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Film icon. Nightly interview: Maureen Viggo

Rose societies appear to be dwindling throughout the country, but the Otago club remains strong. Its members are preparing their best buds and blooms to showcase at their annual show this weekend. Society president Maureen Viggo joins us to talk about it. ›see story

Page icon Police have lead in truck battery thefts

Dunedin police have a lead in relation to a spate of truck battery thefts over the last couple of weeks. One stolen battery was recovered at a scrap metal yard in Green Island on Wednesday night. That's after two truck batteries were reported stolen from the Green Island area on Monday. ›read more

Page icon New business book showcases local enterprise

A new business book is being launched in Dunedin, to showcase local enterprise. The "Little Black Book" of Dunedin Business is being launched by the Grow Dunedin Partnership. Chairman Chris Staynes says the book will help people realise the range of innovative and exciting companies within the city. It's part of wider plans to develop the local economy. ›read more

Film icon. Gigatown victory for Dunedin

Dunedin has become the nation's first gigatown. The city was announced as the winner of the social media competition at a ceremony in Wellington last night. And it's a victory that's brought a spectrum of emotions from locals. ›see story

Film icon. Students give feedback on skateboarding bylaw

Changes to the skateboarding bylaw have been delayed, so tertiary students can provide feedback. ›see story

Film icon. New plan for collecting and recycling waste under consideration

A new plan for collecting and recycling waste in the central business area is being developed by the Dunedin City Council. Commercial property owners and tenants have been involved in the plan's development. And now it's been approved for consideration as part of the council's next long term plan. ›see story

Film icon. School children learn out of classroom

More than 400 school children have learned a variety of movement skills, from jumping to kicking, during a sports event. The children were from nine different Dunedin schools. And organisers hope to expand the programme to include even more schools in the new year. ›see story

Film icon. International delegation trips called into question

There have been numerous civic delegations to different countries this year. Scotland, Japan and China have all recently been visited by the mayor and other community leaders, in an effort to boost economic and educational ties. But whether such delegations are worth their cost has been drawn into question. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Jim Reid

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand. It's more commonly referred to as COPD, but many Kiwis aren't even aware of it. So Associate Professor Jim Reid, from the Dunedin School of Medicine, is here to tell us all about it. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin is the Gigatown champion

Dunedin has won the gigatown competition. Chorus announced the city's victory at a ceremony held in Wellington. Dozens of locals filled Gigatown Headquarters to watch the ceremony. Nerves gave way to cheers and tears as the city was crowned victorious. For full coverage on the city's win, check out 39 Dunedin News tomorrow. ›read more

Page icon National New Zealand income on the rise

The income of New Zealand as a nation is on the rise. For the year to March, New Zealand earned $14.4b more than in the previous year. The figures from Statistics New Zealand show disposable income is up throughout the country, and it's worth almost $200b. Much of the growth has been led by business profits. Income from employment has also increased. ›read more

Film icon. Otago regional councillors endorse new public transport plan

Dunedin's public transport system is in for a major shake-up. Otago regional councillors have endorsed a new public transport plan. That means locals are likely to notice some major changes to buses around the city. ›see story

Film icon. Hundreds gather to see Cricket World Cup trophy

Excitement over the Cricket World Cup has brought the Octagon to life, with hundreds of people gathering to see the tournament trophy. Both young and old cricket fans celebrated by meeting some of the sport's greats. And they took advantage of the sunshine to hone their own cricket skills. ›see story

Film icon. Drug dealers busted by police

Four alleged methamphetamine dealers have been busted by police in Dunedin. ›see story

Film icon. Patients surveyed by Southern District Health Board

Dunedin patients are being asked to give their opinion on their time spent in hospital. ›see story

Film icon. Paint party's future in doubt

The future of the Illuminate Paint Party in Dunedin is unknown. There's opposition to a special liquor licence application for next year's event. That was discussed at a hearing, where party organisers said the event's viability could be compromised if alcohol is banned. ›see story

Film icon. St Clair sea wall maintenance plan will see it through the next decade

The sea wall at St Clair is expected to cost the city council $850,000 to maintain. That money should cover costs for the next decade. Councillors support the maintenance plan, although they've raised questions about who's responsible for last year's sea wall collapse. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on the stadium

The Dunedin City Council has decided to use more ratepayer money on Forsyth Barr Stadium. It plans to increase the ratepayer contribution by $1.8m each year for the next decade. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked members of the public if they think the stadium is worth its cost. ›see story