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Film icon. Nightly interview: Gerard Collings

A public transportation plan covering the Otago area was developed this year by the Otago Regional Council. It went out for public consultation and the bulk of changes were made in Dunedin. Those changes aim to provide faster and more direct routes for passengers. The ORC's Support Service Manager, Gerard Collings, is here to tell us more. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Alan Shanks

An election forum held last night gave three local politicians an opportunity to answer questions about major social issues. The forum was organised by the Dunedin Council of Social Services and included topics such as poverty, domestic violence, health and well-being. Here to tell us more about the evening is Alan Shanks. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Human trafficking is in the international headlines after 35 adults and children were found in a container in England over the weekend. It is believed that more than 2.5m people a day are caught up in the practice. And while New Zealand is not subject to this level of activity, the Government is diligent in regional and international efforts to combat trafficking. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Dallas Synnott-Chapman

The premiere of a locally-filmed zombie movie isn't the only undead-themed event happening over the next few days. The Dundead pop culture festival has movie marathons, discos and more planned for the city. Joining us to talk about the horror in store is Dallas Synnott-Chapman. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Liz Nidd

Right across the country house sales for July slumped 13% compared to last year's figures. The national median price rose more than 8% and that trend was seen here in Otago. But Real Estate Institute of New Zealand data out this week showed Dunedin sales were down almost 20%. Here to give us an update on sales locally is Liz Nidd, REINZ Regional Director. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Charles Abraham

The Reserve Bank is not expected to lift its official cash rate, which means interest rates will remain on hold till March. This will give home owners with mortgages coming up for renewal longer to decide whether to fix or float their home loans. Here to tell us more about the economy is Investment Adviser Charles Abraham. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Richie Poulton

A University of Otago professor has made the list of the world's top 1% of the most-cited science researchers. Professor Richie Poulton is the director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. He joins us to talk about his work, and the recognition it's brought. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Dave Stewart

After some warmer-than-average temperatures in Dunedin, last week's cold blast that left a blanket of snow covering the city was a reminder we're still in the grips of Winter. Here to talk to us about the weather we've been experiencing and what may be on the horizon is Raineffects director Dave Stewart. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Vernon Ward

The University of Otago has announced the selection of a new Dean for the Otago School of Medical Sciences. Medical Sciences comprises five large departments that undertake a broad range of world-class research, from medicine to agriculture. Current Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Professor Vernon Ward, will take up the role, and he joins me now. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Matthew Scadden

A once in a lifetime opportunity is just what a young Dunedin actor has had the fortune to fulfil. Matthew Scadden has returned from three weeks in London where he performed at the Globe Theatre. He was one of 24 Shakespearean actors from across the country selected to make the trip. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Jennifer Evans

There is a new director at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, who will also oversee the management of the Dunedin Chinese Garden. Jennifer Evans was recently appointed to the role, having been the acting director since September. She joins us to talk about the museum's future. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Greg Mirams

A South Dunedin company is going from strength to strength, partnering with major United Kingdom supermarket chain Sainsbury's. Techion Group is an animal parasite diagnostics company. Founder Greg Mirams joins us to talk business. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Polly Withers

A University of Otago graduate is having a significant impact on the nutrition supplement industry within New Zealand. Polly Withers has gone from researching protein powder to helping with the development and marketing of a unique product for a Dunedin based company. She joins us to talk about her burgeoning career. ›see story