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Film icon. Warrington beach access debate continues

Watch this video! The debate surrounding a beach access track in Warrington continues. A dozen Warrington residents fronted up to the Dunedin City Council during its public forum yesterday. They want the track to stay blocked, and it seems that wish has been granted - at least for now. ›see story

Film icon. Get Ready Week highlights the importance of having a plan in an emergency

What would you do in an emergency? That's the question Civil Defence is posing to Kiwis over the next few days. It's the annual Get Ready Week, and Dunedin residents are learning why it's so important to be prepared. ›see story

Film icon. College of Education faces job cuts

Up to 20 full time equivalent jobs are likely to be cut from the College of Education. ›see story

Film icon. North East Valley hosts new golf course with a twist

The sport of Disc Golf isn't that well known in Dunedin and a local club aims to change that. The game is similar to traditional golf, but instead of hitting a ball players throw a frisbee. A new nine-hole course is taking shape in North East Valley and 39 Dunedin News went down to see what it's all about. ›see story

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium continues to attract sport legends

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium continues to attract some of the biggest names in sport. Australian rugby league legend Andrew Johns toured the facility today, as part of his promotional tour for the Auckland Nines. And he was impressed with what he saw. ›see story

Film icon. High schoolers from across the region come together for annual music festival

The 45th annual Otago Secondary Schools Music Festival kicks off tonight. Hundreds of high schoolers from across the region have come together to create an orchestra and choir. But it's not just classical music on offer - conveners say there's something for everyone. ›see story

Page icon Otago and Southland Top Shop awards announced

The Top Shop awards for Otago and Southland have been announced. And the major prize has gone to the George Street store of Spark - formerly Telecom. It will vie for a national honour against other regional top shop winners, with a supreme title awarded at the end of next month. There were eight other category awards for Otago and Southland, and all but one went to Dunedin businesses. ›read more

Page icon Two-year low in rural confidence

Plunging dairy prices are the reason behind a two-year low in rural confidence, measured by Rabobank. The latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows low dairy prices are dampening farmer sentiment. It's at its lowest level since September 2012, with 37% of farmers having a negative outlook on the rural economy. That's compared to 24% in the last quarterly survey. ›read more

Film icon. Labour candidates retain Dunedin's vote

Watch this video! National may have won the election, but Labour candidates have retained Dunedin's vote. David Clark and Clare Curran will again represent Dunedin North and Dunedin South for the next three years. But with National's increasing dominance over the party vote in Dunedin, both sides are celebrating. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin man jailed for manslaughter

A 26 year old Dunedin man has been jailed for five years over the death of another man in a Dunedin bar. ›see story

Film icon. Smokers encouraged to take part in Stoptober campaign

A giant red ball is rolling its way across the country as part of a health promotion. It's one of several initiatives employed by those behind the nationwide Stoptober campaign. And it has reached Dunedin, where smokers are being encouraged to quit for a month, and ultimately for good. ›see story

Film icon. Bronzed bodies took centre stage over the weekend

More than 70 bronzed bodies took centre stage for the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association South Island championships at the weekend. Muscle definition, proportion, symmetry and stage presence were all qualities the judges were looking for. But in the end it was the competitors having total confidence in themselves that shone through. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin police investigate spate of burglaries and thefts

Three home burglaries and nine thefts from vehicles over the weekend are being investigated by Dunedin police. About $1000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a Maori Hill home, along with computer equipment. An iPod and several computer accessories worth hundreds of dollars were taken, as well as a jewellery box full of trinkets. ›read more

Page icon Christchurch hospitality growth continues to outpace the rest of the country

The Christchurch rebuild means retail and hospitality growth in the city continues to outpace the rest of the country. Retail and hospitality spending in Christchurch increased 1.4% in the June quarter. Nationally that figure was just 1%. Statistics New Zealand says retail and hospitality sales in Christchurch have risen 24% since June 2010. ›read more

Film icon. Discovery of an adult male porpoise on a Dunedin beach means exciting things

Watch this video! It's a rare treat for Dunedin scientists to get their hands on a perfectly intact spectacled porpoise. They're usually found in deep water thousands of kilometres from New Zealand. But the recent discovery of an adult male on a Dunedin beach means exciting things ahead for local researchers. Warning: this story contains images that may offend. ›see story

Film icon. Series of attacks on seals prompts warning from Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging locals to control their dogs on the beach - or face the consequences. A series of fatal attacks on seals and other wildlife has prompted the warning. And DoC says fines and even imprisonment await those who endanger marine mammals. ›see story

Film icon. First work of the inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival begins despite wet weather

Wet conditions nearly stopped the early stages of the first wall being spray painted for the inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival. But the rain did eventually clear, enough for international street artist Dal East to mark the beginnings of a large-scale work depicting an extinct bird. ›see story

Film icon. Senior pupils put their role model skills to the test

The senior pupils of Concord School take the responsibility of looking after new entrants very seriously. Every second Friday they welcome the youngsters into the library and put their role model skills to the test. ›see story

Page icon Scrapping of two University programmes means redundancies

At least ten redundancies are likely at the University of Otago, following the scrapping of two programmes. The university is doing away with its one-year graduate diploma and four-year bachelor's degree in education studies. That means more than ten College of Education staff are likely to lose their jobs. The programmes will be dropped from the start of next year. ›read more

Page icon Gross domestic product up 0.7%

Strong growth in service industries has pushed New Zealand's gross domestic product up 0.7% in the last quarter. Statistics New Zealand says services make up about two-thirds of the economy, and all 11 service industries increased in the June quarter. The biggest increases were in industries that include advertising, employment services, and software development. ›read more

Film icon. Pipeline renewal project in Andersons Bay and Musselburgh gets the go-ahead

Watch this video! The Dunedin City Council is spending more than $2m on a pipeline renewal project in Andersons Bay and Musselburgh. The council has just awarded two tenders for the work to a local company. And it's work that staff say is seriously needed. ›see story