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Film icon. DCC treated to free blood pressure checks

Watch this video! High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke, and Dunedin residents are being urged to have it checked regularly. The Stroke Foundation set up free blood pressure checks at the Dunedin City Council for staff. And clinicians think they might have saved someone from stroke, after making several referrals. ›see story

Film icon. Long-running Anzac Avenue dispute may soon be resolved

A long-running dispute over the future of the Hall Bros Transport depot in Anzac Avenue may soon be resolved. ›see story

Film icon. State of the art technology helps improve comfort for Dunedin cyclists

Dunedin is home to an array of cycling opportunities for those who like to get around the city on two wheels. And now it offers access to a combination of technology, not available anywhere else in New Zealand. It's helping improve comfort for riders, particularly those with nagging injuries and pain. ›see story

Film icon. Permanent bridge across the Leith opens

A major milestone has been reached in the Water of Leith flood protection and drainage scheme. A new permanent bridge across the Leith has been opened. And work is now under way on the next stage of the multi-million dollar project. ›see story

Film icon. New initiative allows students to work on their studies, whether they're on campus or not

A new computing initiative at the University of Otago is making life easier for students. The virtual computer desktop has been deployed, as the first of its kind in New Zealand. And it's giving scarfies a way to work on their studies, whether they're on campus or not. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on Dunedin Hospital services

Last week a top surgeon at Dunedin Hospital quit, citing frustration with the Southern District Health Board. He sent a powerful message to the board, forcing members to listen to his concerns. But board executives say they too are under strain, and they blame a lack of government funding. ›see story

Page icon Southern Police District records drop in crime

There's been a 5% drop in recorded crime throughout the Southern Police District in the last financial year. Statistics New Zealand released its latest recorded crime data today. It shows there were 6,684 recorded offences in the district. That's down from just over 7,000 in the previous financial year. ›read more

Page icon Power prices continue to rise

Power price rises continue to outstrip inflation due to large increases in monopoly transmission and lines charges. The Electricity Authority has released its latest annual report. It shows the lines component of household power bills increased by 6.7% in the three months to June. That's while retail charges fell by 0.7%. Monopoly charges are regulated by the Commerce Commission. ›read more

Film icon. Good news, Bad news: DCC companies reveal financial performance reports

Watch this video! The Dunedin City Council's business arm has revealed its latest financial performance. Dunedin City Holdings Limited has made a $12.5m profit in the last financial year. And while that's good news for the council, the results aren't as positive for another of its companies. ›see story

Film icon. First cruise ship of the season cancels

There has been a hiccup in the coming cruise ship season, before it has even begun. The first cruise ship to visit Dunedin this season was expected to dock at Port Chalmers next week. But that's no longer the case, and tourism professionals hope the cancellation isn't the first of many. ›see story

Film icon. New pilot programme targets health in the local Maori community

Maori health providers are set to offer nurse-led clinics under a new programme being piloted in Otago. The clinics have been launched at a Dunedin marae. And it's hoped the initiative leads to drastically improved health for members of the local Maori community. ›see story

Film icon. New trial road symbols aim to improve safety for cyclists

Hundreds of Dunedin residents are responding to a road sign trial, being conducted in the city by the New Zealand Transport Agency. It is an effort to understand whether symbols painted on main roads will improve safety for cyclists and motorists. And the Dunedin City Council has been collecting feedback, with some interesting results. ›see story

Film icon. DCC hears feedback on recycling services

The Dunedin City Council is analysing the public's response to its plan for more recycling services in the centre of town. ›see story

Page icon Wallets, iPhones and computers targeted by thieves

iPhones, wallets and computers are being targeted by Dunedin thieves. Police are investigating three incidents of burglary and theft which occurred in the city yesterday. The back door of a Wakari house in Centennial Avenue was forced open, and more than $1000 worth of gear was stolen. It included an apple iPad, a playstation and an iPod nano. ›read more

Page icon Upward trend in new dwelling consents coming to an end

While the number of new dwellings being consented remains at its highest level in seven years, the trend is slowing. Statistics New Zealand says the trend for new dwellings has more than doubled since 2011. But it's still 25% below the peak of 2004. Last month there were just over 2000 new dwellings consented nationwide. That included 254 apartments. ›read more

Page icon Otago researcher awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the government. Doctor Michael Knapp is one of ten fellowship recipients, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce. The Otago researcher will receive up to $800,000 over the next five years. ›read more

Film icon. Departure of Otago troops to the battlefields of WWI commemorated

Watch this video! Dunedin residents have commemorated the departure of Otago and Southland troops to the battlefields of World War One. It's been a hundred years since the soldiers left for the war. And a parade held at the weekend brought that century-old occasion back to life. ›see story

Film icon. SDHB investigates a fire at Wakari Hospital

A fire within a secure mental health ward at Wakari Hospital is being investigated by the Southern District Health Board. ›see story

Film icon. Amateur boxers go toe to toe for charity

Eighteen aspiring boxers have gone toe to toe in the ring to raise money for charity. They fought in this year's Southern Showdown event at the Edgar Centre. And at the end of the night, it was one man standing tall after winning the main match. ›see story

Film icon. Hills rang with the sound of gunfire over the weekend

The commemoration of southern troops embarking for World War One wasn't the only military exercise held over the weekend. Current day reserve soldiers were busy training in the high country around Middlemarch. And they had the hills ringing with the sounds of live gunfire. ›see story

Film icon. Art auction raised money for artist in residence programme

An art auction to raise money for an artist in residence programme has generated about $15,000. ›see story