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Film icon. Social housing issues coming to a head

Properties in Dunedin are likely to be sold as part of a newly-announced government state house sell-off. That's prompted criticism from Dunedin South MP Clare Curran, who's slammed the move as short-sighted. And it seems other issues around social housing may be coming to a head. ›see story

Film icon. Outram goes without water

The small township of Outram has been without water for most of the day, while a new water main has been connected to the existing network. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Cricket asked to improve floodlight plans

Otago Cricket is being asked to improve its plan for floodlights at the University Oval. The proposed new infrastructure has been met with support from the Dunedin City Council as part of long term plan discussions. But the multi-million dollar price tag is proving too substantial, and councillors want more information. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Cathy Rufaut

The fight to rid Otago Peninsula of possums is entering a new phase. The Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group has some new tricks up its sleeve, and project co-ordinator Cathy Rufaut joins us to explain what they are. ›see story

Film icon. Future of old Caversham Tunnel up for discussion

Questions have been raised over the future of the old Caversham Tunnel, currently off limits to residents. The Dunedin City Council's been asked to fix unsealed sewer manholes inside the structure, so it's safe for public use. And that's got councillors looking ahead, to what might follow. ›see story

Page icon Power cut to seven suburbs

Electricity has been cut to seven Dunedin suburbs, allowing Delta staff to clear a fallen tree from power lines. About 4000 homes and businesses have been affected by the power outages. They only lasted about a minute, although the power supply was interrupted at least twice throughout the day. The first cut was scheduled for about 9am. ›read more

Film icon. Local high school riddled with toxic mould

Bayfield High School has been forced to demolish a classroom and part of an adjoining building, riddled with toxic mould. ›see story

Film icon. Forecast rates rise expected to draw substantial public feedback

The Dunedin City Council is about to start considering its long term plan, which lays out the city's future for the next 10 years. A forecast rates rise for the coming year, in part because of extra stadium costs, is expected to draw substantial public feedback. But the council's chief executive is quick to point out it's a "business as usual" plan, with no surprises. ›see story

Page icon Thieves target North East Valley and Opoho areas

Police are warning North East Valley and Opoho residents to be on the lookout for thieves currently targeting the area. In the past two weeks several burglaries and thefts have been reported there, indicating one or more thieves are active in the suburb. Over the weekend a car in Evans Street was broken into, and a cellphone, wallet and cash was stolen. ›read more

Film icon. First anniversary of the Livingstone murders

The St Leonards community is quietly marking the first anniversary of the Livingstone murders. ›see story

Film icon. Deborah Bay pontoon repairs taking longer than expected

The repair of a floating pontoon at Deborah Bay is taking longer than expected, with the facility likely to be closed for another six weeks. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Clare Curran

A petition to stop quarrying on Saddle Hill has been launched by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran. She wants the Dunedin City Council to again try its luck with the Environment Court, for an urgent stop work order. And she's here to tell us how the petition is tracking. ›see story

Film icon. Historic building renovations progress on Princes Street

The Exchange-end of Princes Street is on the cusp of a return to former glory, as building renovations progress. And city council staff say it's the right time for further improvements, with so much development momentum in the area. ›see story

Page icon Nominations open for Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards

Nominations are now open for awards that recognise the top local voluntary groups and organisations. The Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards are part of a wider awards network run each year by the electricity company. Last year's supreme winner in Dunedin was Ignite Consultants. Anyone can nominate a voluntary group or organisation for the awards, before the deadline of 13th of March. ›read more

Page icon Entries roll in for Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Vehicle Run

Entries are rolling in for this month's Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Vehicle Run. A vintage fire engine from 1916 will be a star attraction of the annual classic car showcase, being held on January the 24th. Already entered are more than 20 cars each over 100 years old. And there's also two vintage motorcycles and a truck registered. ›read more

Film icon. Annual community Christmas dinner makes some big changes

Christmas is only a couple of days away, and for many locals it's a difficult time of year. But the annual community Christmas dinner is a relief for many. And this year there's been some big changes made. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Heritage Bus Society help out locals in need on the holidays

The Otago Heritage Bus Society are making the holidays a bit more festive for locals in need. They're operating a free bus service on Christmas Day, to get people to and from the community Christmas dinner. So the 39 Dunedin News team went out to meet the folks making the holidays more merrier for those who need it most. ›see story

Film icon. FIFA mascot makes the rounds at Dunedin Hospital

An unusual-looking visitor has made the rounds of the children's ward at Dunedin Hospital. ›see story