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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

Film icon. Local school grows poppies for ANZAC Day

A Dunedin school is doing something a bit different to commemorate this year's ANZAC Day. For the centenary of World War One, 100 poppies are being grown by pupils at Tahuna Normal Intermediate. They're hard at work ensuring the poppies are ready to give to veterans on April 25th. ›see story

Page icon Parents of disabled child make plea to get back stolen car

The parents of a disabled girl are desperate to get back their stolen car, which they rely on to transport their daughter. The girl's mother made a plea on social media for information or sightings of the car - a maroon and silver Subaru grand wagon. She alleges it was stolen from South Road late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. ›read more

Film icon. 60 Year old water pipelines to be replaced in in Pine Hill

The Dunedin City Council is spending over half a million dollars on a pipeline renewal project in Pine Hill. Over the next two months, the 60 year old water pipelines in the area will be replaced. And it's hoped the work will have additional benefits, helping reduce the risk of flooding in the north end. ›see story

Film icon. South Dunedin residents learn about community safety

Neighbours Day celebrations are providing an opportunity for South Dunedin residents to learn about community safety. People from various emergency and community groups have gathered for a neighbourhood safety expo, to introduce locals to their services. ›see story

Film icon. School pupils sleep rough for Cyclone Pam victims

Local primary school pupils are sleeping rough to raise money for Cyclone Pam victims. Sacred Heart pupils are constructing cardboard shelters to sleep in, showing solidarity with those who've lost everything. It's a quirky twist on the common sleepover, with a sobering lesson attached. ›see story

Film icon. Carisbrook cycling project gets push in the right direction

A Carisbrook School cycling project is being given a significant kickstart. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Lester Harvey

The removal of plants and shrubs from the Gladstone Road railway corridor has angered some Mosgiel residents. Lester Harvey has spent years co-ordinating beautification efforts in the area, and hopes a meeting with KiwiRail will lead to a positive outcome. ›see story

Page icon 89 community groups nominated for Trustpower awards

Dunedin residents have nominated 89 different community groups, trusts and organisations for this year's Trustpower awards. The annual awards cover five categories, with the winner of each receiving $500. A supreme winner also gets $1500 and the chance to represent Dunedin at the national awards. Last year's supreme winner from Dunedin was Ignite Consultants. ›read more

Film icon. Community leaders aim to accelerate cosy homes initiative

Dunedin's top health professionals are working with community leaders to accelerate the city's cosy homes initiative. They've established a trust to raise money and co-ordinate the insulation and heating of sub-standard properties. And that's likely to result in fewer health problems for residents. ›see story

Film icon. Community workshop makes hearty preserves for a good cause

Winter months won't be so hard for many Dunedin families, about to receive hearty preserves and baking made from local produce. It's the result of a community workshop involving volunteers from throughout the city. They're dedicated to dishing up the fruits of summer, in order to prevent food waste. ›see story

Film icon. Skateboarding, tattoos and piercings bylaws up for review

The rules around skateboarding, tattoos and piercings in Dunedin are up for review. The city council's asking residents if they feel existing bylaws should be updated, and modern technology is making it easier for locals to have their say. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Stephen Packer

Public donations are being counted for the Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust, following a street appeal. Trust chairman Stephen Packer joins us to discuss what the money will be used for. ›see story

Film icon. The generosity of locals to thank for new cancer research scholarship

A new cancer research scholarship has been established in the name of a Dunedin man who's battling the disease. The Wayne Biggs Summer Internship will allow a researcher to spend six weeks attempting scientific breakthroughs for existing and future patients. It's all down to the generosity of locals, including the pupils of a primary school. ›see story

Film icon. Cloth nappies scheme finding success

A scheme allowing easy access to cloth nappies is finding success among Dunedin families. The city's first official nappy bank is open, where reusable nappies can be donated and accessed for free. And while the cost-cutting is a major draw card, one Dunedin mother is also pleased about helping the environment. ›see story

Film icon. Lawn bowlers raise money for rescue helicopter trust

Local lawn bowlers have raised more than $1,000 for Otago's rescue helicopter trust. Dozens gathered for a charity fundraising tournament held in St Kilda, showing their support for what's being heralded as a great cause. ›see story

Film icon. Relay for Life makes significant difference in the lives cancer sufferers

Dunedin residents have walked their way into the history books, participating in the country's largest Relay for Life fundraising event. Thousands of locals collectively raised more than $200,000 for the Cancer Society during the 24 hour relay. And the money's expected to make a significant difference in the lives of many cancer sufferers. ›see story

Film icon. Business community learns what it takes to be successful

Dunedin's business community has learned what it takes to be successful, from two internationally respected healthcare professionals. The pair spoke during a business conference at Otago Polytechnic. And it's hoped their advice will lead to improvements throughout the city. ›see story