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Film icon. Otago conservation projects allotted nearly half a million dollars

Watch this video! The government will pump nearly half a million dollars into four Otago conservation projects over the next three years. That announcement was made by associate conservation minister Nicky Wagner at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary earlier today. And the Dunedin facility is in line to receive the lion's share of the money. ›see story

Film icon. Portobello pontoon floats into town for repairs

The leaky Portobello jetty pontoon has been brought into the city for repairs. ›see story

Film icon. Community support group established in Dunedin

A community support group has been established for Dunedin residents dealing with a common ailment that effects thousands nationwide. The group's the first of its kind in Dunedin, and already dozens of people have signed up. And with many more residents dealing with the everyday challenges the condition brings, the group is set to become a welcome refuge. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin hosts top minds of the print media industry

The print media industry's top minds are meeting in Dunedin. They're taking part in the 14th annual Single Width Users Group conference. And conveners say the event is a valuable chance to discuss every aspect of the industry - including the many challenges it faces. ›see story

Film icon. Old North East Valley post office faces revitalisation

Plans are under way to revitalise the old post office building in the North East Valley. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on voting in the general election

The country's general election is only a few weeks away. And candidates for Dunedin North and Dunedin South are locked in and vying for votes. So our Word on the Street team visited the central city to find out if locals have decided which party they're voting for. ›see story

Page icon DCC considers plan to subdivide Wingatui Racecourse

A controversial plan to subdivide the Wingatui Racecourse site is being considered by the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee this week. The Otago Racing Club wants to move the existing racecourse, and divide adjacent land into 11 residential sections. Its application to do so has attracted 14 opposing submissions. ›read more

Page icon Export goods value falls

The value of exported goods has fallen for the first time in almost a year. Last month's value was down 3.3% to $3.7b, compared to July last year. That shows a decrease of $125m. Exports decreased over a range of commodities, but the fall was led by pine logs. Over the last 10 months, milk powder, butter and cheese values have risen. ›read more

Film icon. Presbyterian Support Otago backs proposed housing warrant of fitness scheme

Watch this video! Presbyterian Support Otago has thrown its weight behind a proposed warrant of fitness scheme for rental housing in Dunedin. The organisation has undertaken research, which it says highlights the deterioration of the city's rental housing stock. And those involved hope to kick-start local conversation around housing with a new report. ›see story

Film icon. Former Dunedin bar owner facing a ban

The Registrar of Companies is investigating a recommendation to ban a disgraced Dunedin bar owner from running a company for five years. ›see story

Film icon. Emerson's brewery award winning

Speight's Brewery has long claimed to produce the 'pride of the south', but that title may be under threat. Fellow Dunedin brewery Emerson's has cleaned up at the latest Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards - taking 15 titles. And while four of those awards were gold medals, one Emerson's staff member received an even higher accolade. ›see story

Film icon. Old hand-press used to compile the works of a Port Chalmers artist

A book compiling music lyrics and images by a Port Chalmers artist is being created at the University of Otago. The work is all being done with an old hand-press - a long redundant method. And for the man who came up with the idea, it's a dream come true. ›see story

Film icon. Forth Street building demolition almost complete

The demolition of an empty Forth Street building owned by Cerebos Gregg's is almost complete. ›see story

Film icon. Otago kids practising hard to gain selection for cross country competition

Dunedin will host the Otago Primary and Intermediate Schools Cross Country competition in just over a week. And children hoping to enter the race have been practising hard to gain selection. Dunedin North Intermediate pupils were the latest to stake their claim, and after a run of bad weather, their teacher was relieved to see them take to the course. ›see story

Page icon John Christie appointed as Enterprise Dunedin director

Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie has been appointed as the director of Enterprise Dunedin. Christie was one of 37 people who applied for the role. It was created with the establishment of Enterprise Dunedin - an amalgamation of Tourism Dunedin and the Dunedin City Council's economic development unit. ›read more

Page icon Tourism industry provides more than a quarter of Otago's GDP

The latest tourism statistics show the industry provides more than a quarter of Otago's gross domestic product. Visitors spend $2.17b in Otago each year - the equivalent of 25.2% of the region's GDP. That's the highest rate in the country, according to new figures released by the Tourism Industry Association. ›read more

Page icon DCC wants feed back on markings for shared lanes for cyclists and motorists

The Dunedin City Council is seeking public feedback on a road marking trial, in which cycle symbols have been painted on several streets. The council has launched an online survey about the trial, through its Dunedin People's Panel. Council staff want to know what residents think of the road markings - called sharrows - and whether they are effective. ›read more

Film icon. Tertiary students raise money for World Vision

Watch this video! A charity led by Dunedin tertiary students has raised more than $27,000 for World Vision. The brains behind the initiative say it's a big achievement. But they have plans to take it much further. ›see story

Film icon. Otago choir brings home bronze

A combined choir of Otago Boys' and Girls' High School pupils has won a bronze medal in the national Big Sing competition. The top award went to an Auckland combined choir. The Otago Boys' and Girls' singers received one of seven bronze awards in the competition. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin man achieves two world firsts in a bodybuilding competition

Dunedin man Nick Chisholm has continued to beat the odds - competing in his first bodybuilding competition this afternoon. Chisholm deals with a condition called locked-in syndrome, meaning he is mentally alert in a body that won't respond. And after months of training, he showed off his body in an online competition, helping to complete two world firsts. ›see story

Film icon. National book festival hits Dunedin

A new generation of book-loving Kiwis is the aim behind a national festival brought to Dunedin's central city library at the weekend. The annual Storylines Festival is part of a plan by organisers to promote reading to children. But, as the event proved, it's not just the little ones getting behind it. ›see story