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Film icon. Nightly interview: Kavindu Weerasekera

A special celebration is being held in Dunedin to mark the Sri Lankan New Year. It involves members of the Sri Lankan Students Association at the University of Otago. Organiser Kavindu Weerasekera joins us to explain what's happening. ›see story

Film icon. Noticeably higher number of donations to Poppy Day appeal

A noticeably higher number of people are donating to this year's RSA Poppy Day appeal. The chairman of Dunedin's RSA Welfare Trust puts the support down to the upcoming centenary of the Gallipoli landing. And with a fundraising goal of about $70,000, the appeal's expected to make a massive difference. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin public benefits from holiday programme

While some children are spending the school holidays watching television and playing video games, others are dedicating their time to helping the community. A small number are taking part in a Volunteering Otago holiday programme. And while they're having fun, the Dunedin public is reaping the benefits. ›see story

Film icon. Health Board staff calling on Dunedin residents to make future healthcare needs known

Southern District Health Board staff are calling on Dunedin residents to make their future healthcare needs known. An awareness day is being held around the country, with locals campaigning at Dunedin Hospital. And they say advanced care planning is much simpler than some might think. ›see story

Page icon Parked vehicles being broken into

Vehicles parked overnight in the central city are being broken into, and police are warning the public not to leave valuables inside. Two unattended vehicles parked in Elm Row last night were broken into, with offenders smashing windows to gain entry. Camera gear was stolen from inside one of the vehicles, but nothing was reported missing from the other car. ›read more

Film icon. Child's name on rugby jerseys

The name of a Dunedin child is being worn with pride on a Highlanders jersey for the upcoming clash against the Blues. It's part of a charitable project the rugby franchise is involved in. And it means there'll be three Smiths on the field, which players hope will bring good luck. ›see story

Film icon. Interview: Eileen Goodwin

Debate about the Southern District Health Board's proposal to outsource food preparation is heating up. Otago Daily Times health reporter Eileen Goodwin is following the story, and she joins us to discuss the latest developments. ›see story

Film icon. New Theosophical Society premises helping to attract new blood

A new location is helping the local branch of an ancient society to grow its membership. The Dunedin Theosophical Society recently moved into the former Fitzroy Hotel site on Hillside Road. And the larger, more visible premises is helping to attract new blood. ›see story

Film icon. Mosgiel roading project brought forward

A roading project in Mosgiel is being brought forward by the Dunedin City Council. That will see more than $100,000 spent in this financial year, instead of next. But thanks to other projects coming in under budget, the council's accounts won't suffer. ›see story

Film icon. City councillor slams proposal to outsource kitchen work

A Dunedin city councillor is slamming the proposal to outsource kitchen work by the Southern District Health Board. Councillor Kate Wilson's airing her concerns about what the deal could mean for struggling southern food suppliers. But those likely to take over say the new agreement could come with many positives. ›see story

Film icon. Local country music club take old-fashioned approach to fundraising

Members of a local country music club are taking an old-fashioned approach to fundraising. They've held a large community garage sale to ensure the club's legacy of almost 40 years can continue. And with club membership on the rise, there's confidence in the future of country music in the south. ›see story

Film icon. Community groups and organisations to be publicly recognised

This year's best efforts by community groups and organisations are about to be publicly recognised in an awards ceremony. Judging has just taken place for the local Trustpower awards. And although judges can't spill the beans yet, they're spreading word about one exciting development. ›see story

Film icon. Caversham residents oppose new childcare facility

Dunedin City Council planners are in support of a proposed childcare facility in Caversham, although it's opposed by neighbouring residents. ›see story

Film icon. Anglican Family Care opens new premises

Months of hard work are paying off for Anglican Family Care staff, with the opening of their new premises. Formerly in Bath Street, the service now has a bigger and brighter building nearby, in Hanover Street. And after a financially tough few years, staff are looking forward to starting fresh in a new location. ›see story

Film icon. All Dunedin homes to be warm, healthy and affordable by 2025

More Dunedin homes are being targeted by the city council, to receive insulation and energy efficient heating. The council aims to make every local home warm, healthy and affordable by 2025. And while progress is slow, members of the newly established Cosy Homes Trust are happy with what's being achieved. ›see story

Film icon. Andersons Bay church faces demolition

The large Presbyterian church in Andersons Bay will most likely be demolished, despite attempts to save the building. ›see story

Page icon Money available for community projects in West Harbour

Up to $8000 is available for community projects in the West Harbour area. The money's available to West Harbour residents and community groups in $1000 grants. It's held by the Thankyou Charitable Trust, which was launched in 2013 to distribute funds through the work of Thankyou Payroll. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Antony Deaker

Public funding is now available for community projects to be part of this year's Puaka Matariki festival. The festival celebrates the Maori New Year and is held in Dunedin in early June. Antony Deaker is organising events, and he joins us to discuss what's happening. ›see story