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A proposal to cut a design course at the University of Otago is drawing criticism from those affected.
Dozens of staff and students face upheaval if the Design for Technology major is dis-established.
And some are protesting the right to finish their degree.
Southern police are searching for a man subject to several warrants for arrest.
Dunedin mothers say there's increasing support for public breastfeeding throughout the city.
More than 40 women have gathered at a local mall to publicly nurse their babies.
And they're highlighting some of the lesser known benefits.
A new environmental programme is giving local pupils a closer look at their surroundings.
Trackers are being put in place around schools to record wildlife.
And the initiative allows children to interact with some top scientific minds.
Local medical staff are raising thousands of dollars by staying sober.
They're involved in the nationwide Dry July campaign, to help cancer patients.
And as their month of sobriety winds up, they're taking stock.
Local workers are among thousands seeking justice in a nationwide pay dispute involving the government.
Ann Galloway is the local organiser of the Service and Food Workers Union, and she joins us to discuss the case.
A local academic is taking over one of the most senior positions at the University of Otago.
Professor Tony Ballantyne is the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Humanities, starting in October.
He grew up in Dunedin, attending King's High School and graduating from Otago with an honours degree in history.
Academics from around the world applied for the job.
There has been a slight drop in the number of new home construction being consented in Dunedin.
In the first six months of this year, 155 new dwelling consents were issued, a smaller than usual monthly average.
July 2014 had the highest number of new consents for any month, at fifty one.
But more recently there have been less than 20 per month.
The environmental impact of a local quarry is getting Portobello residents riled up.
A two-day application hearing for a resource consent variation is under way at the city council.
And it highlights concerns from residents most affected by the operation.
More details are emerging about the fatal crash at the corner of Hope and Stafford streets early yesterday.
Adventure seekers are taking to the streets after dark to pursue their passion.
Members of the Longboard Society of Dunedin say more locals are getting involved in the sport.
And contrary to popular belief, they're committed to doing what they love in the safest way possible.
There's mounting controversy about an international trade agreement involving New Zealand.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is being negotiated at present, amidst widespread public opposition.
And Professor Robert Patman, of the University of Otago, joins us to discuss its potential impact on New Zealand's international relations.
The city council's plan to close parts of Jetty Street to traffic is largely supported by the community.
Almost fifty submissions have been lodged on the proposal, with more than half in favour.
But there are still some concerns to be considered.
Police and medical officers are worried about a liquor licence application for a George Street premises.
A visiting musician is using Maori instruments to promote the cultural significance of Te Reo, as part of Maori Language Week.
And those set to benefit from his music include tertiary students.
Police are issuing safety warnings, following a fatal car crash in the central city this morning.
An 18-year-old woman died just after the incident, in which a car with six occupants collided with a ute.
And as investigations continue, police say the tragedy serves as a timely reminder.
A controversial consent application to expand a local quarry is drawing public opposition.
A unique rowing machine is boosting efforts to help local teens develop life skills.
It's being used for an ongoing sports development programme.
And the workouts are benefiting more than just health.
Almost 200 submissions are being considered by the city council, on proposed changes to the election of members.
Most residents want to see the ward system scrapped and the number of community boards retained.
But ultimately the decision could rest with those outside the province.
International students are getting a helping hand, to transition from study to work.
An initiative led by the city council is linking students with employers, to keep skilled people in Dunedin.
And it's being heralded as a win-win for all involved.