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The Middlemarch fire and Dunedin’s water supply

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, November 11th, 2019 - 39 comments

The tussock fire at Middlemarch has impacted Dunedin’s water supply and raises issues about our preparedness for climate change.

Dunedin City Council votes for carbon neutral target

Written By: - Date published: 6:18 am, February 17th, 2018 - 15 comments

“Offsets alone would not achieve the zero carbon target and a significant systematic and behavioural change would still be needed…”

A tale of two hospital announcements

Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, August 26th, 2017 - 54 comments

There were some notable differences between Labour and National’s accouncements of a new Dunedin hospital…

Bravo Clare Curran

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, July 21st, 2017 - 48 comments

Labour MP Clare Curran has been camping in Dunedin’s Octagon to protest against the MSD’s treatment of two homeless mothers. Bravo Clare for putting yourself on the line to draw attention to this issue!

That’s cold

Written By: - Date published: 6:31 am, July 11th, 2017 - 50 comments

What’s wrong with a few mid-winter power cuts down south?

Cadburys Dunedin to close with hundreds of jobs lost

Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, February 16th, 2017 - 121 comments

Another blow to Dunedin.

Andrew Little well received in Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 2nd, 2017 - 51 comments


(Photo – Peter McIntosh the Otago Daily Times)

Labour gets serious about regional development

Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, February 1st, 2017 - 46 comments

Labour is serious about regional development. It is proposing a 10 year $200m package of regional initiatives. The first of these was just announced in Dunedin.

Dunedin leads the way

Written By: - Date published: 4:14 pm, December 3rd, 2015 - 7 comments

On carbon emissions I don’t have any hope for NZ under National, which is still stuck in a stupid fossil fuel mentality. I do have hope for the people, organisations, and regions within NZ who are collectively taking action. And I’m proud that my home of Dunedin is leading the way.

Refugees to be settled in Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, November 27th, 2015 - 17 comments

As reported yesterday Dunedin has been picked as the new settlement location for refugees. May they find a warm welcome and a future of peace and security here.

Gutting Southern health care is wrong

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, July 17th, 2015 - 75 comments

“Southern DHB commissioner called in to cut costs gets pay increase – to $1400 a day” – but that’s not the interesting bit…

Voices of the people on emissions targets and climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 1st, 2015 - 37 comments

A record of the Dunedin consultation meeting on NZ’s emission targets. It was an extraordinary evening. So many people spoke with concern, with intelligence, with anger, with compassion, with emotion. Some spoke with hope, some without.

Please – make a written submission before Wednesday.

Dunedin climate consultation meeting

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, May 22nd, 2015 - 78 comments

“It was an emotional meeting and I felt in turns angry, frustrated, helpless, very sad, and disillusioned. I also felt privileged to be in the company of so many knowledgeable, passionate people.”

TPP protest reports

Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, March 7th, 2015 - 33 comments

For any accounts from the TPP protest marches today.

Save Invermay

Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, May 7th, 2014 - 17 comments

We still don’t know why Joyce is pushing on with the move to shut Invermay, Dunedin’s impressive AgResearch centre, but it’s still not too late to stop him and the AgResearch board. Last week, one of the biggest breeds of sheep, Texel breeders voted no confidence in the AgResearch board.  The petition continues to grow.  Dunedin is […]

Dunedin asset sales protest

Written By: - Date published: 2:28 pm, June 16th, 2012 - 12 comments

Between 1 and 2 thousand people turned out in Dunedin today to march in protest at the National government’s plan to sell our assets.

Evicting Occupy Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, November 2nd, 2011 - 20 comments

Yesterday was a dramatic day for Occupy Dunedin.  A trespass eviction deadline of 8pm came and went, but after a big show of public support, the Occupation is still there.  Dunedin North Labour candidate David Clark lends his support to the movement.

Dunedin public meeting tomorrow

Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, June 21st, 2011 - 63 comments

Up to forty jobs are at risk at Dunedin’s Hillside Railway Workshops, because the government would rather send money to China than invest in Kiwi jobs and industry.  It’s crazy.  Come along to the public meeting tomorrow Wednesday at 7pm.

Drinking Liberally – Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, March 3rd, 2011 - 7 comments

The first Drinking Liberally for 2011 is to be held in Dunedin. Pete Hodgson Thursday March 3rd 7:30pm Circadian Rhythm (72 St Andrew Street) The speaker is Pete Hodgson MP for Dunedin North, giving a wrap on his time in the house and perhaps some insight into what election year has in store…

Exporting Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, October 11th, 2010 - 50 comments

David Clark is the Labour Party’s new candidate for Dunedin North.  He’s been talking to innovative local technology start-ups, and hearing about some of the barriers to success.

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