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Dunedin-born charity on the front lines

Dunedin-born charity on the front lines

An Iraq aid programme established by a University of Otago student three years ago has taken on a whole new dimension as conditions in Assil Russell's land of birth worsen every day.

Steampunk carnival at gasworks

Steampunk carnival at gasworks

Ray guns, steam-powered gadgets and time travel will be celebrated at a steampunk-themed carnival at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum this month.

Reduced funding 'a shock'

Reduced funding 'a shock' At a time when many Dunedin social agencies are struggling to make ends meet, the latest Lottery Grants Board community funding round has shocked the sector.

Schools made more accessible

Schools made more accessible

Millions of dollars have been spent upgrading Dunedin schools to cater for physically disabled pupils.

Blind runner enjoying challenge

Blind runner enjoying challenge

Blind runner Hannah Pascoe has turned her dream of running marathons into a reality.

Allen Hall to mark century of theatre

Allen Hall to mark century of theatre

Former students and tutors - and maybe even a few ghosts - will gather to celebrate a century of history for the University of Otago's Allen Hall.

App helps find right track

App helps find right track

Mountain Biking Otago has launched "Tracks Near Me''  - a free mobile web application designed to show bike riders mountain-biking tracks in and around Dunedin in a bid to get more locals and visitors using them. Samantha McPherson reports.

Sea lion statue a step closer

Sea lion statue a step closer

A statue of Dunedin's most famous sea lion is a step closer to construction after the Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee expressed its support this week.

Preparing for super-size cruise ships

Preparing for super-size cruise ships

Port Otago is planning simulations to see if it can handle the next generation of super-size passenger ships.

Robot-builders to battle NZ’s best

Robot-builders to battle NZ’s best

Dunedin will host a crowd of young computer whizzes next week, when a national robot competition is held the city.

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