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Film icon. Abandoned school gets new lease on life

An abandoned Dunedin school has become a thriving community hub, linking local authorities, agencies and iwi. The former Forbury School is under a new management agreement, thanks to Ngai Tahu. And it means the facility's got a stable future in the community, to offer a raft of services. ›see story

Film icon. DCC aims to engage with youth

A new project to engage youth in local politics is being implemented by the Dunedin City Council. ›see story

Film icon. Innovative teaching recognised at awards ceremony

Innovative teaching has seen four University of Otago lecturers formally recognised as being outstanding. The top academic staff on campus were named during a recent awards ceremony, and faculty members hope the recipients continue to inspire those around them. ›see story

Film icon. Latest high-tech gear showcased at local expo

For the 1.1m New Zealanders living with disability, things are getting easier thanks to advances in technology. And the latest equipment to improve the lives of disabled people has been showcased at a local expo. For many of those attending, it was the first opportunity to use such high-tech gear. ›see story

Film icon. School pupils ditch the classroom for a day of running, biking and swimming

Hundreds of school pupils from the city's southern suburbs have spent the day running, biking and swimming at Mosgiel. They participated in the annual greater Green Island triathlon, and this year the event has seen some changes. ›see story

Film icon. Thousands swarm Outram to see Cavalcade

Thousands of people swarmed the tiny settlement of Outram at the weekend, for the arrival of Cavalcade trail riders and walkers. They watched as hundreds of horses were paraded through the streets, many hitched to old style wagons. And despite the risk of disaster amidst the dry high country conditions, it was a problem-free event. ›see story

Page icon University of Otago scientists lead studies on Antarctica

Global warming and its impact on Antarctica is being further investigated by local researchers. University of Otago scientists are leading several studies which have just received funding to proceed. They'll look at how ice floating at the edge of Antarctica interacts with the surrounding Southern Ocean. ›read more

Page icon New survey investigates Otago's coffee-drinking habits

A new survey is shedding light on the coffee-drinking habits of Otago residents in comparison to the rest of the country. The consumer survey shows Otago drinkers spend an average of $13 a week on espresso from chain stores. And they're more likely to go out of their way for a good cup of coffee than any other Kiwis. ›read more

Film icon. New approach to sex education introduced

A new approach to sex education is being introduced to local schools and organisations. It deals with modern problems, as youth are increasingly bombarded with conflicting messages through the internet. And the founder thinks that'll help local youth develop healthy relationships. ›see story

Film icon. Caledonian running track to be replaced

The Caledonian running track is being replaced, at a cost of almost half a million dollars. ›see story

Film icon. Golf tournament helps students take their studies further

An annual golf tournament is helping Otago Polytechnic students take their studies further. Tens of thousands of dollars has been raised through the event, with staff from several Dunedin businesses taking to the green. And they received a helping hand from a golf pro, who drew in a few extra dollars, ensuring everyone's a winner. ›see story

Film icon. International guest helps spark enthusiasm for athletics

A programme to draw young people into athletics has been launched in Dunedin, bringing together several hundred primary school children. They spent the morning running, jumping and throwing at Forsyth Barr Stadium. And they were visited by an international guest, who helped to spark some enthusiasm. ›see story

Film icon. Surfers come together to celebrate milestone

Dunedin surfers have come together to mark a hundred years since the city was visited by the Hawaiian man credited with the sport's establishment. "The Duke" long board festival at St Clair involved much of the local surfing community and attracted dozens of spectators. And it stirred memories of another surfing legend. ›see story

Film icon. Armageddon expo draws out fans

Dunedin's self-described geeks and pop culture enthusiasts spent the weekend in heaven, as the city hosted the annual Armageddon expo. It's the third time the event's been brought to Dunedin, and it's shown that local nerd culture has changed in some unexpected ways. ›see story

Page icon Southland crime suspects arrested in Dunedin

The two suspects in a Southland crime have fled to Dunedin, where they've been arrested. Police apprehended a 15 year old girl and 20 year old man in Mosgiel this morning. Last night the girl allegedly assaulted a 57 year old woman she lives with, threatening her with a knife at their Invercargill home. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin City Holdings reports increase in revenue

The commercial arm of the Dunedin City Council is reporting a solid half-year financial result. Dunedin City Holdings revenue for the six months to December was up 9% to just over $128m. The investment group has had higher operating cash flow, paid off more of its debt, and posted a $10m after-tax profit. ›read more

Film icon. Local MPs clash over zero hour contracts

Local politicians are clashing over employment law, and in particular the subject of zero hour contracts. Dunedin North MP David Clark, of the Labour Party, wants them abolished, and that's attracted criticism from National minister Michael Woodhouse. But the pair have managed to find some common ground. ›see story

Film icon. Top secondary school pupils take part in leadership course

The highs and lows of leadership are being explored by the top secondary school pupils from around the region. More than 50 are taking part in a prefects training course at Otago Polytechnic's Dunedin campus. And while they're hearing from a range of facilitators, it's their social interaction with one another that's a critical part of the programme. ›see story

Film icon. Local police officers say goodbye to their hair

Ten local police officers have said goodbye to their hair to raise money for cancer sufferers. They've had their heads shaved during a public demonstration in the Octagon, ahead of the Relay For Life charity event. ›see story

Film icon. Programme expanded for this year's Early Music Festival

Dunedin's again hosting the New Zealand International Early Music Festival. Drawing on last year's success, organisers are excited about showcasing 1000 years of Western European music. And they hope this year's expanded programme will help introduce the old world to some new fans. ›see story

Page icon Traffic delays expected to last several weeks

Traffic delays to the west and south of Dunedin city are expected to last at least several weeks. A large slip has opened up a crack in Portobello Road, which is slowing motorists around Turnbulls Bay. Work to repair the road will take about three weeks, during which time traffic is being diverted. There's also major roadworks on State Highway One through the city's southern suburbs. ›read more