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Nightly interview: Moira Clark

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 6:51pm
More than 100 professional photographers will volunteer their services on Anzac Day, creating a photographic honour roll for the remaining veterans of World War Two. The project is the work of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers. Two photographers are involved in Dunedin, and one of those is Moira Clark.
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100th Anniversary brings rush of restorations

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 6:11pm
Behind every war medal there is a story to be told. And when tomorrow's ANZAC dawn service kicks off, thousands of medals will be worn with pride. A big crowd is expected at the Queens Gardens service, and the man charged with mounting the medals has been hard at work ensuring all the fallen soldiers are well remembered.
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Dunedin designer gets behind Fashion Revolution Day

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 6:06pm
A Dunedin fashion designer has got on board an international day to mark the death of more than 1100 industry workers in Bangladesh one year ago. Fashion Revolution Day puts the spotlight on the social and environmental costs of the industry. And Fiona Clements is urging people to turn themselves inside out for the cause.
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Winning streak over for Alhambra-Union

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 6:04pm
Alhambra-Union lost its unbeaten record this afternoon, going down to a Taieri team that tired, but held on.
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Book zerois in on issues of family abuse for immigrants

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 6:02pm
Domestic violence is a common occurrence in New Zealand and unfortunately much of it goes unnoticed. Ethnic women's support group 'Shakti' released a book today zeroing in on the issues of family abuse for immigrants in New Zealand. And while the group receives more than 600 calls a month relating to some type of violence, members say many incidents go unreported.
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Health sector controversial in coming election

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Political parties are staking their claims on the health high ground, as the September elections approach. Health Minister Tony Ryall says in the last five years, more than 1700 extra Southern District Health Board patients have received orthopaedic surgery. He says across New Zealand health boards have delivered 23,000 orthopaedic surgeries.
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Reserve Bank increases official cash rate

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 5:58pm
The Reserve Bank this morning increased the official cash rate, as expected, by 25 points to 3%. Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says inflationary pressures are becoming apparent in the economy, especially in construction and other non-tradable sectors. As well, he says the bank does not believe the high exchange rate is sustainable.
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Nightly interview: David Clark

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 7:02pm
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.
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Dunedin family raising funds to give the gift of sound

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 6:04pm
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.
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Ryder signs with English county side

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Otago Volts batsman Jesse Ryder has signed with English county side Essex for the upcoming cricket season.
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Street art may be a tourism opportunity

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 5:59pm
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.
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Organisation committed to keeping textile crafts alive

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 5:56pm
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.
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Your word on attending the ANZAC dawn service

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 5:53pm
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.
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Auckland Mayor joins lobby for changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation.

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 5:51pm
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.
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Visitor arrivals down in March

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 5:47pm
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.
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Nightly interview: Warren Voight

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 7:05pm
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.
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Forsyth Barr Stadium gets the once over

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 6:06pm
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.
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Tree's fate in the hands of the hearings committee

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 6:04pm
A Dunedin City Council planner has stopped short of recommending life or death for a significant tree in a complex position.
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Travelling folk undeterred by mud and winds

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 6:01pm
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.
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Conditions improved for South Island surfing championships

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 5:59pm
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.
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