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Film icon. DCC pushes back public transport takeover

It seems the Dunedin City Council is getting cold feet about being responsible for public transport. The council initially looked at taking over operation of the city's public transport system from July next year. But now it's in favour of delaying that start date, until at least 2017. ›see story

Film icon. New director appointed to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

The Dunedin City Council has appointed a new director of Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, following the departure of Linda Wigley last September. ›see story

Film icon. Possum traps found on walking tracks

Members of the public are being urged to take care on walking tracks around the city after several possum traps were found in North Dunedin. Fifteen leg hold traps were found in the town belt bush area beside Opoho Park on Wednesday. And after similar incidents last year, Dunedin City Council staff think they know why the traps are being set. ›see story

Film icon. Dirty Dunedin streets an issue for local councilman

The cleanliness of Dunedin has been brought into question. The issue has come up at a meeting of the Dunedin City Council's Infrastructure Services Committee. And contrary to what staff are used to - it wasn't a member of the public complaining. ›see story

Film icon. Police investigating string of burglaries

Dunedin police are investigating a number of burglaries, of homes and vehicles over the last few days. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin leaders prepare to visit two sister cities

Dunedin leaders are preparing to visit two sister cities in Scotland and Japan as part of a mayoral delegation. Mayor Dave Cull will lead the delegation, to Edinburgh and Otaru. City councillors Neville Peat and Andrew Noone are also going. They'll be joined by Dunedin City Council community advisor Cara Paterson. ›read more

Page icon Value of exported goods falls

The value of exported goods has fallen 7.4% in the June quarter. The seasonally adjusted value of exports was $12.4b. The drop follows a small increase in the March quarter, and large increases in the September and December quarters. Dairy prices have contributed to the decrease, with milk powder, butter and cheese down 8.1%. That's a drop of $335m. Logs, meat and fruit also fell. ›read more

Film icon. Options explored to save historic facility

Staff and users of Dunedin's physiotherapy pool are exploring options to save the historic facility. The Southern District Health Board plans to close the pool in December because it's too expensive to run and needs an upgrade. But dozens are eager to find a solution, as it means more to the city than many may think. ›see story

Film icon. Pedestrianisation trial could see lower Octagon closed to traffic

The Dunedin City Council is considering whether to close part of the Octagon to traffic, as part of a pedestrianisation trial. ›see story

Film icon. Public bus service changes will cost an extra $300,000 a year

Changes to some of Dunedin's public bus services will cost an extra $300,000 a year. The current service programme has to be adapted to fit in with new legislation being implemented by the government. And it means the Otago Regional Council will foot half the bill. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's newest cinema complex finally unveiled

After a longer than expected rebuild, Dunedin's newest cinema complex will officially open to the public tomorrow. Reading Cinemas has taken over the old Hoyts complex in the Octagon. And after spending more than $5m, those in charge say they couldn't have done it without local help. ›see story

Film icon. Planning and regulatory committee considers report on climate change

Dunedin City Councillors have started discussing how to protect the city from the effects of climate change. The council's planning and regulatory committee has considered a report about climate change adaptation. And it shows there are ways to protect South Dunedin from sea level rise. ›see story

Film icon. Montgomery Avenue and part of Leith Street to close

Dunedin City Councillors have voted to formally close Montgomery Avenue and part of Leith Street, to enable flood protection works. ›see story

Page icon Working while studying not a disadvantage for school children

Dunedin research has found that school children can combine study with part-time work, and not suffer any long-term disadvantages. The study was conducted by University of Otago researchers. They analysed data from the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. ›read more

Page icon Official cash rate rises

The Reserve Bank governor has raised the official cash rate, as expected. He also signalled a pause in rate hikes, to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The Kiwi dollar sank after he said its strength was unjustified, and that the currency could have a significant fall. The quarter point increase in the official cash rate to 3.5% was forecast by economists. ›read more

Film icon. Widespread interest in University of Otago employee's latest findings

A Dunedin law researcher is influencing things at a government level, with the potential to save lives. The University of Otago employee is receiving widespread interest in her latest findings. And she hopes it will lead to law reform, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. ›see story

Film icon. Physiotherapy pool on thin ice

There's uncertainty about the future of Dunedin's historic physiotherapy pool, which is proving costly to run and is in need of an upgrade. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin Gasworks Museum back in business

The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is back in business following the installation of its new $40,000 boiler. The museum has been operating for the last 14 months without steam, leaving many of the machines dormant. And after spending countless hours around the clock to get it ready for tonight's opening, staff are pleased to finally see steam again. ›see story

Film icon. DCC produces new draft of its grants policy

The Dunedin City Council is re-thinking the way it applies grants to community groups and organisations. It's produced a new draft of its grants policy, following a review. And now councillors want to hear what residents think of the changes. ›see story

Film icon. Newcastle United has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium

Newcastle United has left Dunedin with a win, and local football fans wanting more. The international side played Sydney FC last night at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, comprehensively claiming victory by four goals. And despite a hard pitch, Newcastle manager Allan Pardew has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on the ice challenge

The ice challenge has been circulating on social media for the past few weeks. It sees people douse themselves in ice cold water to mimic the shock factor of chemotherapy. Those people are then encouraged to donate money to a cancer charity and nominate friends to also complete the challenge. ›see story