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Film icon. Nightly interview: Mel Warhurst

A local university student is about to travel to South Africa, to help people in struggling communities. Mel Warhurst is going through an international exchange programme, and she's here to tell us all about it. ›see story

Page icon Planet Media Dunedin Limited in debt to OUSA

The Otago University Students' Association is reportedly owed almost $250,000 by a subsidiary company. A report from the latest OUSA executive meeting details the debt, owed by Planet Media Dunedin Limited, formerly known as Radio One Limited. The company was established in 1998 as a subsidiary of the students' association. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin man reported missing after four years

A Dunedin man has been reported missing by his relatives, who say they haven't seen or heard from him in more than four years. ›see story

Film icon. Police partner with Plunket to look out for children on our roads

Dunedin police are partnering with Plunket to encourage drivers to watch out for children. And they're checking car seats throughout the city, as part of global Road Safety Week. It's all part of a wider scheme to reduce the number of children harmed on local roads. ›see story

Film icon. Students take opportunity to network with prospective employers

Local tertiary students are learning they need more than just a qualification to get a good job. They've spent the day considering their futures at an annual careers fair. And many have taken the opportunity to network with prospective employers, aiming to get a foot in the door. ›see story

Film icon. Flash mob encouraging hand hygiene breaks out at Dunedin Hospital

Impromptu song and dance is being used to spread a healthy message at Dunedin Hospital. Staff formed a flash mob in the reception area, promoting hand hygiene to bewildered witnesses. And among the fun was a lifesaving lesson. ›see story

Film icon. Asthma Otago urges sufferers to take control

Asthma Otago is urging locals with the condition to take control, amidst the increasing overuse of inhalers. Staff say Dunedin's notoriously substandard housing is also making life harder for local asthma sufferers. And they're targeting one demographic in particular. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Polytechnic students pay tribute to Dunedin nurses in WWI

Past and present Otago Polytechnic students are working together in an original and mutually beneficial arrangement. They're creating a museum exhibition about the Dunedin nurses who served in World War One. And there's potential for the project to lead to further collaboration. ›see story

Page icon Thieves active in St Kilda and Fairfield

More than a dozen burglaries throughout the weekend are being investigated by Dunedin police. Thieves have been most active in the suburbs of St Kilda and Fairfield. Houses are being targeted, with windows smashed and outdoor equipment like solar lights being stolen from backyards. In some cases thieves have entered homes through unlocked doors and open windows. ›read more

Page icon Earthquake shakes most of the lower South Island

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has shaken Dunedin and most of the lower South Island. The earthquake happened at 2.30 this afternoon, and was centred about 30 kilometres north-west of Wanaka. It had a reported depth of 4kms, and lasted for almost a minute. ›read more

Page icon DCC's financial position better than expected

The Dunedin City Council is finishing the financial year on a high, with an operating surplus of almost $8m. Its finance committee has just analysed the latest accounts, which show the council's in a better position than expected. It's received more money through its invested Waipori Fund, and saved on asset maintenance. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Fatima McKague

The improvement of local housing is a topic being addressed by a group of residents. They've just been involved in a cosy homes expo, and organiser Fatima McKague is here to tell us all about it. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin cannabis users call for marijuana legalisation

Dunedin cannabis users are calling on the government to address the legality of marijuana. About 200 people gathered in the Octagon at the weekend to smoke cannabis in protest of current drug laws. And they hope to influence a change, as marijuana legalisation continues to be a hot topic around the world. ›see story

Film icon. Hundreds of school pupils gear up for annual stage challenge

Dunedin teenagers are the first in the country to compete in this year's stage challenge. Hundreds of high school pupils are at the Edgar Centre, rehearsing dance moves, adjusting costumes and applying make-up. And it's all in the name of creative learning. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's female weightlifters going stong

Dunedin's female weightlifters are making a name for themselves nationally. They're among the top-ranking athletes within New Zealand's Olympic weightlifting scene. And their efforts at a local competition are set to bring even greater success. ›see story

Film icon. Students raise money for child cancer research

Child cancer research is getting a boost, thanks to a couple of Otago Polytechnic students. They've organised a talent quest, to raise money for children undergoing cancer treatment. And they're blown away with the generosity of locals supporting the event. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Kate Vercoe

Another local organisation is making changes to improve the way it deals with waste. A new recycling scheme is being implemented by the Otago Farmers Market Trust, and general manager Kate Vercoe joins us to explain why. ›see story

Page icon Lee Vandervis seeks legal advice over two-month suspension

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is seeking legal advice about his two-month suspension from committee duties. Vandervis told 39 Dunedin News he's not sure if he'll take legal action, but he's consulting lawyers. He's suspended from all council committees until July. ›read more