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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

Page icon Glenn Sutton completed gruelling Badwater ultra-marathon

Dunedin endurance runner Glenn Sutton has completed the gruelling Badwater ultra-marathon race in the United States' Death Valley. He came 33rd overall, in a time of 36 hours, 30 and 28 seconds. Up to 100 competitors from around the world are invited to compete in the race each year. But Sutton was the only New Zealander participating this time. ›read more

Film icon. Newcastle United has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium

Newcastle United has left Dunedin with a win, and local football fans wanting more. The international side played Sydney FC last night at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, comprehensively claiming victory by four goals. And despite a hard pitch, Newcastle manager Allan Pardew has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium. ›see story

Film icon. Millions worldwide will see what Dunedin's made of

Dunedin harbours a talented pool of film and television professionals, and the city's reputation for producing world-class content is growing. At the centre of the local industry is NHNZ - formerly Natural History New Zealand. And its latest show is proof to millions worldwide that Dunedin residents are punching well above their weight. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin runner halfway through the Badwater Classic

Temperatures are up in the 30s, and Dunedin runner Glenn Sutton is approaching the halfway mark in the Badwater Classic in California. ›see story

Film icon. More than football on Newcastle United's minds

Newcastle United will take the pitch at the Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night, with more than football on players' minds. Two Newcastle supporters were among the hundreds killed on Malaysian flight MH17, on their way to Dunedin for the pre-season fixture. And the side's manager is eager to honour the supporters with a win, especially after forming a close relationship with one of them. ›see story

Page icon New Zealand drops in global innovation ranking

New Zealand's global innovation ranking has slipped from 17th to 18th, while Australia's has risen. The rankings are part of the 2014 Global Innovation Index, compiled by Cornell University. Australia has jumped three places to 17th, taking New Zealand's last spot. ›read more

Page icon Cultural festival in Scotland lures in another local

Another Dunedin Public Art Gallery staff member has been invited to take part in cultural festivities in Scotland. The gallery's public programmes manager Robyn Notman is one of seven New Zealanders involved in an international delegate programme in Edinburgh. It's part of the Edinburgh Festival and is being run by the British Council and Creative New Zealand. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Robert Patman

The case of a Malaysian diplomat facing criminal charges in New Zealand has become a political issue. Foreign Minister Murray McCully is being criticised for his handling of the situation, and the Government is taking heat for being slow to act. International Relations Professor Robert Patman joins us to shed light on the issue. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin teenagers head to Shanghai

Dunedin's sister-city relationship with Shanghai is being further strengthened by five Dunedin teenagers. They're travelling to the Chinese super-city to take part in a youth camp, involving secondary school pupils from around the world. And they won't be the only ones to benefit from the trip. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin art curator involved in major Scottish exhibition

A Dunedin art curator is one of just five chosen worldwide to be involved in a major exhibition in Scotland. He will display work by five New Zealand artists, all with links to Dunedin. The exhibition is set to draw in thousands of people, and generate unprecedented exposure for the 'Edinburgh of the South'. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin man biking across Japan for peace

A Dunedin man is about to take on a tough challenge - biking across the entirety of Japan. And he has a point to prove. He wants to show that Kiwis are committed to preserving peace and making the world better for everyone. ›see story

Film icon. British High Commissioner gives speech at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

The British High Commissioner has bid farewell to Dunedin, leaving a final message for residents with ties to Scotland. Vicki Treadell gave a public speech at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, highlighting the British Government's wish for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. ›see story

Film icon. Local attraction praised by Chinese Consul-General

Dunedin's Chinese Garden has had its fair share of controversy, with ratepayers forking out while the attraction struggles to pay its way. But the development has been praised by the Chinese Consul-General, as a fitting monument to the strength of Dunedin's Chinese community. And she's adamant that Dunedin's relationship with China will continue to flourish. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Helen Nicholson

A satellite office of the Confucius Institute is being officially launched at the University of Otago this week. About 100 distinguished guests are expected to attend, including the Chinese Ambassador and the Minister of Justice. Professor Helen Nicholson, International Pro-Vice Chancellor, is here to tell us all about it. ›see story

Film icon. University of Otago out to prove they can foot it with the best

Three University of Otago sports teams are out to prove they can foot it with the best in Australia. Two basketball teams and one touch side will fly to Newcastle tomorrow to compete in the Eastern Australia University Games. They're the only ones from New Zealand competing, and want to show their Trans-Tasman rivals they're not just there to make up the numbers. ›see story

Page icon Government enters $65m telecommunications contract

The Government has entered into a conditional 25 year contract worth $65m, to secure a new international telecommunications cable. The cable will be capable of handling huge data loads needed for research and education. It will link New Zealand to Australia and the U.S, with further potential links to a number of Pacific Islands. It's expected to come on line in 2016. ›read more

Film icon. Debating competitions about to kick off in Dunedin

One of the biggest debating competitions in the world is about to kick off in Dunedin. The Australasian Inter-varsity Debating Championship brings together some of the best verbal fighters from this generation. And they're keen to unleash in what organisers say will be a spectacle unlike any Dunedin has seen before. ›see story