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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

Page icon Chinese business delegation in town

A business delegation from China is in Dunedin. Mayor Dave Cull has welcomed the delegates to the city, during a function at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The visitors are from the Qingdao Bureau of Commerce. Dunedin already has several business ties with the Chinese city, which is where the Haier Group is based. ›read more

Page icon Value of New Zealand exports fall

The overall value of goods exported from New Zealand has fallen. Figures show that exports were down more than $200m in October, compared to the same month last year. The fall is largely related to goods exported to China, such as milk powder. Huge reductions in the quantity and value of milk powder exported to China has cost hundreds of millions of dollars. ›read more

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