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Film icon. Nightly interview: Peter Sara

Dunedin ACC lawyer Peter Sara was reported this week as saying the onus is on the organisation to rectify serious privacy-related problems. His comments came after a district court judge upheld an appeal by a Dunedin ACC claimant against being required to sign an ACC consent form. Peter Sara joins us to explain what that all menas. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Dee Vickers

Dunedin North and Dunedin South registrar of electors Dee Vickers is gearing up for another election year. The woman behind the nuts and bolts of the voting process in the city is here to tell us what that will involve. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Rosemary Overell

Tweeting, death, and Peaches Geldof took the attention of a Dunedin academic recently. Dr Rosemary Overell has been writing about the relationship between social media and the big sleep, and she joins us to explain. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Dr Helen Paterson

A University of Otago study has shown inaccuracies being made when documenting the height and weight of pregnant women. The research found that heights and weights recorded at the time of a twelve-week scan differed from actual measurements. The results showed a significant number of women who participated in the study had an under-reported body-mass index. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Steffan Browning

Green Party list MP Steffan Browning is in Dunedin to
talk about research on GE food and changes to the food bill. The Blenheim-based MP joins us tonight to tell us all about it. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Nicolas Dussex

New University of Otago research on keas was released last week, and should make an important contribution to the New Zealand alpine parrot's conservation. Researchers looked at genetic variation in kea populations. It found because of kea's genetic structure, it is possible to move birds between populations to reverse their ongoing decline. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Robert Patman

The situation in Ukraine has not become any less fraught over the last week. Nato has warned Russia further intervention in Ukraine would be a ''historic mistake'' with grave consequences. The warning came as Moscow masses troops on the Ukrainian border, and Kiev moves to reassert control over pro-Russian protesters across eastern Ukraine. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Regan Johnston

A Dunedin architect recently won a major design award for the Taieri Mouth crib he both designed and owned. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Chanel O'Brien

The DCC's economic development team last week released what it is calling an ''investment prospectus'' for potential investors. The prospectus targets business people wanting to expand their businesses and ex-pats thinking of returning to New Zealand. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Christine Garey

Community members at a meeting in Portobello this week were keen to tell the DCC their thoughts on road safety issues in the area. The issue is one that has arisen as the council does its annual plan consultation with the community. Otago Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Garey is here with the details. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Colin Child

Three new assistants are working in Dunedin schools as part of a renewed effort to ramp up Mandarin language teaching in the city. The New Zealand China Friendship Society is a supporter of the move, and its secretary Colin Child joins us. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: David Gerrard

University of Otago Professor David Gerrard has had an insight into sports medicine from a variety of angles. That includes as an Olympic swimmer, as an academic in the sports medicine area and as Commonwealth Games and Olympic team doctor. He gave his inaugural professorial lecture yesterday on the subject of bringing medicine to modern gladiators, and he joins us now. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Richard Blaikie

A announcement by the Government the University of Otago will be part of a nationwide alliance delivering cutting-edge research has been welcomed by the institution. The High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge will help New Zealand companies take advantage of global demands for foods with health benefits. ›see story