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Film icon. Nightly interview: Ann Barsby

A Festival planned to celebrate Dunedin's Scottish Heritage will be held at the end of this month. The event is inspired by the Dunedin Burns Club and Robert Burns Association of the Pacific Rim. Co-ordinator Ann Barsby says Dunedin is the logical place to hold the festival, with its history and array of historic clubs and societies that are still going strong. ›see story

Page icon Holiday park sector optimistic

New research shows the winter blues are having less of an impact on the holiday park sector compared to last year. The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for July and August indicates 64% of campers are currently more optimistic than pessimistic. And while it is a decrease from June and July, it is 25% higher than the same period last year. ›read more

Page icon Otago ITM cup squad have a chance to win back the Ranfurly Shield

The Otago ITM cup squad will have another chance this weekend to bring the Ranfurly Shield back to Dunedin. The side won the log of wood last year for the first time in 56 years when they beat Waikato. However, they only held the shield for a short time, after losing to Hawkes Bay just nine days later. Tomorrow they'll play Counties Manakau in Pukekohe. ›read more

Film icon. Police and Serious Fraud Office brought into DCC investigation

The Dunedin City Council has called in the Police and notified the Serious Fraud Office in relation to an alleged $1.5M investigation. ›see story

Film icon. Police raise funds for Cure Kids

Today is Cure Kids' annual red nose day appeal. And people have been shaking the bucket around the country to fund-raise for the organisation. But Dunedin's men and women in blue took a different approach. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin youth lead the charge to boost penguin population

An environmental programme is boosting Otago Peninsula's penguin population. The project is seeing hundreds of new plants added to a penguin nesting area. And Dunedin youth are leading the charge. ›see story

Film icon. Another ram raid burglary attempted

Another attempted ram raid burglary has occurred in the city. ›see story

Film icon. 'Magic Flute' performed in Dunedin for the first time since 1991

Mozart's 'Magic Flute' will be performed in Dunedin tonight, for the first time since 1991. The opera show is being put on by the University of Otago's Music Department. And despite it being only a snippet of the full show, cast members are ready to put their practise into work. ›see story

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium becomes mini winter wonderland

Forsyth Barr Stadium may be nicknamed the glasshouse by many, but today it has been transformed into quite the opposite. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Rob Thomson

The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence has announced the launch of its new Families Free From Violence website. It's been developed with the support of the 'Are You OK?' campaign. And it encourages people to take responsibility for ending family violence in the community. Here to tell us more is Response Co-ordinator Rob Thomson. ›see story

Page icon New cancer study published

New research shows Maori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Maori. A study just published by the Wellington branch of the University of Otago compared 172 Maori stomach cancer patients with 163 non-Maori patients. ›read more

Page icon Highest recorded visitor arrivals to New Zealand for July

The number of visitor arrivals to New Zealand for July was the highest ever recorded for that month. Figures released by Statistics New Zealand reveal the milestone, with more than 196,000 people visiting the country throughout last month. ›read more

Film icon. Labour leader visits Dunedin to talk local issues

Election campaigning is in full swing. Labour leader David Cunliffe visited Dunedin today to announce policy targeting the area. And other political parties are ramping up their campaigns too. ›see story

Film icon. Wendy's construction site burgled

The construction site for a new Wendy's fast food restaurant in South Dunedin has been burgled. ›see story

Film icon. SDHB launches pilot recycling programme

The Southern District Health Board has launched a new pilot recycling programme. Several departments in Dunedin's public hospital will recycle PVC products after use as part of the initiative. And staff are embracing the move. ›see story

Film icon. No place like home for one choreographer

Those going to the Regent Theatre on Saturday night could be in for a celestial surprise. The Royal New Zealand Ballet will perform the last Allegro show of its nationwide tour. And for one choreographer, there's no place like home to finish off the tour. ›see story

Film icon. Otago rowers head to China

From first time rowers to competing in China in under a year, eight University of Otago students have come a long way. The students will fly to Xi'an in China tomorrow to row against a Chinese University. And after already beating their fellow squad in Dunedin waters earlier this year, the group is not looking to come home empty handed. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Gerard Collings

A public transportation plan covering the Otago area was developed this year by the Otago Regional Council. It went out for public consultation and the bulk of changes were made in Dunedin. Those changes aim to provide faster and more direct routes for passengers. The ORC's Support Service Manager, Gerard Collings, is here to tell us more. ›see story