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Research behind glowworms illuminating for scientists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:18
February 21, 2018

University of Otago Chemistry and Biochemistry researchers have discovered how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow.

And their research may have positive outcomes in battling cancer and other illnesses.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Bike Breakfast in the rain

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:16
February 21, 2018

Spokes Dunedin hosted the fourth annual Go By Bike Day
Breakfast in the Octagon today.
The breakfast was free for anyone who arrived in the Octagon by bike.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Drought over according to Otago academic

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:11
February 21, 2018

Following on from the previous story...The remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Gita have dropped a solid amount of rainfall across the country.
A drought status was called for Otago and Southland earlier this year.
But is the south still in a drought?

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Highlanders hoping for hometown glory

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:22
February 20, 2018

The Pulse Energy Highlanders meet the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday in their first match of the 2018 Super Rugby competition.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Dunedin celebrates Year of the Dog

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:19
February 20, 2018

Dunedin celebrated the Chinese New Year on Friday, with festivities including a parade winding its way through the central city.

News: Dunedin
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Protests at Ardern's Dunedin visit

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:15
February 20, 2018

Inside Forsyth Barr Stadium last night four thousand tertiary students listened to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, while outside 30 protested again the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Continued name suppression for double murder accused

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:10
February 20, 2018

A man accused of setting fire to a South Dunedin house after murdering two people inside, has retained name suppression.
The Crown supported the case made by the man's defence counsel to keep his identity secret.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Robbie Williams provides music for the masses in Dunedin

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:43
February 19, 2018

English popular recording artist Robbie Williams entertained a large crowd at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.
One fans blunt invitation paid off earning her a duet with the tattooed father of two.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Students prepare for O-Week

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:41
February 19, 2018

A tent village has been set up on the Otago Museum reserve for orientation week.

Today was the beginning of a week of events designed to ease the annual crop of tertiary students into a year of hard study.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Website a breath of fresh air for new connections

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:58
February 16, 2018

It's not Tinder, it's not Facebook, but it does put people with common interests in touch with each other and gets them out from behind the computer and meeting face to face.

And for a Dunedin man with special interests, Meetup.com has been the perfect fit.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Botanic garden retains six-star award.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:57
February 16, 2018

The New Zealand Gardens Trust has renewed the six-star award for the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
The award recognises gardens of international significance.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Fire ban means no fireworks for Chinese New Year

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:11
February 16, 2018

A light and sound show instead of fireworks will ring in the Chinese Year of the Dog in Dunedin tonight.

Letting off fireworks was considered too big a risk in the year of the long hot summer.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

A Kiwi Connection in trans-Tas

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:45
February 15, 2018

A musician who spent four of his musically formative years in Dunedin is returning this weekend to introduce new friends to older ones.

As a student at Otago University Simeon Boyadjiev played music with many musicians, before leaving for Melbourne, and he's back in town with some pretty famous people.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Prestigious award for Otago scientist

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:41
February 15, 2018

University of Otago academic Dr Carla Meledandri has won the 2017 Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize, recognising her innovative nanotechnology research.
The American-born academic is a senior lecturer at the university's chemistry department, and received the award from the Prime Minister this week.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Ventilation issue at Pak n Save

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:36
February 15, 2018

Pak 'n' Save say a ventilation issue at their South Dunedin store is behind customer complaints of smelly fish.
Several customers took to social media over the last two weeks to complain about the smell.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Made-to-order meals at Mercy Hospital

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:31
February 15, 2018

Mercy Hospital is the first hospital in New Zealand to offer room service to its patients.
The initiative allows patients to order a meal delivered to their room from a restaurant style menu anytime between 7am and 7pm.

News: Dunedin
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