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Film icon. Local school children mingle with international health delegates

The seventh annual Otago International Health Research Network conference is being held at Otago Museum. It aims to bring together academics from around the world to discuss the most pressing health concerns of developing nations. And local school children are getting the chance to mingle with delegates, by providing some artwork to celebrate the event. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin and Malawi connected by a man with a message

A link between Dunedin and Malawi has been created by a man, in his mission to spread a message close to his heart. The New York resident journeyed to New Zealand to share his life-changing experience with a global charity. And he hopes his story inspires people here to become involved in the aid of others. ›see story

Film icon. Former NASA astronaut visits Dunedin

A former NASA astronaut has been touring New Zealand, leading workshops for health professionals. It's part of the inaugural Patient Safety Week being run by the Health Quality and Safety Commission. And the Dunedin workshop at Otago Museum attracted about 100 people from throughout the region. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Chris Staynes

A large mayoral delegation has just returned from China, where stronger ties were forged with the cities of Shanghai and Qingdao. Deputy Mayor Chris Staynes was part of the delegation, and he joins us to talk about its importance. ›see story

Film icon. New Zealand and England rugby league teams in town

The New Zealand and England rugby league teams are in Dunedin, ahead of Saturday's match at Forsyth Barr Stadium. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin man completes bike ride across Japan

A 4000 kilometre bike ride across Japan is no mean feat. But Dunedin man Paul Gourlie has just completed the journey. And he's returned to the city, with quite the tale to tell. ›see story

Film icon. Fashion helps strengthen Dunedin's relationship with China

Dunedin's relationship with China continues to grow, and a large mayoral delegation is touring Shanghai at present. The Chinese city was also recently host to a contingent of Dunedin fashion and design students from Otago Polytechnic. Their work was showcased alongside that of Shanghai's top young designers, and it's all part of an ongoing educational collaboration. ›see story

Film icon. ODT Features interview: Phil Somerville

The Oscar Pistorius trial is over, with the sporting star sentenced to five years' jail for killing his girlfriend. The trial captured the attention of the world, and Otago Daily Times editorial manager Phil Somerville is here to explain how we could learn from it. ›see story

Film icon. Gift-filled shoeboxes set sail for Samoa

Needy children in Samoa are set to have a merry Christmas thanks to the efforts of generous locals. Hundreds of gift-filled shoeboxes are being sent to the island nation in coming days. And while a shoebox may be small, those behind the initiative say one is enough to change a life. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Robert Patman

New Zealand has won its bid to have a seat on the United Nations Security Council. International relations professor Robert Patman joins us to explain what that means for the country. ›see story

Page icon Mayoral delegation in China, strengthening ties with Qingdao

A mayoral delegation from Dunedin is in China, strengthening ties with the city of Qingdao. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and a dozen education and business representatives are signing memorandums of understanding with their Chinese counterparts. They're developing an official Friendship City relationship between Dunedin and Qingdao, which is a major seaport on China's east coast. ›read more

Film icon. Rhododendron enthusiasts gather for international conference

Hundreds of rhododendron enthusiasts are visiting the city for an international conference. The event is part of celebrations for the New Zealand Rhododendron Association's 70th jubilee. And delegates agree - Dunedin is a dream come true for Kiwis with green thumbs. ›see story

Film icon. Dramatic and exhilarating hits the Regent

An Australian circus troupe is about to take to the Regent Theatre stage with a dramatic and exhilarating display of strength and flexibility. The contemporary show isn't one where performers require a big top tent. But they will, however, be suspended high above the crowd. ›see story

Film icon. Meeting actresses leads to close bond

A meeting between two actresses from opposite sides of the world 15 years ago led to the pair forming a close bond. They've collaborated over that time to create a play that tells a true story of human strength and suffering of women in war. And Dunedin's hosting the New Zealand premiere. ›see story

Page icon Value of exported goods up

The value of exported goods was $3.5 billion last month. That's an increase of $227 million on August last year. Statistics New Zealand says live cattle led the rise in exports. And a 16% rise in milk powder, butter and cheese also contributed to the increase. In contrast, the value of imported goods fell - by $536 million. ›read more

Film icon. Pasifika post-graduate research results presented

The results from years of research by post-graduate Pasifika students at the University of Otago have been publicly presented. The 11th annual Pacific Post-Graduate Symposium on campus today gave Pasifika students a forum to show off everything they've worked for. It was part of the university's goal to ensure they're well prepared for showcasing their research to the world's top academics. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin joinery firm called upon by animated film company

An international animated film company is calling on the services of a Dunedin joinery firm. Local joiner Daniel Lunn has been tasked with creating nine wooden tables for the UK based paper cinema show ''Odyssey''. And while his knowledge of the show is limited, he's excited about what the work means for the company. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin exhibits an art collection Japan banned

A collection of art work prohibited from public view in Japan is available for all eyes to see in Dunedin. The exhibition called 'Shunga' is a collection of Japanese erotic prints. And while some people may consider them pornographic, a local art historian says the work is quite remarkable. ›see story