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Film icon. School pupils sleep rough for Cyclone Pam victims

Local primary school pupils are sleeping rough to raise money for Cyclone Pam victims. Sacred Heart pupils are constructing cardboard shelters to sleep in, showing solidarity with those who've lost everything. It's a quirky twist on the common sleepover, with a sobering lesson attached. ›see story

Film icon. The week that was

Shots from the week that was, set to music by Fleetwood Mac. ›see story

Film icon. International technology expert holds public internet training workshop

Hundreds of locals have already signed up to the city's new gigabit speed internet network. And more is being done to push that number higher, ensuring the city develops digitally. An international technology expert is providing an insight into Dunedin's digital future, through a public training workshop. ›see story

Film icon. Otago businesses struggling to achieve successful development

A survey of Otago businesses shows many are struggling to find the time and money for successful development. Almost all expect profit to either stay the same or increase this year. But little things are going out the window, and some of the country's top professionals are responding to the call for help. ›see story

Film icon. Carisbrook cycling project gets push in the right direction

A Carisbrook School cycling project is being given a significant kickstart. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin man arrested for assaulting police officer

An 18 year old Dunedin man is facing an assault charge, after allegedly punching a local police officer. The incident is said to have occurred at Starters Bar, where police were called last night to deal with reports of disorder. It's alleged the teenager punched the police officer several times at the pub. ›read more

Page icon Residents asked to weigh-in on DCC's draft long term plan

Dunedin residents are being asked for feedback on the city council's draft long term plan. The document lays out DCC budgets for the next decade, and outlines how local government debt will be reduced. It also sets limits on the rates locals will pay. Consultation on the long term plan officially opens tomorrow, and runs until April 28th. ›read more

Page icon University of Otago announces major landscaping project

The University of Otago has just announced a major landscaping project, costing $7.8m. Work will begin next week, and is expected to finish in January next year. The project includes new paving and outdoor seating areas, as well as a community garden. The Union Street bridge will be earthquake strengthened, and more cycling infrastructure will be added on campus. ›read more

Film icon. Upgrade in the works for busy intersection following fatal crash

A busy back road intersection is being upgraded following a fatal crash, which claimed the lives of two people last month. The Dunedin City Council is responding to concerns about the site's safety. And a police investigation may demand more changes in the near future. ›see story

Film icon. Local electricity market heating up

There's more competition than ever before in the local electricity market, with 16 different providers for Dunedin residents to choose from. ›see story

Film icon. Government urged to rollout tobacco plain packaging law faster

A University of Otago professor is urging the government to speed up the rollout of a plain packaging law for tobacco products. The government's put the brakes on a proposal to ban tobacco branding, following a legal challenge to a similar law in Australia. But local anti-smoking advocates want the law to be taken even further. ›see story

Film icon. Toitu receives bequest from wealthy Dunedin man

Otago Settlers Association members are beginning to plan what's next for Toitu after receiving an ongoing bequest from a wealthy Dunedin man. The association's just received $12,000 from the Darcy Christopher Foundation. And while previous foundation grants have gone toward redeveloping the settlers museum, this time it's hoped the money will be used differently. ›see story

Film icon. Bayfield shows off artistic talent

The artistic creativity of a group of Dunedin high school students is being shown to the public. Bayfield High School's art department is holding its annual exhibition of student work. And those running the show say it's a glimpse into what's going on inside the minds of senior pupils. ›see story

Page icon CBD residents warned to be alert following attempted burglaries

Dunedin police are concerned there's a young man actively trying to break into central city properties at night. Officers are warning residents in the CBD to be alert, following several attempted burglaries. Late last night a caucasian man in his late twenties, described as ''dirty looking'' was reportedly seen trying to enter a York Place address. ›read more

Page icon Dairy exports in decline

A downturn in dairy exports is driving the sector into decline, by hundreds of millions of dollars. Last month total goods exports fell by $608m compared to the previous February. Milk powder, butter and cheese led the fall, due to lower prices and a drop in quantities. More than three quarters of the drop in value was due to falling exports to China. ›read more

Film icon. SDHB highlighting its new 10-year plan with roadshow

Limited funding and other operational challenges are forcing change in the way health care is delivered locally. The Southern District Health Board is highlighting its new 10-year plan, which has been months in the making. And residents are learning how that will affect them, through a public roadshow. ›see story

Film icon. Edible gardens growing in schools

More children are growing vegetables at school, where edible gardens are on the rise, both locally and nationally. New research from the University of Otago shows more than half of all surveyed primary and secondary schools have edible gardens. And that's likely to have a positive effect on children developing healthier eating habits. ›see story

Film icon. Well-known Dunedin jazz teacher retires

A well-known Dunedin jazz musician is being honoured in style. Calder Prescott has retired from teaching music at Logan Park High School after 40 years. And to pay tribute, pupils past and present are coming together to show their appreciation with a fittingly jazzy concert. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on attending upcoming concerts

Three high profile international music acts are coming to the city. Rod Stewart and Neil Diamond will play at Forsyth Barr Stadium, followed by Fleetwood Mac. So the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if they plan to attend any of the concerts. ›see story

Film icon. Ratepayers warned not to get hopes up over DCC long term plan

A warning is being issued to Dunedin residents considering the city council's draft long term plan. Several councillors say the document paints an optimistic picture, in contrast to the likely reality. And they suggest ratepayers shouldn't get their hopes up. ›see story

Page icon Petty crime wave hits Port Chalmers

A petty crime wave has hit Port Chalmers, where several vehicles have been broken into and a small arson is being investigated. Police have received four reports of vehicles being burgled in the seaside town this week, and the latest incident was just last night. ›read more