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Film icon. Nightly interview: Fran Bolgar

An initiative has just begun in Dunedin which aims to increase the community's resilience and sustainability. It's called the Big Green Challenge, and it offers grants for projects that work towards an environmentally friendly future. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Greg Inch

The annual Special Rigs for Special Kids event is taking place in Dunedin on Sunday. It gives children with special needs the opportunity to travel around the neighbourhood in trucks brought to the city from throughout the country. Founder Greg Inch joins us to explain what makes the event unique. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Ciaran Campbell

The whitebaiting season has officially opened in Otago, sending hundreds of enthusiasts to the region's river banks. The Department of Conservation is responsible for administering the fishery and ensuring people observe the regulations. Here to tell us more about it is freshwater ranger Ciaran Campbell. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Doug Kamo

Dunedin's Southern Showdown contestants are in the final stages of preparation for the September competition. The 18 men and women will slug it out in the boxing ring in front of a large audience, to raise money for charity. Organiser Doug Kamo joins us to talk about the event. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Sue Wootton

Dunedin secondary school pupils have proven themselves to be skilled poets, reading their work alongside some of the country's best at a recent event. The teenage writers were part of the inaugural Dunedin Secondary Schools Poetry Competition, which culminated in a reading at the city library for National Poetry Day on Friday. Competition judge Sue Wootton is here to tell us all about it. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Nicholas McBryde

The Arts Festival Dunedin celebrates the excellent and the extraordinary. It was established in 1999, and since the inaugural festival in 2000 it has continued to attract local and international performers. This year's programme was launched last week, and here to tell us what we can expect to see is festival director Nicholas McBryde. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Ann Barsby

A Festival planned to celebrate Dunedin's Scottish Heritage will be held at the end of this month. The event is inspired by the Dunedin Burns Club and Robert Burns Association of the Pacific Rim. Co-ordinator Ann Barsby says Dunedin is the logical place to hold the festival, with its history and array of historic clubs and societies that are still going strong. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Rob Thomson

The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence has announced the launch of its new Families Free From Violence website. It's been developed with the support of the 'Are You OK?' campaign. And it encourages people to take responsibility for ending family violence in the community. Here to tell us more is Response Co-ordinator Rob Thomson. ›see story

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