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Page icon Parents of disabled child make plea to get back stolen car

The parents of a disabled girl are desperate to get back their stolen car, which they rely on to transport their daughter. The girl's mother made a plea on social media for information or sightings of the car - a maroon and silver Subaru grand wagon. She alleges it was stolen from South Road late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. ›read more

Page icon Research and development business spending increasing

Businesses are spending more on research and development, and the trend is expected to continue. Commercial spend on research and development increased by $53m last year. The greatest rise in spending came from the services industry, mostly in relation to computer businesses. Their share of the market has almost doubled. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Bokyong Mun

An Otago University student has just returned to Dunedin from the Abel Tasman National Park, where she took part in a conservation campaign. Bokyong Mun spent three days paddling a kayak made of recycled materials around the coastal reserve. ›see story

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

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

Film icon. The week that was

Shots from the week that was, set to music by Fleetwood Mac. ›see story

Film icon. School pupils sleep rough for Cyclone Pam victims

Local primary school pupils are sleeping rough to raise money for Cyclone Pam victims. Sacred Heart pupils are constructing cardboard shelters to sleep in, showing solidarity with those who've lost everything. It's a quirky twist on the common sleepover, with a sobering lesson attached. ›see story

Film icon. International technology expert holds public internet training workshop

Hundreds of locals have already signed up to the city's new gigabit speed internet network. And more is being done to push that number higher, ensuring the city develops digitally. An international technology expert is providing an insight into Dunedin's digital future, through a public training workshop. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin man arrested for assaulting police officer

An 18 year old Dunedin man is facing an assault charge, after allegedly punching a local police officer. The incident is said to have occurred at Starters Bar, where police were called last night to deal with reports of disorder. It's alleged the teenager punched the police officer several times at the pub. ›read more

Film icon. Otago businesses struggling to achieve successful development

A survey of Otago businesses shows many are struggling to find the time and money for successful development. Almost all expect profit to either stay the same or increase this year. But little things are going out the window, and some of the country's top professionals are responding to the call for help. ›see story

Page icon Residents asked to weigh-in on DCC's draft long term plan

Dunedin residents are being asked for feedback on the city council's draft long term plan. The document lays out DCC budgets for the next decade, and outlines how local government debt will be reduced. It also sets limits on the rates locals will pay. Consultation on the long term plan officially opens tomorrow, and runs until April 28th. ›read more

Page icon University of Otago announces major landscaping project

The University of Otago has just announced a major landscaping project, costing $7.8m. Work will begin next week, and is expected to finish in January next year. The project includes new paving and outdoor seating areas, as well as a community garden. The Union Street bridge will be earthquake strengthened, and more cycling infrastructure will be added on campus. ›read more

Film icon. Carisbrook cycling project gets push in the right direction

A Carisbrook School cycling project is being given a significant kickstart. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Lester Harvey

The removal of plants and shrubs from the Gladstone Road railway corridor has angered some Mosgiel residents. Lester Harvey has spent years co-ordinating beautification efforts in the area, and hopes a meeting with KiwiRail will lead to a positive outcome. ›see story