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Film icon. Rhododendron enthusiasts gather for international conference

Hundreds of rhododendron enthusiasts are visiting the city for an international conference. The event is part of celebrations for the New Zealand Rhododendron Association's 70th jubilee. And delegatess agree - Dunedin is a dream come true for Kiwis with green thumbs. ›see story

Film icon. Emergency lifebuoys repeatedly stolen

The recurring theft of emergency life-saving equipment is concerning city council staff as well as police. ›see story

Film icon. Half a million dollars to be spent on hiring two DCC project co-ordinators

More than half a million dollars is being spent by the Dunedin City Council to employ two project co-ordinators over the next three years. They'll work to increase Dunedin's reputation as an education capital, and grow the city's relationship with China. But not all councillors are happy with the cost of the co-ordinators' employment. ›see story

Film icon. Mosgiel to Dunedin cycle tunnel one step closer to reality

Cycling and walking between Mosgiel and central Dunedin via a tunnel is one step closer to reality. Work began a few weeks ago on the first stage of the Chain Hills side of a tunnel trail project. And trust members are confident there will be light at the end of some of the city's fantastic Victorian infrastructure. ›see story

Film icon. Street Art Festival hailed as a success

The inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival is being hailed as a success. The festival may be in its last few days, but the focus is already turning to its future. ›see story

Film icon. Urgent repairs needed for local theatre

The roof will be coming off Dunedin's Globe Theatre at the start of next year, but it won't be caused by thunderous applause. Urgent repairs are needed to stop the ongoing problems with rain getting in and damaging the 19th century house. And thanks to some Devonshire tea, jam and scones, the fundraising efforts are inching closer to the $500,000 mark. ›see story

Page icon Mayoral delegation in China, strengthening ties with Qingdao

A mayoral delegation from Dunedin is in China, strengthening ties with the city of Qingdao. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and a dozen education and business representatives are signing memorandums of understanding with their Chinese counterparts. They're developing an official Friendship City relationship between Dunedin and Qingdao, which is a major seaport on China's east coast. ›read more

Page icon Otago residents shop online more often than previous years

About 37% of Otago residents spend more money shopping online than they do in stores. And 60% are spending more online than they did last year. The statistics come from the latest national survey about online shopping trends. ›read more

Film icon. Boating accident leaves school pupil seriously injured

An Otago Boys' High School pupil seriously injured in a boating accident has been transferred to Christchurch Hospital. The boy was one of three pupils injured when their rowing coach's boat collided with theirs during a training run on Otago Harbour yesterday. Now people are looking for answers. ›see story

Film icon. Carisbrook School's high-tech youth studio the first of its kind

A $50,000 state-of-the-art computing facility has opened at Carisbrook School. The high-tech youth studio is the first of its kind in the South Island. It's already being used by pupils, and it's hoped it will provide a unique opportunity for dozens of children. ›see story

Film icon. Emerson's Brewery gets new premises

There has been a resolution in the long-running dispute over the Hall Bros Transport depot in Anzac Avenue. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Polytechnic student gives back to the community

An Otago Polytechnic student is giving back to the community by raising money for the Dunedin Community Learning Centre. ›see story

Film icon. Public street party celebrated the revitalisation of Dunedin's warehouse precinct

The revitalisation of Dunedin's warehouse precinct has been celebrated by thousands of residents. A public party held in Vogel Street on Saturday attracted families, artists, performers, food vendors and musicians. Business owners opened their doors to show renovated commercial spaces, and kids practised their street art skills. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin Creative Fibre Group experimented changing the colour of wool

Members of a local group dedicated to pursuing their passion for handicraft met over the weekend to learn a new skill. The Dunedin Creative Fibre Group experimented with techniques aimed at changing the colour of wool. And they hope to encourage others in Dunedin to indulge their creativity. ›see story

Page icon Services sector accounts for less than 20% of the total business energy use

The total energy use of the services sector accounts for less than 20% of the total business use. That's despite the fact the services sector contributes 44% of New Zealand's Gross Domestic Product. And it covers 55% of people employed. Last year the sector used more than 75,000 terajoules of energy. That's an increase of less than 3% since 2010. ›read more

Page icon Logan Park High School pupil wins New Zealand Spelling Bee competition

A Logan Park High School pupil is enjoying national recognition, after winning the New Zealand Spelling Bee competition. The year nine pupil became the national spelling champion on Saturday, and is one of the youngest winners in the contest's ten-year history. Champion George Sabonadiere correctly spelt the word eugenics to claim the title. ›read more

Film icon. Well preserved Maori fishing waka an exciting find

Papanui Inlet has offered up one of its secrets, in the form of a well preserved Maori fishing waka. A chance discovery by a group of locals has seen the waka removed from the inlet, for further safe keeping. It's an exciting find for Otakou rununga, who're looking forward to learning more about the historic vessel, to discover more about themselves. ›see story

Film icon. Job cuts confirmed at Donaghys rope factory

Significant job losses at the Donaghys rope factory in South Dunedin have been confirmed. ›see story

Film icon. Tertiary collaboration celebrates art and literature

Art and literature are being celebrated in a tertiary collaboration. The University of Otago has joined forces with the Otago Polytechnic for a symposium, being held at the Dunedin School of Art. It's an event that conveners hope will boost Dunedin's creative future. ›see story

Film icon. Play investigates the relationship between artist and nude model

The question of what goes through the mind of live nude models while posing for artists will be answered this evening. It's the basis of a play that investigates the relationship between artist and model. It's part story, part mystery, and for the audience it's part art class. ›see story

Film icon. Coaching conference under way in Dunedin

A large sports coaching conference is under way in Dunedin, with more than 100 coaches from around the country. ›see story