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Film icon. Initiatives launched to register not enrolled Dunedin residents

More than 14,000 Dunedin voters are still not enrolled - with less than three weeks to go before the general election. Statistics from the Electoral Commission show the majority of those not enrolled are aged 18 to 24. And with time running out, a range of initiatives are being set up to register remaining Dunedin residents. ›see story

Film icon. Protesters oppose National-led government

Dozens of protesters took to central Dunedin streets on Saturday, to demonstrate their opposition to the National-led government. ›see story

Film icon. DCC committee discusses the physiotherapy pool's future

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for Dunedin's physiotherapy pool, earmarked for closure by the Southern District Health Board. The Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee discussed the pool's future at a meeting this afternoon. And members have made some recommendations for the council, which could come as good news to pool users. ›see story

Film icon. Special Rigs for Special Kids a trucking good time

A glimpse at the life of a trucker was on offer for the children taking part in the weekend's Special Rigs for Special Kids. The annual event gave about 300 children with disabilities the chance to ride around Dunedin's suburbs in trucks. And the man who's kept the event running for over two decades says new people are still jumping at the chance to participate. ›see story

Film icon. Scottish Festival attendees dance up a storm

A highland dancing workshop was held at the weekend, as part of the annual Dunedin Scottish Festival. ›see story

Film icon. Thousands turn out for a one of a kind football event

Almost 800 Dunedin children took to the pitch at Kettle Park on Saturday as part of the Mini World Cup football event. About 1,500 spectators turned up to watch the five-on-five tournament, which is the only one of its kind in the country. And with several national representatives on hand to help, organisers say it may have lead to the discovery of New Zealand's next sporting talent. ›see story

Page icon Citifleet fraud scandal costs the DCC another manager

Another manager at the Dunedin City Council has resigned over the alleged Citifleet fraud. Kevin Thompson was the group manager of regulatory services, and had oversight of Citifleet. He's currently on leave, but has just tendered his resignation effective from October 3. It was announced in a statement released earlier this evening. ›read more

Page icon Stolen firearm and ammunition concerns police

Dunedin police have concerns about the theft of a firearm and ammunition from a vehicle parked in the North-East Valley over the weekend. A hunting rifle and a box of bullets was stolen from the vehicle, which was parked in Arden Street on Saturday night. The vehicle owner discovered a passenger door was left ajar, when checking on the vehicle yesterday morning. ›read more

Page icon Export volumes fall, import volumes rise

Export volumes have fallen 5.3% in the last quarter. But import volumes have risen, up 3.6%. Statistics New Zealand says export volumes recorded their largest fall since the March 2008 quarter. That was largely due to falls from high levels in key areas such as meat, forestry and dairy. Import volumes have been steadily rising - up 19% over the last seven consecutive quarters. ›read more

Film icon. Bright yellow daffodils line the streets for national fundraiser

Thousands of bright yellow daffodils have lined the streets of Dunedin, as part of a national fundraiser. Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's annual street appeal for donations to help people affected by cancer. And one local organiser says Otago residents are quick to support the initiative - snapping up the spring blooms by the bunch. ›see story

Film icon. University of Otago researchers concerned about alcohol advertising

Concern about the government's stance on alcohol advertising has prompted the formation of a committee by several leading University of Otago researchers. ›see story

Film icon. Home brewer moves from the garage to the big leagues

A local brewery is helping a Southland accountant bring his home brew out of the garage. Dale Booth has spent the day brewing up a storm at Emerson's in Dunedin. And he says it's thrilling to do something so different from his day job. ›see story

Film icon. Public input key to shaping Dunedin's creative future

The Dunedin City Council has put its draft arts and culture strategy out for public consultation. The document is being launched at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this evening. And those behind the strategy say public input is key to shaping the city's creative future. ›see story

Page icon Otago Community Trust grants total close to $4.5m

Almost $4.5m has been granted to local groups in the last 12 months through the Otago Community Trust. It's continued to support the warm homes project in Dunedin - contributing $220,000 to the initiative in the last financial year. That was the trust's main recipient of funding, although several other Dunedin projects have also received a cash boost. ›read more

Page icon Otago Community Trust grants total close to $4.5m

Almost $4.5m has been granted to local groups in the last 12 months through the Otago Community Trust. It's continued to support the warm homes project in Dunedin - contributing $220,000 to the initiative in the last financial year. That was the trust's main recipient of funding, although several other Dunedin projects have also received a cash boost. ›read more

Page icon Highest level of new dwellings since 2007

The number of new dwellings being consented continues to rise throughout the country, and is at its highest level since 2007. The trend has more than doubled in the last few years. Last month the seasonally adjusted number of consented new dwellings rose 0.1%. There were more than 2000 overall, including 373 apartments. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin residents up for a challenge in order to support cancer sufferers

People with cancer can face a steep uphill challenge right from the moment they're diagnosed. So a group of Dunedin residents are showing their support for those affected by tackling a steep challenge themselves. And while they say it's nothing compared to what cancer patients face everyday, it's still proving to be quite the 'Everest'. ›see story

Film icon. Vigilance advised when using ATMs

Dunedin police are warning residents to be vigilant when using ATM machines, following reports of criminal activity around the devices. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's cruise industry forecasted to continue to grow

Dunedin's cruise industry is continuing to grow, with larger ships forecast to bring more passengers and crew to the city. The coming cruise season starts in October, and local tour operators are preparing themselves for the annual influx of visitors. And today they heard from Cruise New Zealand representatives, about what to expect and how to deal with the season's challenges. ›see story

Film icon. Drivers exhibiting good behaviours awarded treats

Dunedin police are hitting the streets this week looking to award good driver behaviour. Several checkpoints have been set up as part of a campaign. And while some drivers haven't escaped fines, those complying with the law are being given treats for their efforts. ›see story

Film icon. St Paul's Cathedral art in dire need of restoration

Historic artwork at St Paul's Cathedral is in dire need of restoration. A conservation committee is leading efforts to repair more than a hundred pieces of artwork. And those behind the group are urging the public to dig deep to protect an important part of the city's history. ›see story