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Film icon. Nightly interview: David Clark

In the lead-up to tomorrow's election, 39 Dunedin News invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight David Clark, of the Labour Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin North electorate. ›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. Discovery of an adult male porpoise on a Dunedin beach means exciting things

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

Film icon. Nightly interview: Hamish Walker

In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Hamish Walker, of the National Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin South electorate. ›see story

Page icon New Zealand financial position improving despite current deficit

New Zealand's current account balance shows a deficit of $2b. That's $1.4b larger than in the previous quarter. Statistics New Zealand says it's partly because the value of exports has fallen. Dairy was the commodity with the most severe change in value during the last quarter. Despite the current deficit, New Zealand's financial position is improving. ›read more

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

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

Film icon. Traffic delays expected between Dunedin and Port Chalmers

Traffic delays are likely to effect residents living between Dunedin and Port Chalmers over the next week. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin enters next round of Gigatown competition

The race is on to find out which town will become a leading digital innovation hub and the country's first Gigatown. Dunedin has an opportunity to become more connected than ever before, as the competition reaches the final stage. And if one giga-bit internet speed is to be a reality then we all need to log on and get hash-tagging. ›see story

Film icon. High Street communal housing development to be considered next week

The proposal to establish a communal housing development at the former High Street School will be considered next week. ›see story

Film icon. University staff and students square off

Students and staff from the University of Otago have squared off on campus. The rival groups took part in a canned food drive, competing to see which could gather the most food for charity. And with scarfies and staff each having a win under their belt from previous campus food drives, they had a score to settle. ›see story

Film icon. Medical students use needles for a good cause

For the past few months a group of third-year medical students have been using needles for a good cause. But it's not the type of needles you would associate with doctors and nurses. A presentation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit revealed just what they've been up to in their spare time. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin libraries celebrate International Read an E-Book Day

A world first recognition of e-books involved Dunedin residents today, taking part in demonstrations at libraries throughout the city. It's the inaugural International Read an E-Book Day. And while some might see irony in the event being played out in libraries, there's evidence to support the contrary. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Michael Woodhouse

In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Michael Woodhouse, of the National Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin North electorate. ›see story

Page icon Jimmy Barnes coming to Dunedin

Another prominent musician has announced a gig in Dunedin. Jimmy Barnes will play at the Dunedin Town Hall on Saturday the 29th of November. It will be his last of four concerts in New Zealand, following gigs in Hamilton, Auckland and Christchurch. Barnes has had seven top ten albums in New Zealand, and his tour is a celebration of his 30 years as a solo artist. ›read more