Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Evidence that alcohol causes multiple types of cancer is outlined in a new opinion piece penned by a University of Otago academic.

It's a piece that's already attracting a lot of interest and feedback for its author Professor Jennie Connor and she joins us now to talk about it.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art is on display at the Dunedin Railway Station.

The pieces have been put up for the annual Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards, and Otago Art Society Vice President Nic Dempster joins us now to talk about it.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Members of the Otago Filipino Student Association are busily preparing for their first ever cultural night.

The student group wants to share their culture with the wider Dunedin community and club president King Feliciano joins us now to talk about it.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dunedin City Councillor Hilary Calvert this week announced her decision not to stand in this year's upcoming elections.

She's cited issues with fellow councillors and staff as one of the reasons behind her choice and she joins us now to talk more about it.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Warmer than average temperatures and a lack of rainfall are making for a mild winter - so far - in Dunedin.

The conditions have not allowed snow to settle as is typical at this time of year, and local weather forecaster Dave Stewart joins us now to discuss the situation.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A group of University of Otago students are throwing their time and support behind the Women's Refuge annual appeal.

Third year law student Maddi Ingham is leading the effort and she joins us now to talk about it.


Monday, July 18, 2016

A local high school student is off to Wellington this week to represent the Dunedin North electorate at Youth Parliament.

Kelly Stitely was selected by Labour MP David Clark earlier this year and she joins us now to talk about the role so far.


Friday, July 15, 2016

A Cromwell winemaker is turning his focus to producing Central Otago wine from the Dunedin.

Brendan Seal is an experienced New Zealand winemaker, with almost 20 years in the industry and he joins us now to talk about his latest venture.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

A leading authority on dementia and concussion research is in the city for a number of engagements.

Professor Damian Bailey is a guest of medical software developer, ADInstruments, and he joins us now to talk about what he's been up to.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A new day facility at Mercy Hospital is set to open this weekend after more than eight months of construction.

The $7.5m stand-alone site will be used for day surgeries and cancer services, and Chief Executive Richard Whitney is here to tell us more.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Zealand Defence Force personnel are gearing up for a gruelling military endurance race this weekend.

The Twin Peaks Battle Tab event requires entrants to carry small arms and enough equipment to survive for 24 hours in battle conditions.

And competitor Captain Keryn Robertson joins us now to talk about it.


Monday, July 11, 2016

A University of Otago-led research team have discovered that the Chatham Islands were once home to a unique population of sea lion.

The discovery may have important implications for current conservation sea lion efforts and researcher Dr Nic Rawlence joins us now to talk about it.


Friday, July 08, 2016

Two Otago scientists at the forefront of marine biology research in New Zealand have been jointly awarded the inaugural John Morton Medal.

It was given out by the New Zealand Marine Science Society at a gala dinner earlier this week, and one medal recipient, Professor Liz Slooten, joins us now to talk about it.


Thursday, July 07, 2016

The city's warehouse district will once again take on a festive atmosphere when the Vogel Street Party returns this year.

The event attracts families, artists, performers, food vendors and musicians, and co-ordinator Brendan Christie joins us now to talk about what's next.


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Rising interest in sustainable energy practices is at the centre of one charitable group's heart.

The Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust is facilitating sustainable resource use, and manager Scott Willis joins us to talk about it.