Wednesday, May 04, 2016

New support for local musicians is being offered by the city council as part of its arts and culture strategy.

Funding of up to $2000 is available for eligible artists, and community arts advisor Craig Monk is here to tell us more.


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Residents have been getting a rare rail experience during this year's Taieri Gorge Walk.

The charity event is run each year by the Lions Club of South Dunedin, and organiser Allan Hamilton is here to talk about it.


Monday, May 02, 2016

The plight of Maori children and youth is improving, but there's still much work to be done in the field.

That's the recent discovery of local researchers from the University of Otago's New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service.

And acting director Dr Mavis Duncanson joins us to talk about it.


Friday, April 29, 2016

A local man has written and published a book detailing the history of Waipori.

David Still has spent almost half a century researching the project, and he joins us to talk about it.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Members of the South Dunedin Action Group are calling on authorities to improve local infrastructure.

They're concerned the community's not properly protected against heavy rainfall and flooding, like what was seen last June.

Group leader Clare Curran joins us to explain.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

There's mounting frustration over the government's involvement in the city's only physiotherapy pool, which urgently needs upgrading.

The Ministry of Health is stalling the project in case the pool's affected by a bigger Dunedin Hospital upgrade.

Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust secretary-treasurer Neville Martin is here to explain.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A programme for local prisoners and their families is proving to have positive results.

The Storybook Dads initiative is run at Otago Corrections Facility by the Methodist Mission, and operations leader John Crawford-Smith joins us to talk about it.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II has just turned 90 and local members of the Victoria League have celebrated with a concert and supper in her honour.

The event was held last night, on the Queen's birthday, and league president Betty Rawlings is here to tell us about it.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

The city is preparing for another year of heavily attended Anzac Day services. This year marks a couple of major military milestones, and Dunedin RSA president Lox Kellas joins us to talk about it.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A new event promoting Dunedin's abundant wildlife and untouched landscapes is getting under way this week.

The Wild Dunedin festival has been a long time in the planning, and convener Neil Harraway joins us to talk about it.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A University of Otago lecturer is into his 50th year of teaching students.

Associate Professor John Harraway has no plans to slow down, despite being in his 70s, and he joins us to talk about it.


Monday, April 18, 2016

The Dunedin Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers is working to engage local youth with fun activities at an old heritage site.

Members have been organising events including a recent family festival at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, and Simone Montgomery joins us to talk about it.


Friday, April 15, 2016

North East Valley residents have gathered to plan several neighbourhood initiatives, including a photo booth for Baldwin Street.

They're being organised through The Valley Project, and community development co-ordinator Anna Parker joins us to explain.


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A local student-led group is raising awareness about the use of hallucinogenic drugs in medicine.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Otepoti is staging a psychedelic potluck for residents to learn about associated local research.

President James Parsons joins us to explain.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A local primary school is working to reduce waste, and is getting some help from the Dunedin City Council.

Staff monitored the waste generated at a recent St Leonards School fair, and principal Jo Wilson joins us to talk about it.