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Page icon Residential property market remains subdued

Asking prices for residential properties remain subdued nationwide, for the fifth consecutive month. The average asking price rose 0.1% in September, to about $480,000. The Auckland market in particular has slumped since the March peak when asking prices were up 5%. Overall six regions have had double-digit increases in the last year. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin manufacturing sector takes another hit

Dunedin has been dealt another blow to its manufacturing sector. A restructuring at the city's Donaghys factory could mean the loss of up to 30 jobs. It's a shock to staff, particularly after the factory expanded its operations last year. ›see story

Page icon Power prices continue to rise

Power price rises continue to outstrip inflation due to large increases in monopoly transmission and lines charges. The Electricity Authority has released its latest annual report. It shows the lines component of household power bills increased by 6.7% in the three months to June. That's while retail charges fell by 0.7%. Monopoly charges are regulated by the Commerce Commission. ›read more

Film icon. Long-running Anzac Avenue dispute may soon be resolved

A long-running dispute over the future of the Hall Bros Transport depot in Anzac Avenue may soon be resolved. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Chris Snow

Applications are now open for community grants through the Speight's Fund. It's a chance for environmental projects in and around Dunedin to receive a financial boost. Chris Snow from the Speight's Brewery is here to tell us all about it. ›see story

Film icon. Good news, Bad news: DCC companies reveal financial performance reports

The Dunedin City Council's business arm has revealed its latest financial performance. Dunedin City Holdings Limited has made a $12.5m profit in the last financial year. And while that's good news for the council, the results aren't as positive for another of its companies. ›see story

Film icon. First cruise ship of the season cancels

There has been a hiccup in the coming cruise ship season, before it has even begun. The first cruise ship to visit Dunedin this season was expected to dock at Port Chalmers next week. But that's no longer the case, and tourism professionals hope the cancellation isn't the first of many. ›see story

Page icon Upward trend in new dwelling consents coming to an end

While the number of new dwellings being consented remains at its highest level in seven years, the trend is slowing. Statistics New Zealand says the trend for new dwellings has more than doubled since 2011. But it's still 25% below the peak of 2004. Last month there were just over 2000 new dwellings consented nationwide. That included 254 apartments. ›read more

Page icon Local construction company heading to court

A long-running dispute between the owner of a local construction company and its former Dunedin manager is set to continue in court. Former Lund South Dunedin manager David Low claims he is entitled to bonus payments, understood to be worth about half a million dollars. But the company's owner, Russell Lund, disputes that. ›read more

Film icon. Top surgeon delivers blow to health board

A top surgeon at Dunedin Hospital has delivered a massive blow to the Southern District Health Board. ›see story

Page icon Value of exported goods up

The value of exported goods was $3.5 billion last month. That's an increase of $227 million on August last year. Statistics New Zealand says live cattle led the rise in exports. And a 16% rise in milk powder, butter and cheese also contributed to the increase. In contrast, the value of imported goods fell - by $536 million. ›read more

Film icon. Council considering change to population estimate method

There are conflicting estimates about the growth of Dunedin's population over the next few decades. The Dunedin City Council has been using two different models, each with a different prediction about how many residents it will have to support. But that could be about to change. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: John Ayoub

The Forbury Park Trotting Club is undergoing some changes. New general manager John Ayoub joins us to explain what's going on. ›see story

Page icon Fonterra cuts prices

Fonterra has cut its forecast farmgate milk price by 70 cents per kilogram of milk solids. The reduced price for the 2014 to 2015 season is now $5.30 per kilogram. That's down from $6. Fonterra has also increased and widened the estimated dividend range to 25 to 35 cents. That amounts to a forecast cash payout of about $5.60. ›read more

Film icon. Tourism Dunedin presents last report

The last annual report from Tourism Dunedin has been presented to the Dunedin City Council. Tourism Dunedin was wound up in June, and replaced by Enterprise Dunedin - an all encompassing tourism and marketing body within the council. And while the report shows tourism has been strong over the last year, it also contains a warning. ›see story

Page icon Otago and Southland Top Shop awards announced

The Top Shop awards for Otago and Southland have been announced. And the major prize has gone to the George Street store of Spark - formerly Telecom. It will vie for a national honour against other regional top shop winners, with a supreme title awarded at the end of next month. There were eight other category awards for Otago and Southland, and all but one went to Dunedin businesses. ›read more

Page icon Two-year low in rural confidence

Plunging dairy prices are the reason behind a two-year low in rural confidence, measured by Rabobank. The latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows low dairy prices are dampening farmer sentiment. It's at its lowest level since September 2012, with 37% of farmers having a negative outlook on the rural economy. That's compared to 24% in the last quarterly survey. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Anna Campbell

Dunedin company AbacusBio has announced it will host a second agribusiness symposium, following the success of last year's inaugural event. The symposium will be held in Queenstown next March, and AbacusBio partner Anna Campbell is here to tell us all about it. ›see story