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Film icon. Portobello quarry faces opposition

A controversial consent application to expand a local quarry is drawing public opposition. ›see story

Film icon. Local school celebrates Maori Language Week

A resurgence in Maori culture has the staff of a local school praising the city's new direction. But as the nation marks Maori Language Week, the number of native speakers continues to fall, and that's got staff warning against complacency. ›see story

Film icon. Flood volunteers publicly praised for their help

As some residents continue to feel the effects of last month's flooding, volunteers are being praised for their help. The Dunedin City Council is publicly thanking members of Taskforce Green, for playing a major role in the ongoing relief effort. And there's still no let-up in requests for assistance. ›see story

Page icon Cargill Enterprises gifted funds for a new forklift

A South Dunedin business which employs and trains disabled residents is receiving a boost. Cargill Enterprises is the trading arm of the Otago Disabled Citizens Society and it's being given $37,000 for a new forklift, to increase operations. Z Energy is providing the funding through its 'ood in the Hood'campaign. ›read more

Film icon. Students slumber in the streets to help the Dunedin Night Shelter

A sleep out under the stars is generating thousands of dollars for the Dunedin Night Shelter. Tertiary students have slumbered in the street to help the shelter buy its rental premises. And organisers say that shows just how big scarfies' hearts are. ›see story

Film icon. Tree removal at University of Otago sparks outrage

The removal of about fifty trees from the University of Otago campus is sparking outrage. Almost eight million dollars is being spent on a new campus landscaping plan. And the lack of public consultation on the project has one student fighting back. ›see story

Film icon. Business expanding for Otago's disabled citizens society

The business arm of Otago's disabled citizens society is expanding, with a new $12,000 machine. Its purchase was made possible by a Dunedin businessman's donation. And while in many cases technology replaces manpower, this time it's creating jobs. ›see story

Film icon. Potential sites for Mosgiel pool narrowed to four

Four preferred sites have been identified for the new Mosgiel pool complex. ›see story

Film icon. Tertiary students line up to donate blood

Hundreds of lives are being saved by local tertiary students, lining up to donate blood. Staff from the New Zealand Blood Service are blown away by the response to this week's blood drive on campus, as they struggle to satisfy a never-ending demand. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Community Trust nurturing local sporting organisations

Almost a million dollars is being used to nurture budding local athletes. The Otago Community Trust has just donated over $900,000 to sporting organisations. And for one local agency, the money is helping to ensure promising sports stars stay put. ›see story

Film icon. Puppy surprise puts strain on Dog Rescue Dunedin

A puppy surprise is leaving a local charity in the lurch. Dog Rescue Dunedin is struggling financially, due to the recent birth of more than a dozen puppies. And it's proving to be a unique learning experience for some locals. ›see story

Film icon. DCC throws more money into botched South Dunedin cycleway network

As the city council welcomes government funding for cycleway development, it's throwing more money into a botched network. The South Dunedin cycleway is riddled with errors, which the council's owning up to. And it'll spend hundreds of thousands of dollars fixing its mistakes. ›see story

Film icon. Students hep raise money and awareness for the women's refuge

Sobering local statistics for domestic violence are getting worse. That's prompting residents to raise money and awareness for the women's refuge, as part of a nationwide appeal. And the efforts of tertiary students are helping to ensure the growing need for support is met. ›see story

Film icon. Large bequest donated to the Otago SPCA

A large bequest could significantly boost resources at the Otago SPCA. ›see story

Film icon. Educational recycling programme being expanded

A long-running education programme about recycling is being expanded. It's been taught in schools for almost a decade by members of a local theatre group. And its success is being recognised nationally. ›see story

Film icon. Council admits to costly cycleway catastrophe

City council staff are admitting costly mistakes in the development of South Dunedin cycleways. ›see story

Film icon. Former motoring museum turning into a community workshop

A former motoring museum in North East Valley is being converted into a community workshop. It's allowing like-minded residents to collaborate on projects with a sustainable focus. And already some low-carbon conversions are in the pipeline. ›see story

Page icon Insurers fork out close to $30million for the recent flooding

Insurers are already forking out close to $30million for the recent flooding. More than 2000 claims have been lodged, most for domestic property damage. Some claims have yet to be properly valued, and the total insurance cost is expected to increase significantly. In one case, the cost of damage to a Green Island section has topped $20,000 for assessment alone. ›read more