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Nightly interview: David Loughrey

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 6:44pm
iD Dunedin Fashion Week is almost over, with the last two shows to be held at the Dunedin Railway Station. Otago Daily Times reporter David Loughrey is covering the event, and he joins us to share some highlights.
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Woman discovers family roots in Dunedin's RSA choir

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:55pm
A series of coincidences has seen one woman discover her family's role in the formation of Dunedin's RSA choir. She's the granddaughter of the choir's founder, who established the group after fighting at Gallipoli. And she's in the city to hear how the ensemble sounds, a hundred years on.
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Schools mark WWI centenary

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:53pm
Dozens of schools throughout Dunedin are marking the centenary of World War One, in time with ANZAC Day.
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Local designer focussed on reducing waste

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:50pm
Modern consumerism and traditional Maori practices are being woven together for an ethical cause in Dunedin. It's the project of a local designer, who's focussed on reducing waste within the global fashion industry. And she's targeting the public, by using a central city icon.
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Cycle safety campaigns launched to prevent accidents

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:48pm
Cycle safety is on the minds of Dunedin City Council staff, who're launching two campaigns to prevent accidents. The council's annual Be Bright campaign is about cyclists staying visible as days and nights get darker in winter. Strips of reflective material are being given out for free by the council, for cyclists to stick on their bikes.
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Thai professionals attend Dunedin development programme

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:45pm
Dunedin's main tertiary providers are joining forces to entice overseas governments to send employees to the city to learn. It's already resulting in 30 Thai healthcare professionals visiting Dunedin for a six week development programme. And programme providers hope it sparks interest from more government departments around the globe.
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DCC surveys businesses to gauge satisfaction

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:43pm
Dunedin business people are being surveyed about their experiences dealing with the city council. They're being asked to complete an online survey set up by council staff, to gauge satisfaction. And businesses which have had direct contact with the council in the past year are being targeted via email.
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Young New Zealand designer wins emerging

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:40pm
A young New Zealand fashion designer is on top of the world, after beating his toughest international competition during a Dunedin event. The Massey University graduate claimed the top prize in this year's iD International Emerging Designer Awards. And while judges were unanimous in their decision, the 27 other entries wowed the audience in equal measure.
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Nightly interview: Christine Garey

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 7:16pm
The coastal road along Otago Peninsula is being widened, to improve safety and cater for increasing traffic. Otago Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Garey is thrilled with the project, and joins us to talk about it.
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Swedish academic in town for Animal Law Week

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:56pm
All manner of legal issues involving animals are being discussed at the University of Otago, for Animal Law Week. The international event's brought a Swedish academic to Dunedin, to work alongside students. And this year the annual week-long programme is especially well-timed.
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Progress made in Caversham Highway development

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:54pm
Noticeable progress is being made in the lengthy Caversham Highway development, with the foundations of an overbridge taking shape at Lookout Point.
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Otago man shares WWI family history

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:53pm
An Otago man is sharing the story of his family's experience in the first world war. He's spent most of his life collecting memorabilia and information. And he's hoping everything he's gathered will give a unique perspective on the battlefield.
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Police warnings haven't deterred thieves

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:48pm
Police warnings about a recent spate of tool thefts haven't deterred those committing the crime. The thieves struck again overnight, stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment from three vehicles. The incidents occurred in St Clair, Green Island and Abbotsford. The vehicles were broken into, and a large amount of tools stolen from inside.
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Entire house built in a Dunedin car park

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:46pm
In just half a dozen days, an entire house has been built in a Dunedin car park. The charitable project's involved about 20 builders, who've worked tirelessly over the past couple of weekends. And with the hard yards over, there's just a few finishing touches to be done before auction day.
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New record set for visitor numbers

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:44pm
Just under 300,000 overseas visitors entered New Zealand last month - creating a new March record. The Cricket World Cup is being cited as a significant contributor to the increase. An average of about 10,000 people arrived every day of the month, hiking last year's numbers up by 15%.
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Social media conquering local man's shyness

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:42pm
A local man is conquering shyness with the help of social media. He's attracting a significant number of fans along the way, with thousands connecting to his website, and now he's eyeing up what comes next.
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Leading fashion designer shines spotlight on edgy Dunedin style

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:39pm
A leading New Zealand fashion designer is shining a spotlight on the dark and edgy Dunedin style. She's down from Auckland for iD Dunedin Fashion Week. And she's linking the often fickle world of fashion with this month's more sombre war commemorations.
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Nightly interview: Janine Hayward

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 6:50pm
Dunedin residents have just a few days left to voice their opinions about how city councillors are elected. An independent panel is reviewing local government representation, and wants public feedback. Associate professor Janine Hayward is leading the panel and she joins us to talk about it.
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New street art murals added to cityscape.

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 6:35pm
A couple of new street art murals are being added to Dunedin's cityscape.
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Funding available for local events

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 5:58pm
Almost half a million dollars in funding is available for local events, through the Dunedin City Council. The council's calling for applications in relation to its contestable events fund. There's $465,000 in the fund to allocate in this round. Applications close on the 15th of May.
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