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Dunedin North MP David Clark has just been promoted in the latest Labour Party caucus reshuffle.
He's number 10 on the caucus list, which is his highest position to date.
The future of Basketball Otago is looking bleak, with the organisation entering voluntary liquidation.
So several sports fans have come up with a fundraiser to rescue the group.
And they're hoping it'll be a slam dunk.
The Otago University Students' Association is pulling out of the national students' association union.
The Leith Valley is set to benefit from money left over in the Craigieburn Reserve Fund.
More than $300,000 is available in the fund.
And some of that will be used to plan further biodiversity, recreation and heritage work in the wider Leith Valley area.
Three Dunedin residents have been honoured for their service to the community.
They are among 10 recipients of the Kiwibank Local Heroes Awards for Otago.
The awards have just been announced in Dunedin.
Special Rigs for Special Kids founder Greg Inch is one of the Dunedin heroes.
Another is Sister Chanel, a long-serving ward hostess at Mercy Hospital.
Major flood protection work on the Water of the Leith is coming to a close, just in time.
The Otago Regional Council has had contractors on site for the past few months, working towards a deadline.
And now attention is turning to the next stage of the multi-million dollar project.
The overall value of goods exported from New Zealand has fallen.
Figures show that exports were down more than $200m in October, compared to the same month last year.
The fall is largely related to goods exported to China, such as milk powder.
Huge reductions in the quantity and value of milk powder exported to China has cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
Dunedin audiences are set to be entertained by another major international act at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
A team of researchers is trying to identify why so many yellow-eyed penguin chicks are dying.
A mystery illness appears to be killing the endangered birds along the Otago coast.
And samples are being taken from penguin chicks on the Otago Peninsula.
Rose societies appear to be dwindling throughout the country, but the Otago club remains strong.
Its members are preparing their best buds and blooms to showcase at their annual show this weekend.
Society president Maureen Viggo joins us to talk about it.
Dunedin police have a lead in relation to a spate of truck battery thefts over the last couple of weeks.
One stolen battery was recovered at a scrap metal yard in Green Island on Wednesday night.
That's after two truck batteries were reported stolen from the Green Island area on Monday.
A new business book is being launched in Dunedin, to showcase local enterprise.
The Little Black Book of Dunedin Business is being launched by the Grow Dunedin Partnership.
Chairman Chris Staynes says the book will help people realise the range of innovative and exciting companies within the city.
It's part of wider plans to develop the local economy.
Dunedin has become the nation's first gigatown.
The city was announced as the winner of the social media competition at a ceremony in Wellington last night.
And it's a victory that's brought a spectrum of emotions from locals.
Changes to the skateboarding bylaw have been delayed, so tertiary students can provide feedback.
A new plan for collecting and recycling waste in the central business area is being developed by the Dunedin City Council.
Commercial property owners and tenants have been involved in the plan's development.
And now it's been approved for consideration as part of the council's next long term plan.
More than 400 school children have learned a variety of movement skills, from jumping to kicking, during a sports event.
The children were from nine different Dunedin schools.
And organisers hope to expand the programme to include even more schools in the new year.
There have been numerous civic delegations to different countries this year.
Scotland, Japan and China have all recently been visited by the mayor and other community leaders, in an effort to boost economic and educational ties.
But whether such delegations are worth their cost has been drawn into question.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand.
It's more commonly referred to as COPD, but many Kiwis aren't even aware of it.
So Associate Professor Jim Reid, from the Dunedin School of Medicine, is here to tell us all about it.
Dunedin has won the gigatown competition.
Chorus announced the city's victory at a ceremony held in Wellington.
Dozens of locals filled Gigatown Headquarters to watch the ceremony.
Nerves gave way to cheers and tears as the city was crowned victorious.
For full coverage on the city's win, check out 39 Dunedin News tomorrow.
The income of New Zealand as a nation is on the rise.
For the year to March, New Zealand earned $14.4b more than in the previous year.
The figures from Statistics New Zealand show disposable income is up throughout the country, and it's worth almost $200b.
Much of the growth has been led by business profits.
Income from employment has also increased.