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Film icon. Dangerous man on the run in Dunedin

A member of a highly-organised Auckland drug ring is believed to be on the run in Dunedin. ›see story

Page icon New Zealand small business sector faltering

A new survey has found that New Zealand's small business sector is faltering. The survey was conducted by CPA Australia, one of Australia's largest professional accounting bodies. It's conducted annual small business surveys for Asia and the Pacific over the last six years. ›read more

Film icon. Government invites petroleum companies to bid for exploration rights

The government is going through the process of inviting petroleum companies to bid for next year's exploration rights. It's known as the petroleum block offer, and in the past it's been met with support as well as resistance from the Dunedin community. So now the city council is seeking public feedback on the issue, to include within its own submission. ›see story

Page icon Price of fresh fruit and vegetables decreases

The last month has seen fresh fruit and vegetables become cheaper throughout the country. Prices fell the most for tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce. There was an increase in the overall cost of other food items however, with chocolate, milk and meat all more expensive during October. ›read more

Page icon Otago tourism fared well through winter

The latest statistics on tourism show Otago has fared relatively well through winter. The number of commercial guest nights in the region are up slightly on the same time last year. In July, August and September there were about 1.2 million commercial guest nights in Otago. In the year to September more than 5 million commercial guest nights were recorded in the region. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin freight company purchased by global competitor

A Dunedin freight company has been purchased by a global competitor. DCB International has been based in Dunedin for 45 years. It's been bought by Mainfreight for an undisclosed sum, and will continue operating under the new owner. The purchase was highlighted by Mainfreight in its half-year financial report, released this week. ›read more

Film icon. Top fashion designers scrutinised for iD Dunedin Fashion Week

The country's top fashion designers are being scrutinised, for selection into next year's iD Dunedin Fashion Show. Each year the iD committee receives dozens of portfolios from designers eager to showcase their latest collections at the event. And this time it's one woman's job to choose the line-up, set to wow thousands on the Dunedin Railway Station runway. ›see story

Page icon Electronic spending increases

New Zealanders continue to increase the amount they're spending with electronic cards. There was a 1.5% rise last month, to more than $6b. It was the first time spending has risen in all six monitored retail industries since May. The three largest increases were in the categories of durables, fuel and consumables. Fuel was up the most, by $16m. That equated to an increase of 2.2%. ›read more

Film icon. National science expo visits the city

Dunedin school pupils are getting an in-depth look at the world of science thanks to a national expo visiting the city. It has been set up at Carisbrook School, where it'll stay open for the next couple of days. And a new perspective on science is what the clever minds behind the show hope to give local children. ›see story

Page icon Alliance Group announces profit

Alliance Group farmer shareholders will receive a pool payment for the first time in three years. The company has announced an operating profit of $17.6m over the last year. That's up from $8.4m in the previous year. The better financial result means there's a $7m pool payment for shareholders. Alliance Group turnover has increased to $1.46b. ›read more

Page icon Residential property values increase

Nationwide residential property values for October have increased 5.9%, but growth is slow. Values were up 1.1% percent over the last three months - the slowest rate since October 2012. The Auckland market has increased 9.2% year on year, while values are falling in Dunedin. Home values in the city overall are down 0.2% for the last three months. ›read more

Film icon. Community fan day held to meet the New Zealand Kiwis

Excited sports fans got a chance to get their rugby league fix in Kaikorai Valley this morning. The New Zealand Kiwis held a community fan day to give young Dunedinites some face to face time. And it proved a good way to promote Saturday's history-making match. ›see story

Page icon Unemployment is falling

Rising employment is more than keeping up with New Zealand's growing population, while unemployment is falling. Statistics New Zealand says unemployment has fallen to just 5.4%. Due to strong migration, the country's had its largest annual rise in population in a decade. There were 72,000 more people employed over the last year, and 64,000 more people in the country. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin's top shop fails to impress

Dunedin's top shop has failed to impress judges at the Retail New Zealand Top Shop Awards. The Spark store in George Street was named the top shop for Otago and Southland in September. But it was beaten by an Auckland store in the national finals. Most of the overall winners were from Auckland, with the supreme award going to a shoe shop in Newmarket. ›read more

Film icon. New Zealand and England rugby league teams in town

The New Zealand and England rugby league teams are in Dunedin, ahead of Saturday's match at Forsyth Barr Stadium. ›see story

Page icon Consumer New Zealand conducts supermarket survey

Consumer New Zealand has conducted its latest annual supermarket survey, showing that PAK'nSAVE has the lowest prices overall. The budget brand supermarket had the cheapest standard products in all seven centres surveyed. Savings at PAK'nSAVE for a basket of 40 grocery items averaged about $14. Countdown supermarket beat New World for cheaper prices in the four North Island locations. ›read more

Page icon Surge in number of new listings on the residential property market

The number of new listings on the residential property market surged by 32% last month. That's shown in the latest statistics from New Zealand's largest online database of homes for sale. There were almost 14,000 new listings in the market during October, following a slow September. ›read more

Page icon Consumer New Zealand targets dodgy door-to-door sellers

Consumer New Zealand has launched a nationwide campaign against what it calls dodgy door-to-door sellers. Staff say they often deal with complaints about the hard-sell and exploitative tactics of such traders. Many cases involve elderly or vulnerable consumers, who are pressured to sign for products they don't want or can't afford. ›read more