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Page icon Record turn-out for Dunedin charities

Thousands of dollars has been raised for charity during two events in Dunedin at the weekend. $75,000 was generated for the United Way charity at a house auction. It was the eighth annual Charity House Auction, where three homes made by Otago Polytechnic carpentry students were sold. And a car cruise around the city has raised about $4,000 for the Otago Community Hospice. ›read more

Film icon. City Councillors weigh in on the stadium's future

Dunedin City Councillors have weighed in on the future of the city's stadium. The operation and ownership of the facility have been reviewed. And an extraordinary meeting held today gave members of the city council a chance to discuss issues with the stadium in depth. ›see story

Page icon Stadium review completed

A massive shift in the operation and ownership of the Forsyth Barr Stadium has been recommended to the Dunedin City Council. A review of the stadium has been completed, and the council will consider all associated recommendations next week. It's proposed the companies that manage the stadium become council-controlled, and that $30m of debt is transferred to the council. ›read more

Film icon. Group forms to save Basketball Otago from liquidation

Basketball Otago has revealed the true extent of its financial problems, at its annual general meeting. ›see story

Film icon. Brown Street flood damage repairs wrap up

Long-running construction work to repair flood damage is wrapping up on Brown Street. The work's been ongoing for the past three months, after heavy rain last year brought down a retaining wall. And it's hoped the new construct will better withstand the elements. ›see story

Page icon New Zealand small business sector faltering

A new survey has found that New Zealand's small business sector is faltering. The survey was conducted by CPA Australia, one of Australia's largest professional accounting bodies. It's conducted annual small business surveys for Asia and the Pacific over the last six years. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: John Christie

The Otago Chamber of Commerce has lost its chief executive, who's taken up the leadership of Enterprise Dunedin. It's a new role, within a newly-formed organisation. And director John Christie is here to tell us about his transition. ›see story

Page icon Free cigarette butt bins distributed to Dunedin businesses

Dunedin businesses are being offered free cigarette butt bins, as part of a city-wide street cleaning initiative. The bins are being supplied by Keep New Zealand Beautiful, and can each hold about 600 butts. The organisation is holding a street cleaning expo in Dunedin at the beginning of December. ›read more

Film icon. Government invites petroleum companies to bid for exploration rights

The government is going through the process of inviting petroleum companies to bid for next year's exploration rights. It's known as the petroleum block offer, and in the past it's been met with support as well as resistance from the Dunedin community. So now the city council is seeking public feedback on the issue, to include within its own submission. ›see story

Page icon Bradken's move to Hillside Workshops foundry delayed

It's been two years since Bradken announced it would move its Dunedin operations to the Hillside Workshops foundry. But the global company seems unable to sell its long-time premises in Tewsley Street. Bradken signed a five-year agreement with KiwiRail to lease the Hillside foundry. It planned to move its entire operation to the site, and expand capacity. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Des Adamson

There's been good and bad news for the Dunedin business sector recently, with the closure of some operations and expansion of others. Des Adamson is the manager of economic development at Enterprise Dunedin, and he's here to tell us about the state of business in the city. ›see story

Page icon Price of fresh fruit and vegetables decreases

The last month has seen fresh fruit and vegetables become cheaper throughout the country. Prices fell the most for tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce. There was an increase in the overall cost of other food items however, with chocolate, milk and meat all more expensive during October. ›read more

Film icon. ODT Features interview: Murray Kirkness

Proposed changes to local alcohol laws have attracted the largest response from submitters that the city council has ever seen. The draft local alcohol policy is now the subject of an extensive hearing. Otago Daily Times reporters have sat through the whole thing, and editor Murray Kirkness is here to give us an insight. ›see story

Page icon Otago tourism fared well through winter

The latest statistics on tourism show Otago has fared relatively well through winter. The number of commercial guest nights in the region are up slightly on the same time last year. In July, August and September there were about 1.2 million commercial guest nights in Otago. In the year to September more than 5 million commercial guest nights were recorded in the region. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin freight company purchased by global competitor

A Dunedin freight company has been purchased by a global competitor. DCB International has been based in Dunedin for 45 years. It's been bought by Mainfreight for an undisclosed sum, and will continue operating under the new owner. The purchase was highlighted by Mainfreight in its half-year financial report, released this week. ›read more

Film icon. DCC considers new accommodation project near Logan Park

A resource consent application for new accommodation near Logan Park is being considered by the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee. ›see story

Film icon. Local government conference tackles issues of risk

Another significant business conference is under way in Dunedin, linking members of local government from throughout the country. The summit involves more than 200 people, who all work in or with councils and other territorial authorities. They're in town to discuss risk, and how it can be turned from a negative into a positive. ›see story

Film icon. Public hearings for draft local alcohol policy begin

A public hearing over the Dunedin City Council's draft local alcohol policy has begun. The hearing is set to run for a week. And with more than 4000 submissions lodged, there are plenty of differing views being shared. ›see story