Protesters target Deputy Prime Minister

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 23, 2016 - 6:33pm
September 23, 2016

Protesters gathered at the University of Otago to interrupt a visit by the Deputy Prime Minister this morning.

About 70 people gathered mid-morning for the protest outside a lecture theatre.

They were bringing attention to tertiary under-funding and the impact that's having on divisions like humanities.

News: Dunedin

Southern gastro cases rise

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 23, 2016 - 5:49pm
September 23, 2016

Public Health South is reporting a rise in the number of people with bacterial gastroenteritis across the district.

The organisation's urging residents to practise good hand hygiene accordingly, as it's the best way to minimise getting and spreading the illness.

It says the main bacteria responsible are Campylobacter and a type of Salmonella associated with farm animals.

News: Dunedin

Students go without to support the poor

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 23, 2016 - 5:48pm
September 23, 2016

All around the country this week people have been choosing to eat only $2.85 worth of food a day.

It's for a Tearfund initiative, highlighting the problem of human trafficking in poverty-stricken areas of the world.

And some University of Otago students are hoping to raise money to make a difference.

News: Dunedin

Agencies push stroke prevention

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 23, 2016 - 3:50pm
September 23, 2016

Each year around 2500 New Zealanders die from blood clots in the brain, otherwise known as stroke.

It's one of the country's major health issues and is called the silent killer, as many people don't know they're at risk.

But a national initiative is aiming to address that.

News: Dunedin

Whale swims with divers

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 22, 2016 - 6:39pm
September 22, 2016

Six student divers were treated to a surprise in Otago Harbour yesterday.

A southern right whale about 25m in length came within reach of the group, around midday near Wellers Rock.

Dive Otago open water scuba instructor Gina Watt was showing where the dive would begin when she saw the whale's massive tail lift out of the water.

News: Dunedin

Banks closing Otago branches

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 22, 2016 - 6:36pm
September 22, 2016

There's bad news for rural Otago residents as banks around the region are permanently closing their doors.

Westpac and ANZ are closing a number of branches across Otago despite protests in the region.

The Gardens Westpac is closing in North Dunedin, as is the branch in Ranfurly, which is the Maniototo's only bank.

News: National

Gaming goes retro in Dunedin

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 22, 2016 - 6:23pm
September 22, 2016

A throwback to New Zealand of the 1970s, 80s and 90s is operating in Dunedin's George Street.

The Retro Gaming Lounge is allowing the public to enjoy a nostalgic step back in time.

And it's also serving as a prequel to a major festival.

News: Dunedin

Local leaders sign Chinese agreements

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 22, 2016 - 5:53pm
September 22, 2016

Dunedin product is about to be streamed into the homes of 60 million Chinese, thanks to a new agreement.

It's just been signed by Enterprise Dunedin and Shanghai Media Group.

But it's not the only one.

News: Dunedin

Dunedin women launch charity for grieving families

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 22, 2016 - 4:33pm
September 22, 2016

Several Dunedin women and businesses are launching a new charity to help families cope with their babies' deaths.

They've established the 'A Star Is Born Trust', which is formally kicking off with an auction this evening.

And it's set to guide grieving residents through tough times.

News: Dunedin

Peninsula road improvements progress

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 21, 2016 - 6:31pm
September 21, 2016

Road safety improvements along Otago Peninsula are a step closer with the awarding of a design contract.

Construction of the $20m project is expected to begin in the middle of next year.

It'll include road widening and the extension of cycling and pedestrian paths.

News: Dunedin

Vulnerable residents question candidates

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 21, 2016 - 5:11pm
September 21, 2016

All but one of the Dunedin mayoral candidates have been engaging with some of the city's most vulnerable residents.

Various organisations involved in poverty, disability and social services organised a forum to question hopeful leaders.

But some weren't satisfied with the answers.

News: Dunedin

Children reveal harbour damage

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 21, 2016 - 4:58pm
September 21, 2016

Dredging has a harmful impact on the harbour, according to the results of a local study.

Children of all ages have been working alongside scientists to gauge the impact of harbour development.

And now their work programme is being extended by the government.

News: Dunedin

Students question hopeful leaders

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 20, 2016 - 6:29pm
September 20, 2016

University students have been questioning Dunedin City Council candidates during a forum on campus.

Dozens of students attended the event, enticed by the chance to engage with the city's hopeful leaders.

Each candidate gave a short introduction and answered three set questions.

Issues being discussed included a possible liquor ban in North Dunedin.

News: Dunedin

New emergency website launched

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 20, 2016 - 6:06pm
September 20, 2016

Emergency Management Otago has launched a new website to help residents prepare for, and respond to, emergencies.

It's been designed to assist individuals, schools, businesses and communities in getting ready for any natural hazard.

The website features general advice as well as district-specific information.

News: Dunedin

Local film crew makes history

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 20, 2016 - 5:31pm
September 20, 2016

A Dunedin screenwriter is breaking ground in Europe.

Henry Feltham and his team are the first New Zealanders to be entered in a competition for the world's oldest film festival.

And the ensuing exposure could mean big things for the national film industry.

News: Dunedin

Local film crew makes history

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 20, 2016 - 5:17pm
September 20, 2016

A Dunedin screenwriter is breaking ground in Europe.

Henry Feltham and his team are the first New Zealanders to be entered in a competition for the world's oldest film festival.

And the ensuing exposure could mean big things for the national film industry.

News: Dunedin

Show supports suicide prevention

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 20, 2016 - 2:44pm
September 20, 2016

The local branch of the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is benefiting financially from a recent catwalk event.

The trust isn't disclosing how much money it received through this year's Zonta Dunedin fashion show, which has been generating charitable funds for more than a decade.

But members say the help could be lifesaving.

News: Dunedin

Man wanted for aggravated robbery

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
September 19, 2016

Dunedin police are searching for a man in relation to an aggravated robbery involving a firearm.

On Friday armed police set up a cordon and arrested two women at a Maitland Street address.

That followed an aggravated robbery at a house in St Kilda earlier that day.

The women, aged 32 and 38,are being remanded in custody until a court appearance this Friday.

News: Dunedin

Labour launches centenary celebrations with women's suffrage events

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 19, 2016 - 6:54pm
September 19, 2016

The Labour Party's celebrating its centenary with a week-long public programme in Dunedin, starting with speeches and events for Women's Suffrage Day.

MPs Clare Curran and Jacinda Ardern were at the Community Gallery this morning, where there was a suffrage breakfast and presentations.

News: Dunedin

DCC debates South Dunedin hub

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - September 19, 2016 - 5:26pm
September 19, 2016

City councillors are debating where to establish a community hub in South Dunedin.

It's been a long talked about initiative and today the council's been split over whether to further delay decisions.

But staff have a preferred option they want to see pursued.

News: Dunedin

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