44 days ago

University of Otago unveils plans for $90m residential college

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

The 450-bed residential college will cater for an expected increase in students and will be operational by 2023.

The college will be built on university-owned land on the corner of Albany and Forth streets, and will replace the college of the same name, which is part of the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.

The current 125-bed college, which has been open since 2014, is likely to close at the end of 2022.

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1 day ago

What do you think of the Otago Daily Times' Samoa cartoon?

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

The Otago Daily Times newspaper has been heavily criticised for a cartoon it ran in print on Tuesday.

The cartoon by Garrick Tremain depicted two woman walking out of a travel agent, with one saying to the other: "I asked, 'What are the least popular spots at the moment?' She said: 'The ones people are picking up in Samoa.'"

The Samoan Government has completely shutdown its private sector following the deaths of 55 people there, most of whom were children.

What do you think of the cartoon? Do you think it's offensive and inappropriate? Or just a simple, lighthearted joke? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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7 days ago

Friday funny.

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

Because pencils confused him. 2B or not 2B?⁠