Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The government's proposing to make changes to early childhood education.

That's being welcomed by local academics, including Dr Alex Gunn of the University of Otago's College of Education.

And she's here to explain why the changes will bring benefits.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Next year's Otago University Students' Association president has been elected.

Laura Harris is the successful candidate and she's here to tell us about her plans in the role.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Residents are being asked to help the city council design recreation areas in Mosgiel.

The reserves are within the Highland Park and Silver Springs subdivisions.

Council recreation planning officer Andrew Lonie is working on the project and he joins us to talk about it.

Friday, October 02, 2015

We're likely to experience an El Nino summer, based on the latest long range forecasts.

Local weatherman Dave Stewart, of Raineffects, is here to tell us what that means.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

As the flag referendum approaches, residents are considering the five alternative designs.

University of Otago design lecturer Dr Mark McGuire thinks the flag should be changed, and he's here to tell us why.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A group of locals are joining the nationwide movement to keep the current flag.

They've just held a rally in the city, and MC Jo Bond is here to explain the cause.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has just been touring China, as part of ongoing work to strengthen ties with the emerging superpower.

He joins us to discuss the outcomes of the trip.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A climate change petition led by local academics has been discounted by the parliamentary select committee.

The Wise Response petition was presented by University of Otago Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark, and he's here to tell us about it.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The next round of discussions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement are about to get under way.

Chief negotiators are meeting in the United States in two days.

So Professor of International Relations Robert Patman joins us to talk about it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A University of Otago marine biology student is preparing for this year's Miss Universe New Zealand contest.

Becky Hingston is a finalist in the competition, for which she's raising money for charity.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Otago Peninsula Trust has a growing portfolio of local attractions, and for the first time it has appointed a marketing manager.

Sophie Barker has taken up the role after seven years at the Dunedin City Council.

And she joins us to talk about her timely return to the peninsula.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dunedin North MP David Clark is about to select his next youth parlimentarian.

Youth Parliament is a three-yearly opportunity for young kiwis to represent their peers and experience democracy in action.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Fortune Theatre's artistic director is moving on from the role after five years.

Lara Macgregor will finish at the theatre in October, and she joins us to talk about her career change.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A petition to the government to save Dunedin's historic courthouse is fast gaining traction.

It was launched a little over a week ago by the Save our Courthouse group, and has garnered more than 1000 signatures.

Group member and city councillor Aaron Hawkins is administering the petition, and he joins us to talk about it.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thousands of residents are in recovery mode, after competing in this year's Dunedin marathon.

The event has been held for decades, taking runners on a scenic coastal journey around the harbour.

And race director Phil Coakes is here to tell us more.