand figures show total exports were worth $4b in July.

That's down 19% on the same month last year.

The largest decrease was in lamb exports, which are down 29%.

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Concussion causes to be monitored during play

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 24, 2016 - 6:02pm
August 24, 2016

Researchers at the University of Otago are going to study concussion on professional rugby players while they play.

The project is a nationwide first, and will be supported by New Zealand Rugby.

It'll see the Otago team fitted with monitoring equipment that'll measure the stresses that cause concussion.

News: Local

Hundreds oppose university department downsizing

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 24, 2016 - 5:59pm
August 24, 2016

Supporters braved wet weather to rally behind the University of Otago's Humanities department.

Up to 20 jobs are on the line in a proposed downsizing.

And that prompted a demonstration fronted by the New Zealand Teritary Education Union.

News: Local

Hundreds ticketed during police operation

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 23, 2016 - 6:28pm
August 23, 2016

Police are disappointed in the results of a two week operation that focussed on driver habits.

The nationwide operation caught many drivers using cell phones while driving, and not wearing seatbelts.

In the Southern district 115 drivers were ticketed for using their mobiles while driving.

And, 286 people were issued infringement notices for not wearing seatbelts.

News: Local

SDHB surpasses elective surgery target

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - August 23, 2016 - 5:40pm
August 23, 2016

Elective surgery targets at the Southern District Health Board are being met.

Health Minister Johnathan Coleman has released quarterly results showing the DHB met its targets in the period April to June.

Coleman says the results show progress made in the previous quarter has largely been sustained.

News: Local

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