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Film icon. Nightly interview: David Clark

Labour has been shocked this week by the resignation of former leadership contender Shane Jones. Dunedin North Labour MP Dr David Clark joins us for his reaction to the issue, his lobbying on Invermay, and Labour's hopes for election year. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin family raising funds to give the gift of sound

One Dunedin family is hoping to raise $50,000 to give their son a gift most people take for granted. Linkin Soal was born with two hearing conditions and last year received a cochlear implant. But now four months later his parents are hoping a second implant will give him a much clearer sound. ›see story

Film icon. Ryder signs with English county side

Otago Volts batsman Jesse Ryder has signed with English county side Essex for the upcoming cricket season. ›see story

Film icon. Street art may be a tourism opportunity

Street art appearing on Dunedin buildings appears to be building a momentum of its own, as a second major artist decorates city walls. Street artist Phlegm has completed one work in Moray Place, and today started on another in Vogel Street. And the DCC says the works may help prompt a tourism opportunity. ›see story

Film icon. Organisation committed to keeping textile crafts alive

The modern version of the traditional arts of spinning and weaving spun into the Dunedin Railway Station today. Creative Fibre New Zealand is an organisation committed to keeping textile crafts alive. The organisation has brought its four day national Legacy of Yarns event to the city for the first time in 25 years. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on attending the ANZAC dawn service

Nearly 100 years ago many New Zealand soldiers left our shores to fight in World War I. Many did battle in Gallipoli, and those soldiers will be remembered this Friday in various dawn services across New Zealand. This week's 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to George Street to see if you'll be attending a dawn service this year and why. ›see story

Page icon Auckland Mayor joins lobby for changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has welcomed support from his Auckland counterpart, as southern councils lobby for changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation. Auckland Mayor Len Brown has added his voice to the concerns, adding his name to a letter to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee considering the issue. ›read more

Page icon Visitor arrivals down in March

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in March were down 6% compared with the same month last year. But the drop of more than 253,000 has been explained by the later timing of Easter, and later school holidays in key countries. Statistics New Zealand says school holidays in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and some Australian states coincide with Easter. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Warren Voight

In 1954, new party Social Credit entered the political scene, winning more than 11% of the vote. Sixty years later the party is still in the mix under a slightly different name. Dunedin's Warren Voight was recently re-selected as the Democrats for Social Credit Dunedin South Candidate. ›see story

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium gets the once over

Forsyth Barr Stadium got the once over this afternoon ahead of the city's first rugby league international in almost a century. The Kiwis will play England at the stadium on the 8th of November as part of the Four Nations tournament. And with the winner of the match likely qualifying for the final, organisers are expecting the city to truly embrace the 13 man game. ›see story

Film icon. Tree's fate in the hands of the hearings committee

A Dunedin City Council planner has stopped short of recommending life or death for a significant tree in a complex position. ›see story

Film icon. Travelling folk undeterred by mud and winds

The annual visit to Dunedin by the Gypsy Fair was a festival of mud and biting winds, but the travelling community was not deterred. Tattooing, shooting and tarot reading were all there at the Oval over the weekend. And despite the inclement conditions, a few hardy locals were keen for a look. ›see story

Film icon. Conditions improved for South Island surfing championships

Just under 100 of the country's finest board riders took to the Dunedin waves during the long weekend. Bad weather on Friday meant the South Island surfing championships started a day later on Saturday, with conditions improving for the next three days. And despite some big names making an appearance, it was some first time winners that stole the show. ›see story

Film icon. Special licence opposed

Both police and the Medical Officer of Health have opposed an Octagon bar's bid for a special licence to open in the early hours during the Fifa World Cup. ›see story

Film icon. Sport shuffled aside for Easter weekend

Easter weekend meant a reshuffle of premier sporting fixtures in Dunedin. ›see story

Page icon Easter road toll ends with four deaths

The Easter road toll has ended with four deaths despite Police targeting speed and alcohol over the long weekend. The weekend got off to a bad start, with three deaths within the first 12 hours of the holiday period. Another death was recorded yesterday morning following a crash in Waitemata. There were no reported fatalities in the Otago region. ›read more

Page icon News cars on the horizon for New Zealand

A new Nielsen Media Research study shows 52% of New Zealand online consumers plan to buy a new or used car in the next two years. By far the most -42%- plan to buy a used vehicle, while 10% plan to buy new. The company says New Zealanders' appetite for used cars is stronger than Europe where 28% plan to a buy used car, and Australia, at 24%. ›read more

Film icon. New parking receipts put Dunedin on the map

They have piled up on dashboards, got stuck under seats and -worse still - polluted our environment. But now the plastic coated parking receipts used in Dunedin are gone, replaced by a more environmentally friendly paper version. And the Dunedin City Council says that makes Dunedin unique in Australasia. ›see story