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Design students protest course cuts

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 7:06pm
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.
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Southern police search for wanted man

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 7:01pm
Southern police are searching for a man subject to several warrants for arrest.
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Public support for breastfeeding increasing throughout Dunedin

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 6:58pm
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.
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Local pupils get a closer look at their surroundings

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 6:53pm
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.
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Dry July campaign winds up

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 6:50pm
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.
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Nightly interview: Ann Galloway

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 6:39pm
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.
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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Humanities appointed at Otago University

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 5:52pm
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.
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New home construction drops in Dunedin

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 5:45pm
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.
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Portobello quarry getting residents riled up

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 7:47pm
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.
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New details emerge about fatal crash

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 7:44pm
More details are emerging about the fatal crash at the corner of Hope and Stafford streets early yesterday.
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More locals getting involved in longboarding

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 7:40pm
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.
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Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 7:35pm
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.
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Jetty St. proposal gains support from the community

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 7:32pm
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.
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George St. liquor licence application concerns police

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 7:28pm
Police and medical officers are worried about a liquor licence application for a George Street premises.
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Maori instruments used to promote the cultural significance of Te Reo

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 7:23pm
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.
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Police investigate fatal car crash

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 7:34pm
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.
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Portobello quarry faces opposition

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 7:29pm
A controversial consent application to expand a local quarry is drawing public opposition.
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Rowing machine helps local teens develop life skills

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 7:23pm
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.
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Public submits on proposed changes to local election processes

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 7:20pm
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.
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DCC initiative links international students with employers

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 7:16pm
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.
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