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Film icon. Local charities running at a loss

There's a storm brewing in Dunedin, but it's got nothing to do with the weather. Residents involved in non-government organisations say about half of the local charities are running at a loss. And the financial suffering isn't likely to ease any time soon. ›see story

Film icon. Waitati community solar project switched on

The switch has finally been turned on for a Waitati community solar project. With the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust can now start powering its own office, as well as that of its landlord. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin experiencing a resurgence in the ceramics scene

The firing of a traditional wood-fuelled kiln at Otago Polytechnic is a spectacular annual event for the city's art scene. This year the kiln was started up in honour of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's new Barry Brickell exhibition. And it's just one example of the resurgence facing the city's ceramics scene, according to those in the know. ›see story

Film icon. Many hands made light work at the Dunedin Botanic Garden

The start of spring is a busy time for gardeners, and those in Dunedin are no exception. The workload is particularly significant at the Dunedin Botanic Garden. And that's where many hands made light work at the weekend. ›see story

Film icon. Local school comes up with a novel approach to raising money

Fundraising can be a time-consuming task for schools. So Kings' High School has come up with a novel approach to raise money for new tablet computers, with staff looking to the United States for inspiration. ›see story

Film icon. South Dunedin's industrial area is changing

The face of South Dunedin's industrial area is changing, to accommodate a mix of retail, commercial and residential activity. It's the subject of a resource consent application before the Dunedin City Council. And it has planners on both sides arguing, about whether the suburb's existing zones are relevant within its changing landscape. ›see story

Film icon. Laughter yoga gaining popularity

A unique brand of yoga is taking Dunedin by storm. Membership in Dunedin's laughter yoga club is on the rise. And while it might look a bit funny, the people involved take the fitness craze seriously. ›see story

Film icon. Urgent doctors facility may have a change of address

The Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre is likely to be moved from its current location in Hanover Street. ›see story

Film icon. West Harbour community to benefit from artist in residence programme

The children of Dunedin's West Harbour community are set to benefit from a revitalised artist in residence programme. It is being organised by the West Harbour Arts Charitable Trust. And almost 100 artists from far and wide have honed their talents to support the initiative. ›see story

Film icon. Proposed St John store in South Dunedin draws opposition

A plan to establish a St John store and community support office in South Dunedin is drawing opposition. ›see story

Page icon Police have lead in Logan Park High School arson

Dunedin police say they have a strong lead in the case of suspected arson at Logan Park High School. Fire crews were called to the school about 9am yesterday, after a toilet roll dispenser was set alight inside a girls' toilet. The fire spread up a wall and caused significant damage, expected to cost thousands. ›read more

Page icon Six people taken to hospital after a fire at a Dunedin school

A suspicious fire at a Dunedin school is being investigated by police. Central Dunedin and Willowbank firefighters were called to Logan Park High School this morning, about 9am. It appears the blaze broke out at the school because someone lit a paper dispenser on fire within a toilet block. ›read more

Film icon. Mums, dads and children gathered at Forsyth Barr Stadium to celebrate

A free family fun day attracted hundreds of mums, dads and children to the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the weekend. The Father's Day themed event was run by the Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence. And it was the first time the organisation's gone public with new resources designed to bring the community together. ›see story

Film icon. Chinese Moon Festival attracts young and old

More than 300 Dunedin residents spent their weekend celebrating traditions from a far-away land. The annual Chinese Moon Festival attracted young and old to the Dunedin Chinese Garden, where performers entertained in cultural costumes. The festival is celebrated around the globe, but organisers say it has a special place in Dunedin. ›see story

Film icon. Corstorphine community thrives under a new active families initiative

The Corstorphine community is rising above its negative stereotypes through a new active families initiative. It was started last year by Corstorphine resident Esme Helm, who received a doctor's referral for a similar programme. And there's widespread hope within Corstorphine that it will help revitalise the area, as well as encourage spin-off programmes in other suburbs. ›see story

Film icon. Physiotherapy pool to stay open until June at least

There is good news for the people operating Dunedin's physiotherapy pool, as well as those reliant on the facility for rehabilitation. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society has a novel way to raise awareness

A day in bed might sound great to some, but for people with multiple sclerosis it can be a frustrating result of the fatigue caused by the disease. So the Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society has come up with a novel way to raise awareness of the condition. ›see story

Film icon. Warrington beach access track to be re-opened

It seems common sense has prevailed in Warrington, where a beach access track will be re-opened by the Dunedin City Council. The track's been closed since 2008, amid concerns for the safety of users. And while the closure has been ruled as illegal, some councillors would rather see it remain in place. ›see story