OUSA Lead the Way in Re:Orientation Glass Ban Initiative

Posted 10:32am Sunday 16th July 2017

A new initiative is being launched during this year’s Re-Orientation week that will ban glass in the North Dunedin area, in the hope of cleaning up the glass that regularly plagues the streets of the city's student quarter. The initiative continues to be student led, initiated by OUSA Read more...

Hepatitis C Resource Centre Closes Doors Due To Funding Shortfall

Posted 10:32am Sunday 21st May 2017

After facing a tumultuous period in recent years, the Otago and Southland branch of the Hepatitis C Resource Centre Trust has shut its doors for good. Since the government cut the centre’s already meagre funding (they only received $45,000 per year, to cover wages amongst all the other Read more...

NZME & Fairfax Merger Declined Amid Concerns for NZ Democracy

Posted 11:11am Sunday 7th May 2017

The authorisation for a merger between media companies NZME and Fairfax has been declined by the Commerce Commission. The decision came after a year of lobbying and speculation involving some of the country’s largest media brands. NZME’s subsidiaries include the NZ Herald and Newstalk Read more...

Mondelez International To Give Cadbury World a $3 million Upgrade

Posted 10:36am Sunday 30th April 2017

Cadbury World owners, Mondelez International, are looking to revamp their Dunedin tourist attraction. They have released a series of plans that will look at upgrading the attraction, with plans still being in the concept development stage, and with no final decision having been made. According to Read more...

Academics Issue Open Letter in Defence of Free Speech

Posted 11:25am Sunday 9th April 2017

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No End in Sight For Syrian Civil War, But You Can Help

Posted 10:55am Sunday 2nd April 2017

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Alibi Bar Closes Due to DCCís Hard Line on New Alcohol Legislation

Posted 10:51am Sunday 2nd April 2017

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DCC gets AC/DC (cars)

Posted 10:34am Sunday 29th May 2016

A new initiative by the Dunedin City Council (DCC) is looking to add twenty electric vehicles to the council’s car fleet.  The motion was put forward by Councillor Kate Wilson, and the changes will take place within the next five years.  Staff figures determine that even though Read more...

Drunks Stopped with Barbed Wire

Posted 11:55am Sunday 4th October 2015

The University of Canterbury has been forced to use barbed razor wire to deter students attempting to climb on construction cranes on campus. A university spokesperson said students gained unauthorised access to construction sites in three incidents, two of which occurred after the barbed wire Read more...

When Human Rights Prevail

Posted 11:12am Sunday 13th September 2015

A Kentucky clerk who was imprisoned after refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples has been released from jail. Kim Davis was originally held in contempt of court after defying repeated orders by US district court judge, David Bunning, to issue the licences. She was jailed for five Read more...

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