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Film icon. Visiting Chinese students formally welcomed to the city

The Dunedin-Shanghai sister city relationship's being bolstered by a group of visiting Chinese students. They've been formally welcomed to the city by local Maori leaders and the Mayor. And they're looking forward to an extremely hands-on experience while they're here. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Polytechnic and a leading Chinese tertiary institute join forces

A new deal is in play between Otago Polytechnic and a leading Chinese tertiary institute. Delegates have signed an agreement at the polytechnic campus. And staff say such partnerships are becoming increasingly important. ›see story

Film icon. Number of students sitting mid-year exams drops slightly

The number of University of Otago students sitting mid-year exams has fallen slightly. ›see story

Page icon University students gain scholarships to develop links with Asia

Five University of Otago students are being given government scholarships to further develop links with Asia. The students are among 55 scholarship recipients nationwide. They'll be heading to mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore. The university has also received funding to send a dozen students to a Chinese summer school. ›read more

Film icon. Your word on soccer scandals

As Fifa U-20 World Cup matches are played in the city, the organisation's executives face corruption charges overseas. And with that in mind, our word on the street team asked members of the public if the scandal deters them from attending local games. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Politicians are focused on Britain following the nation's general election, which has seen David Cameron reinstated as Prime Minister. And local international relations professor Robert Patman joins us to explain what the election result means for New Zealand. ›see story

Film icon. Chinese delegation strengthening ties with tertiary education providers

A large Chinese delegation is in Dunedin, strengthening ties with local tertiary education providers. Leaders from the Nanjing Institute of Technology are touring Otago Polytechnic and signing a new agreement with staff. And it's likely to lead to more international collaboration. ›see story

Film icon. Thai professionals attend Dunedin development programme

Dunedin's main tertiary providers are joining forces to entice overseas governments to send employees to the city to learn. It's already resulting in 30 Thai healthcare professionals visiting Dunedin for a six week development programme. And programme providers hope it sparks interest from more government departments around the globe. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Polytechnic solving teaching qualification problem

A new qualification at Otago Polytechnic is solving a problem for people wanting to become tertiary teachers. The internship programme is believed to be the first of its kind in New Zealand. And it's only being offered in Otago, but is set to boost the tertiary sector throughout the country. ›see story

Film icon. Adventure tourism safety under the spotlight

The safety of local adventure tourism is under the spotlight, and the subject of an industry workshop. Representatives from the Tourism Industry Association are in Dunedin, going through best practice guidelines with local operators. And it's all to ensure the worst case scenarios are avoided. ›see story

Film icon. Scottish cricketers meet fans before their first world cup game

The arrival of Scotland's world cup team has intensified cricket fever in Dunedin. Players took some time at the weekend to meet fans, before their first world cup game. And with Dunedin dubbed the Edinburgh of the south, all the stops have been pulled out to make the Scots feel welcome. ›see story

Page icon Football fans celebrate FIFA under-20 World Cup draw

Local football fans are celebrating the draw for FIFA's under-20 World Cup. Dunedin has secured matches between top international teams for the tournament in May and June. The city will host Group D, which pits Mexico against 2013 runner-up Uruguay. Serbia will also play at Forsyth Barr Stadium, as well as a yet-to-be-decided African team. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin awaits FIFA U-20 World Cup draw

Dunedin residents will soon know which international football teams will play in the city for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. ›see story

Film icon. Exhibit highlights similarities between New Zealand and New Caledonia

The unlikely similarities between New Zealand and New Caledonia are being highlighted in a local exhibition. It tells of the mutual suffering felt in both nations as a result of war. And it's bringing together the living descendants of those who made the ultimate sacrifice on either side. ›see story

Film icon. Deep sea oil and gas exploration again rousing comment

Deep sea oil and gas exploration is again rousing comment from local residents and councillors. The Dunedin City Council is sending a submission on the issue to the government, highlighting local concerns. And although councillors are split on exploration in theory, all agree there's a need for more public disclosure. ›see story

Film icon. Anadarko research vessel in Dunedin

A research vessel linked to oil giant Anadarko is in Dunedin to continue oil and gas prospecting off the Otago coast. ›see story

Film icon. Countries compete in under-20 ice hockey championship

The world under-20 ice hockey championship is under way in Dunedin. Teams from five countries are competing for the title, with New Zealand keen to recreate its win from seven years ago in Serbia. And while the title is important, organisers say they're happy just to see the sport gain momentum locally. ›see story

Film icon. Business deal secured due to Dunedin's close ties with China

A significant business deal for a local company has reportedly been secured through Dunedin's close ties with China. The revelation came at a meeting of the city council's economic development committee. Details of the business deal remain secret, due to commercial sensitivity, but it's being hailed as a tangible benefit from the council's China project. ›see story