Monday, August 3, 2015

Students at the local Aoraki Polytechnic campus are anxious about the future of their studies.

The institution is considering a merger, which could see the Dunedin campus closed. But there may be a silver lining.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Residents are getting an insight into the scientific world through the eyes of children.

School pupils' research displays are being set up at a local museum for an annual science fair.

And the event is already proving to be informative.


Monday, August 3, 2015

A proposal to build a new swimming pool in Mosgiel's Memorial Gardens has some residents riled up.

It's one of four sites being considered for the multi-million dollar aquatic complex.

And the newly formed group is vowing to fight, to save the town's remaining green space.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Young local musicians are immersing themselves in the modern Dunedin sound.

They're involved in a project run by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, which is having a significant impact.


Monday, August 3, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Pirates are the victors in the local women's premier club rugby competition.

The side beat University 31-13 in Saturday's final.

And for the undefeated Pirates, it's a perfect end to a perfect season.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Almost $50,000 is being awarded to three local business entrepreneurs.

The money from Chorus and Alcatel-Lucent is part of the city's Gigatown win.

It's going towards projects by entrepreneurs using gigabit internet speed.

Projects include a new internet storage platform, a hazard identification app, and a learning programme for dyslexic children.

There's $200,000 available in the Gig-Start Fund.

Applications open for the second round of grants at the end of the month.


Friday, July 31, 2015

A proposal to cut a design course at the University of Otago is drawing criticism from those affected.

Dozens of staff and students face upheaval if the Design for Technology major is dis-established.

And some are protesting the right to finish their degree.