52 days 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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13 hours ago

Dunedin rolls out $150,000 welcome mat for tens of thousands of visitors

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Concerts by Elton John, Queen, two Highlanders matches, 31 cruise ship visits, and the city hosting the Masters Games has prompted the council to transform the Octagon and surrounding city streets.

That includes temporarily closing the Octagon, similar to the trial during the Ed Sheeran concerts in Easter 2018.

14 hours ago

Make your own outdoor ottoman

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Follow these easy step by step instructions to create your own.

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1 day ago

Opportunities

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

What goals do you have for 2020?

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