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Film icon. Safe cycle routes a main priority for DCC

Watch this video! Millions of dollars is being pumped into the development of safe cycle routes through Dunedin. It's a main priority for the Dunedin City Council, which has already implemented the first stage of a ground-breaking cycle network in the city's south. But rising costs have brought the one-of-a-kind project into question. ›see story

Film icon. Preferred route for harbourside area cycleway chosen

The Dunedin City Council has chosen its preferred route for a cycleway through the harbourside area. ›see story

Film icon. Student art week a big hit

More than 200 pieces of art work from some of Dunedin's best young artists are on display this week. Fifty-six students have exhibited their work as part of the main exhibition of the Otago University Students' Association art week. And just three days in, organisers say it's proving to be a big hit with students and staff. ›see story

Film icon. Puppy carers needed to look after future guide dogs

The Blind Foundation is calling on Dunedin residents to become puppy carers - looking after guide dog puppies before they undergo formal training. There's a lack of carers in the city, and people who meet the criteria are being urged to volunteer their services. And one Dunedin woman knows more than most about just how vital those services can be. ›see story

Film icon. Otago's gymnastics talent on display

The number of children taking up gymnastics in Dunedin continues to rise. The talent of those involved was on show recently, in the Otago artistic championships held at the Caledonian Gymnasium. And with selection into October's nationals on the line, competitors put on their best show. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on the cleanliness of Dunedin streets

Last week one city councillor described Dunedin's inner city streets as filthy. He says the lack of cleanliness paints a poor picture of Dunedin for visitors and something needs to change. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to George Street to ask people if they're satisfied with the cleanliness of the CBD. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin student gets more than he bargained for

A 19-year-old Dunedin student got more than he bargained for when he went to the central police station this morning. About 3am he went to report that he had been assaulted, but he appeared extremely intoxicated and police were suspicious about how he had travelled to the station. ›read more

Page icon Travelling internationally continues to be popular

The number of New Zealanders travelling internationally continues to grow year on year. Data from Flight Centre - New Zealand’s largest travel retailer - shows a booking increase of 12% last month. There were more than 600,000 bookings to destinations around the globe. Hot spots include London, Los Angeles, Paris, Honolulu, San Francisco and Bali. ›read more

Film icon. Spike in burglaries and thefts expected for August

Watch this video! Dunedin police are preparing for an expected spike in the number of domestic burglaries and incidents of theft from cars. It happens around August each year, and while officers don't know what prompts the trend, they know who's most at risk. And it seems to be residents within a particular area of the city. ›see story

Film icon. Proposed public transport system changes a lot to take in

Considerable change is proposed for Dunedin's public transport system, and there's a lot for residents to get their heads around. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's oldest bowling club forced to close its doors

Members of Dunedin's oldest bowling club are disappointed they've been told to close its doors. Caledonian Bowling Club members were informed last week that the club will have to shut down at the end of October. And while the building will almost certainly go, members say the club will not. ›see story

Film icon. Economic development strategy the focus of doubt

Economic development is one of the Dunedin City Council's main priorities. And one of the projects it's working on aims to strengthen the council's relationship with the Dunedin business community. But there's doubt internally about whether the initiative is as effective as staff say it is. ›see story

Film icon. Ethical pig farming gains strong support in the city

There's strong support in Dunedin for the ethical farming of pigs, as shown by the large number of people involved in a protest at the weekend. It was organised by several animal advocacy groups, including SAFE and Farmwatch. And they weren't the only ones lending their voices to the nationwide call for change. ›see story

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium put to good use

The Forsyth Barr Stadium was put to good use today, as part of a school children's activity programme. ›see story

Page icon Liquidators try to claw back money lost through Ponzi scheme

Liquidators are closing in on money lost through the Ross Asset Management group of companies. The group was found to be a Ponzi scheme, but some investors managed to withdraw millions before it collapsed. Now liquidators are trying to claw back some of the $115m lost. That's to secure money for about 1200 rightful investors. ›read more

Film icon. Residents' opinion survey shows positive trends

Watch this video! The Dunedin City Council has released the results of its latest residents' opinion survey, conducted by independent firm Key Research. Each year the council's required to undertake some form of performance measure, and it's conducted the residents' survey accordingly since 1994. And this year's results show some positive trends. ›see story

Film icon. Deicision to close off South Dunedin street unpopular

Pressure is mounting on the Dunedin City Council to reverse its recent decision to close off part of a South Dunedin street. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders hand deliver special beanies

Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital got a warm surprise this afternoon. They were each hand delivered a special beanie by two Highlanders and the ladies who knitted them. And while knitting can prove a challenge for many, the women had to overcome an even harder obstacle. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin children learn to protect the environment

Dunedin children are learning to protect the environment through an innovative programme being offered by Keep Dunedin Beautiful. It involves actors going into the classroom, and engaging pupils through humour. And it's proving to be a popular lesson. ›see story

Film icon. Ramadan comes to an end

Today marks the end of Ramadan in New Zealand, a celebration for all Muslims after a month of fasting. And those living in Dunedin were keen to share their joy in public. ›see story

Film icon. Taieri returns to the top of premier rugby

Taieri has once again returned to the top of premier rugby in Dunedin, winning Saturday's final by a record margin. The Eels won the match 51 points to 6 against University, claiming their third title in the last four years. And despite a loss in round one of the competition, the Taieri captain says it's been a fantastic year. ›see story