About 100 belly dance and drumming practitioners from
throughout New Zealand and Australia will descend on the city
from April 13 to 16 for the annual national event, being held
in Dunedin for the first time.
Question from the floor: Dunedin man Ronald Dick,
a life member of the Otago Deaf Society, put Dunedin's
election candidates on their mettle at Monday night's forum
with a pertinent question about the age of retirement.
New Zealand will need to nearly double the number of building
industry tradespeople it has to meet a predicted $24 billion
spike in residential and commercial building work across New
Zealand in the next 10 years.