Friday, May 27, 2016

A young Dunedin filmmaker has just returned from one of the world's most prestigious festivals.

39 Dunedin News reporter Annabelle Dick recently attended the Cannes Film Festival in France where her 8 minute documentary screened.

And she joins us to talk about it.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

An Otago-led research team has made a breakthrough in genome sequencing, revealing data about a young man entombed 2500 years ago.

The group was co-led by Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, of the University of Otago's anatomy department, and she joins us now to talk about it.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Academics from around the world are heading to Dunedin this winter for the University of Otago's 51st foreign policy school.

Associate Professor Paola Voci is co-directing the event and she joins us to talk about it.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More than two dozen corporate leaders are preparing for an uncomfortable challenge at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

They're taking part in this year's Toss the Boss fundraiser for the Malcam Charitable Trust, and chief executive Andy Kilsby is here to tell us more.


Monday, May 23, 2016

The world's still reeling from the global financial scandal known as The Panama Papers.

International relations professor Robert Patman, of the University of Otago, has been reading into the mass data leak and its ramifications.

And he joins us now to talk about it.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Residents have been participating in a unique sensory-deprived musical experience.

The Mentalist Collective staged a show in the city last night where guests were blindfolded while listening to live performances.

And band member Danie Erickson joins us to talk about it.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dunedin has enjoyed an Indian summer of fairly spectacular proportions, with some unseasonally sticky days in April and May.

However that looks set to change with severe gales being predicted over the next 24 hours.

And hydrologist Dave Stewart of Raineffects is here to tell us more.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Youth unemployment in Dunedin is being addressed by a raft of local and national organisations.

They've developed a new initiative to tackle the issue and Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive Dougal McGowan joins us to talk about it.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A new festival is set to entertain and engage locals this winter with a showcase of vintage dancing.

The Swing Riot event will involve competitions, displays and workshops, and events co-ordinator Simon Christie joins us to talk about it.


Monday, May 16, 2016

First-year Otago Polytechnic students are supporting local charities and helping residents with intellectual disabilities.

The occupational therapy students have just held a ball as one of six planned events, and senior lecturer James Sunderland is here to tell us more.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Nominations are now open for the triennial school board of trustees elections.

Brockville School board of trustees chairwoman Rosalie Feleti-Ivala is here to tell us about what the job entails.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Dunedin school teacher is preparing to compete against other Australasian musicians for the Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year Award.

Kelvin Cummings won last year's Golden Guitar Awards, gaining entry to the upcoming event, and he joins us to talk about it.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A charity run has raised thousands of dollars for a local initiative offering children free counselling.

Members of the North Dunedin Salvation Army recently completed a relay from Mount Cook to Dunedin, generating money for ChatBus.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A new group has been established locally to support design students and foster creativity among professionals.

The Design Kids Dunedin is an offshoot of a larger international organisation, and local founder Craig Scott joins us to talk about it.


Monday, May 09, 2016

A recent survey of 300 people shows 90% believe something needs to be done to protect local marine environments.

The questionnaire was undertaken by the South-East Marine Protection Forum and member Neville Peat joins us to talk about it.