Tuesday 30th August, 2016

Three Otago Polytechnic Scholarship winners will soon be on their way to Shanghai.

They'll be attending a 14 week exchange at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

Suhail Toubat, Lee Ralph and Fredrika Robertson will study business, economics, and Chinese language and culture.

They're assisted by the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia, which seeks to strengthen educational and business ties and improve the international skills of the New Zealand workforce.

Friday 15th July, 2016
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A Cromwell winemaker is turning his focus to producing Central Otago wine from the Dunedin.

Brendan Seal is an experienced New Zealand winemaker, with almost 20 years in the industry and he joins us now to talk about his latest venture.

Thursday 14th July, 2016
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A leading authority on dementia and concussion research is in the city for a number of engagements.

Professor Damian Bailey is a guest of medical software developer, ADInstruments, and he joins us now to talk about what he's been up to.

Friday 08th July, 2016

Two Otago athletes have received a late call up to join the New Zealand paralympics team in Rio.

Javelin thrower Caitlin Dore and sprinter Jacob Phillips will both compete at the paralympics in September.

19 year old Phillips, who has mild cerebral palsy, is back on track after he was forced to put his athletics career on hold last year after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

The pair will join the six athletes named earlier this year, after New Zealand was reallocated an addition female and male slot for the games.

Monday 27th June, 2016

The ramifications of Britain's exit from the European Union is creating a lot of uncertainty for New Zealand markets.

However, Trade Minister Todd McClay has assured exporters New Zealand's economic relationship with the UK and Europe will remain the same for the foreseeable future.

He's currently seeking meetings with fellow trade ministers from both the UK and Europe.

The New Zealand dollar fell to a 10 day low against the greenback after the British public's vote, stoking uncertainty in financial markets.

Tuesday 17th May, 2016

A couple of local teenagers are heading to Singapore for an international science camp.

There are just four New Zealanders going on the trip, having been chosen by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Otago Girls' High School pupil Hayley Dick is attending with Palmerston resident Nicole McLeod from East Otago High School.

They'll be participating in the annual Singapore International Science Camp later this month with two students from Auckland.

Friday 22nd April, 2016
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The University of Otago is celebrating two global accolades.

A documentary about the Dunedin Study has won a silver medal in the New York Festival's International Television and Film Awards.

The university study follows the lives of more than 1000 people born in Dunedin about 40 years ago.

Staff are also chuffed the institution has been ranked the top in the country for published scientific research papers.

The Nature Publishing Group ranks over 8000 institutions worldwide, putting Otago at 303rd.

Thursday 21st April, 2016

The tourism boom is continuing with a new March record for the number of international visitors.

Just under 350,000 foreigners entered the country last month.

That's an 18% increase on last year.

Visitor arrivals for the 12 months to March also hit a record, at 3.26m.

The latest data shows more Australian, Chinese and American holidaymakers are touring New Zealand.

The annual number of international departures by New Zealanders has also hit a new high, at 2.43m.

Tuesday 19th April, 2016
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The government is under fire for reportedly cheating its way towards its international climate change obligations.

A report released this week highlights the government's purchase of fraudulent Russian and Ukrainian carbon credits.

That's being described as scandalous by a top local academic, who has an alternative suggestion.

Wednesday 02nd March, 2016

Three local accountants are receiving top honours in a worldwide fellowship programme.

Malcolm Wong, Ralph Adler and Scott Mason have been awarded accolades from Chartered Accountants New Zealand and Australia.

They're among 58 fellowship recipients globally, 33 of which are in New Zealand.

Each year honours are given to members of the accounting organisation, recognising outstanding service to the profession and community.

Other award winners are based in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.