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Film icon. ORC simulates oil spill emergency

Watch this video! An emergency situation's been unfolding at the back beach of Port Chalmers. It's involved more than two dozen staff from the Otago Regional Council and Port Otago. But there's no need to worry - the event's a training exercise in case of the real thing. ›see story

Film icon. Dental school building well overdue for upgrade

More details are emerging about the University of Otago's $200m upgrade. The university council is dishing out dollars on a brand new dental school and the refurbishment of a chemistry building. And faculty staff say both projects are well overdue, with existing resources being used beyond their means. ›see story

Film icon. Otago competitors gear up for Halberg Junior Disability Games

More than a dozen local athletes are training for a national sporting competition with a twist. Fifteen Otago competitors will participate in this year's Halberg Junior Disability Games, being held in Cambridge. And all going well, it could be a pathway to paralympic success. ›see story

Film icon. High school pupils go all out for annual Shakespeare festival

High school pupils with a penchant for acting are going all out for the annual Otago Shakespeare festival. Nine schools are taking part in the event, with the young actors hoping to gain experience to take their drama careers further. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on submitting feedback for the DCC long term plan

The Dunedin City Council is asking for public feedback on its draft long term plan, which sets out rates and budgets for the next ten years. Residents have until the end of the month to submit feedback. So with that in mind, the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to the CBD to ask people if they'll have their say on the plan. ›see story

Page icon Police investigate unexplained death near Dundas Corner Dairy

The sudden, unexplained death of a 19 year old woman is being investigated by Dunedin police. They won't say who the woman is, or whether she lived in the city. Police officers have carried out a scene examination in relation to the death, working this afternoon near the Dundas Corner Dairy. It sits on the corner of Dundas and Cumberland streets in the student quarter. ›read more

Page icon Fleetwood Mac tickets sell out

More than 28,000 tickets have been sold for the Fleetwood Mac concert in Dunedin. The November event at Forsyth Barr Stadium has officially sold out, with all general admission tickets bought within an hour of becoming available. There were a number of pre-sales for priority clients, but general tickets went on sale this morning. ›read more

Film icon. City benefiting from nationwide tourism boom

Watch this video! Tourism is worth more than $400m to Dunedin each year. The city's benefiting from a nationwide tourism boom, with more visitors spending more money. And while industry leaders say Dunedin's got a solid grounding in the market, there's potential for its share to increase. ›see story

Film icon. Audience captivated by impromptu public display of dancing

An impromptu public display of dancing has captivated people throughout the city. ›see story

Film icon. Assembly inspires the next generation of scientists

150 years of scientific study is being celebrated at Otago Boys' High School. The New Zealand Geological Survey, known as GNS, began in Dunedin in 1865, occupying the site where the school now sits. And an assembly has given the organisation's leader a chance to inspire the next generation of scientists. ›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

Film icon. Unlikely industry bringing Dunedin a worldwide audience

An unlikely business is bringing millions of dollars into the city. It's something that often flies under the radar, going unnoticed by most residents but it's putting Dunedin in front of a worldwide audience. ›see story

Film icon. Hyde Street keg party goes back to the drawing board

The fun's over and now it's back to the drawing board for the annual Hyde Street student party. Stakeholders are about to meet to brainstorm the next event, and how it can be improved. They hope it'll be more of a celebration of scarfie life, than a day of drunken disorder. ›see story

Page icon Otago University announces $200m spend on campus upgrades

The University of Otago has just announced more than $200m of campus upgrades. They include a new dental school and the major refurbishment of the existing chemistry building. Work on the dental school is expected to start in November, just after the science building project begins. Both projects have been in the planning stages for some time, but haven't been confirmed until now. ›read more

Page icon Decrease in new housing consents

The number of new houses being consented is starting to come down, following a four-year-long period of growth. In the last 12 months there have been 382 new houses consented in Dunedin. That's an average of just under 32 a month. Nationally the number of consents for new dwellings has more than doubled in the last four years. ›read more

Film icon. DCC to undertake full review of liquor ban area

Watch this video! A proposal to extend the existing alcohol ban to include a notorious party flat has been abandoned by the Dunedin City Council. Councillors instead want to see a review of the entire liquor ban area. But there's debate about when that should happen, with new liquor laws about to be adopted. ›see story

Film icon. Oil Free Otago protest in front of National MP Michael Woodhouse's office

Protesters have delivered an anti-government message to the office of local National MP Michael Woodhouse. ›see story

Film icon. Budding entrepreneurs get boost from business start-up event

Dunedin's budding entrepreneurs are buzzing from their big boost at a business start-up event. Mentoring from established professionals has kick-started several commercial proposals. And event organisers say that's proof of the fact that anyone can start a business. ›see story

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. Musicians converge on Mosgiel for brass band competition

Musicians from across Otago and Southland have converged on Mosgiel for a brass band competition. Organisers say local bands came out tops in the B and C grade contests, although the skill on display was universally impressive. ›see story