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Police investigate fatal car crash

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 3 hours 50 min ago
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

Portobello quarry faces opposition

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 3 hours 56 min ago
A controversial consent application to expand a local quarry is drawing public opposition. ›see story

Rowing machine helps local teens develop life skills

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 4 hours 2 min ago
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

Public submits on proposed changes to local election processes

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 4 hours 4 min ago
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

DCC initiative links international students with employers

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 4 hours 8 min ago
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

Your word on alcohol advertising and sponsorship

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 4 hours 15 min ago
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

Nightly interview: Steve McNulty

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 4 hours 34 min ago
The city's top tourism personality award has just gone to Steve McNulty, of Classic Jaguar Limousines. He owns and operates the business with his wife, and he joins us to talk about the local tourism industry. ›see story

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

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 5 hours 36 min ago
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

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Otago consumers could save by switching energy retailers

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - 5 hours 40 min ago
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

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Local school celebrates Maori Language Week

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 7:22pm
A resurgence in Maori culture has the staff of a local school praising the city's new direction. But as the nation marks Maori Language Week, the number of native speakers continues to fall, and that's got staff warning against complacency. ›see story

DCC waives rates for historic properties currently being upgraded

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 7:16pm
Just over $34,000 in rates is being waived by the city council. ›see story

DCC debates government forestry submission

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 7:13pm
Proposed new rules about forestry plantations are dividing city councillors. They're debating the contents of a submission to the government, in respect of industry standards. ›see story

Flood volunteers publicly praised for their help

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 7:06pm
As some residents continue to feel the effects of last month's flooding, volunteers are being praised for their help. The Dunedin City Council is publicly thanking members of Taskforce Green, for playing a major role in the ongoing relief effort. And there's still no let-up in requests for assistance. ›see story

Fundamental skills programme continues to attract grants

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 7:03pm
Hundreds more local children are learning the basics of movement, at the city's top sporting venue. Sport Otago's fundamental skills programme continues to attract grants from community organisations. And the financial support means it can be expanded throughout the region. ›see story

Historic former post office renovation nearing completion.

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 6:50pm
Renovation of the historic former post office in North East Valley is nearing completion. The redevelopment of the century old building began earlier this year. And emphasis is being placed on preserving and celebrating its heritage aspects. ›see story

Nightly interview: Stefan Meyer

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 6:43pm
The government needs to change its focus in protecting native sea lions. That's the message from local academics, following the New Zealand sea lion's new-found status as an endangered animal. And Stefan Meyer, from the University of Otago's zoology department, joins us to explain. ›see story

Cargill Enterprises gifted funds for a new forklift

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 28, 2015 - 5:58pm
A South Dunedin business which employs and trains disabled residents is receiving a boost. Cargill Enterprises is the trading arm of the Otago Disabled Citizens Society and it's being given $37,000 for a new forklift, to increase operations. Z Energy is providing the funding through its 'ood in the Hood'campaign. ›read more

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Section of Logan Park to be sold

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 27, 2015 - 7:29pm
A section of Logan Park is being sold by the city council, pending public feedback. ›see story

Students slumber in the streets to help the Dunedin Night Shelter

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 27, 2015 - 7:25pm
A sleep out under the stars is generating thousands of dollars for the Dunedin Night Shelter. Tertiary students have slumbered in the street to help the shelter buy its rental premises. And organisers say that shows just how big scarfies' hearts are. ›see story

Zombie themed fun run boosts local counselling service

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 27, 2015 - 7:20pm
A zombie themed fun run is boosting a free counselling service for children. The event's raised about two thousand dollars, as well as public awareness, for ChatBus. And it's got heartbeats racing among the living and the undead. ›see story