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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

Film icon. Otago rowers head to China

From first time rowers to competing in China in under a year, eight University of Otago students have come a long way. The students will fly to Xi'an in China tomorrow to row against a Chinese University. And after already beating their fellow squad in Dunedin waters earlier this year, the group is not looking to come home empty handed. ›see story

Film icon. Sister-city relationship hugely important to Shanghai

Dunedin and Shanghai are marking 20 years since the beginning of our sister-city relationship. A delegation representing the Chinese city's Mayor's office is visiting as part of those celebrations. And they say the intercity relationship is hugely important to Shanghai. ›see story

Page icon University of Otago researcher part of an international team

A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team whose study findings reveal how ocean bacteria use light to grow. The study suggests bacteria may play a more significant role in the biogeochemistry of oceans than previously thought. Otago marine scientist Dr Federico Baltar investigated a bacterium called Dakdonia. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Human trafficking is in the international headlines after 35 adults and children were found in a container in England over the weekend. It is believed that more than 2.5m people a day are caught up in the practice. And while New Zealand is not subject to this level of activity, the Government is diligent in regional and international efforts to combat trafficking. ›see story

Page icon Shanghai delegation to visit for 20th anniversary of sister city relationship

A high level six-member delegation from China's Shanghai Municipal People's Congress will arrive in the city tomorrow. It's here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dunedin's sister city relationship with Shanghai. The delegation has expressed particular interest in learning about environmental protection, air pollution and sustainability. ›read more

Film icon. World renown fighting legend Royler Gracie visits Dunedin

Some of Dunedin's best young fighters had a chance to learn from one of the very best in world martial arts. World renown fighting legend Royler Gracie has visited a local academy, giving some hands on teaching in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. And while many of the arts techniques are used worldwide in various fighting styles, the main aim for those learning is self defence. ›see story

Film icon. Great white sharks project coming to an end

A joint NIWA and Department of Conservation project to find out more about the great white sharks that inhabit New Zealand waters is coming to an end. ›see story

Film icon. Animal control officer helping Samoa introduce dog control laws

A Dunedin animal control officer is heading to Samoa to help authorities in the country introduce dog control laws. Karan Whyte will travel overseas early next week. And she's excited at the prospect of giving back to a community she loves. ›see story

Film icon. Peace vigil held to mark a solemn occasion

Members of the Dunedin public have joined people around the world in commemorating the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A peace vigil was held in the central city to mark the solemn occasion. And organisers had a message of hope and peace to share with those in attendance. ›see story

Film icon. Students' Association works to introduce their culture to locals

Dunedin's Sri Lankan community is going from strength to strength with scarfies leading the charge. Members of the Sri Lankan Students' Association have been working to introduce their culture to locals. And they say there's a lot of love for their homeland. ›see story

Film icon. Badwater 135 runner returns home

After running more than 200km in 40 degree heat, Dunedin man Glenn Sutton has returned home a bit battered and bruised. He completed the Californian 'Badwater 135' race in just over 36 hours two weeks ago. And despite a few scary moments, he says a return visit to the race is not off the cards. ›see story

Film icon. Bitter rivals battle over brewing

There was a battle brewing in Dunedin on Saturday between two of the Trans-Tasman's best craft beer makers. Brewers at Emerson's Brewery were tasked with creating an Australian Red IPA with the assistance of brewers from Australian company 'Little Creatures'. And while it started as a competition, it has also given both breweries a chance to try a few new tricks. ›see story

Film icon. Instability in the Middle East postpones science conference

A Dunedin high school student will miss out on a trip to the World Science Conference in Jerusalem due to instability in the Middle East. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Robert Patman

There are signs of growing global disorder, with conflict worsening in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Ukraine. And it comes at a time when New Zealand is making a push for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. International relations professor Robert Patman joins us to discuss the situation. ›see story

Page icon Travelling internationally continues to be popular

The number of New Zealanders travelling internationally continues to grow year on year. Data from Flight Centre - New Zealand’s largest travel retailer - shows a booking increase of 12% last month. There were more than 600,000 bookings to destinations around the globe. Hot spots include London, Los Angeles, Paris, Honolulu, San Francisco and Bali. ›read more

Page icon Dunedin leaders prepare to visit two sister cities

Dunedin leaders are preparing to visit two sister cities in Scotland and Japan as part of a mayoral delegation. Mayor Dave Cull will lead the delegation, to Edinburgh and Otaru. City councillors Neville Peat and Andrew Noone are also going. They'll be joined by Dunedin City Council community advisor Cara Paterson. ›read more