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Film icon. Dramatic rise male primary school teachers

Dunedin's bucking the national trend for male teachers. There's been a dramatic rise in the number of men becoming primary school teachers. And a local academic says while the city's come a long way, there are still gender-related issues to tackle. ›see story

Film icon. Otago students dominate national scholarship competition finals

Otago University students are dominating the list of finalists for a national scholarship competition. The four PhD students are bringing their big ideas to life through performance for the annual contest. And they hope to take home thousands of dollars as a result. ›see story

Film icon. Polytechnic students stand against domestic violence

Otago Polytechnic students are rallying for residents to speak out against domestic violence. They're taking over public areas in short bursts to spread their message. And they have a unique way of attracting attention. ›see story

Film icon. Councillor makes emotional request over climate change issues

Dunedin's in the firing line of mass devastation, if the worst effects of climate change are realised. And the Dunedin City Council is calling on the government to address that, at a global summit. It's a topic close to the heart of one councillor, who's made an emotional request. ›see story

Film icon. Exchange Square upgrades fast-tracked to prevent urban decay

Upgrades of Exchange Square and the Warehouse Precinct are being fast-tracked by the city council. Just over a million dollars of work is proposed, to prevent urban decay. And while most councillors support the move, they're asking for public opinion. ›see story

Page icon Power restored to all Dunedin residents

Power has been restored to all Dunedin residents, following widespread outages as a result of the southerly storm. Thousands of consumers lost electricity as wind and lightning brought down power lines and transformers. The last residents to be reconnected received power late last night, though some are still being supplied electricity through temporary generators. ›read more

Page icon Teenager hands himself into police following a serious assault

The Dunedin District Court awaits an 18 year old local man, charged in relation to a serious assault. The teenager handed himself into police, following an incident in which a 55 year old man was beaten in a George Street alley. The older man was left with eight fractures to his skull, and the teenager is charged with aggravated robbery. ›read more

Page icon Nurses and midwives embroiled in national pay negotiation

Local nurses and midwives are embroiled in a national pay negotiation, set to come to a head this week. Many nurses and midwives working for the Southern District Health Board are members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. The organisation is negotiating with all DHBs over wage increases and improved employment conditions. ›read more

Film icon. Residents remain without power on the city's coldest day

Dozens of Dunedin residents remain without power on the city's coldest day so far this year. Lightning strikes, power outages and road closures are all part of the wintry storm enveloping the city. And with more cold weather expected, police hope the Antarctic blast prompts residents to get prepared. ›see story

Film icon. Medical students tackle children's fear of the doctor

Dunedin medical students are tackling children's fear of the doctor by running a teddy bear hospital. The annual initiative helps young children feel more comfortable around doctors and medical equipment. And for the students it's a rare opportunity to get real-world paediatric experience. ›see story

Film icon. Dancers challenge ideas about disabled people

A local dancing duo is preparing to make a mark on the international stage. The two dancers have crafted a unique number for an Australian festival. And they're looking to challenge ideas about disabled people along the way. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's best bird crowned

The best bird in Dunedin has been crowned at the local poultry, pigeon and cage bird club's annual show. This year the title's gone to a pekin, and the chook's had plenty of competition to fend off. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin teenager in serious condition after brutal attack

A Dunedin teenager remains in a serious condition in hospital, following a brutal attack outside a party. The 17-year-old boy underwent surgery yesterday, for a badly fractured jaw. He was beaten by four or five other teenage males outside a Malvern Street house, while a party was taking place nearby on Saturday night. ›read more

Page icon Shopkeeper threatened with weapon

Another local business has been the target of an aggravated robbery. Police say a man entered a dairy on Prince Albert Road and threatened the shopkeeper with a weapon just before 9pm on Saturday. The offender didn't steal anything, or harm the shopkeeper. It's the second aggravated robbery of a Dunedin business within a week. ›read more

Page icon Shopkeeper threatened with weapon

Another local business has been the target of an aggravated robbery. Police say a man entered a dairy on Prince Albert Road and threatened the shopkeeper with a weapon just before 9pm on Saturday. The offender didn't steal anything, or harm the shopkeeper. It's the second aggravated robbery of a Dunedin business within a week. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin health researchers receive grant

Almost $1.5m is being doled out to Dunedin health researchers. The money's divided between 22 local academics working at the University of Otago. It comes from the Lottery Grants Board, to support studies aimed at improving New Zealanders' health. All up the Dunedin researchers are receiving just over $1.4m. ›read more

Page icon Asbestos fibres found at Forrester Park

Asbestos fibres found at Forrester Park are likely to be buried, as the Dunedin City Council consults experts on the matter. Part of the BMX track at the park is cordoned off in the meantime. Material containing asbestos was discovered in the soil by volunteers working to extend the track. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Peter Crampton

A new health centre is to be established in Caversham, to provide free or low-cost care to those most in need. Otago Medical School dean Professor Peter Crampton is involved in the project, and he joins us to explain what it's all about. ›see story