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DCC pledges $1 million in plan to upgrade play spaces around Dunedin

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter |

The Dunedin City Council has pledged $1 million to to upgrade play spaces around the city. R1 News's Seb Rice-Walsh speaks to local skater Hannah Prout on the DCC's plan to upgrade a variety of skateboarding infrastructure around Dunedin and what that means for the skating community.  

Students react to in-person lectures at last

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 | Nico Penny | R1 News Reporter |

With the University of Otago having largely transitioned back into in-person learning, R1 News's Nico Penny asks students how they are finding the shift after spending the first half of the semester learning online due to the Omicron outbreak.

University of Otago's plan to half carbon emissions by 2030

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter |
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Earlier this year, the University of Otago announced its Carbon Zero Programme, which aims to slash the University's carbon emissions in half by 2030. R1 News's Seb Rice-Walsh spoke to Craig Cliff, manager of the Carbon Zero programme, on the University's plan.

Critic Catch-Up: Conspiracy Issue with editor Fox Meyer

Monday 2nd May 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

This week on our Critic Catch-up, we talk to editor Fox Meyer about this week's Conspiracy-themed issue.

Edinburgh Realty backtracks after email to tenants breached Residential Tenancies Act

Monday 2nd May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |
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Last week, Edinburgh Realty retracted an email to tenants, which required current tenants to indicate their intention, if any, to re-sign their current flat for 2023. This is in breach of the Residential Tenancies Act, which stipulates that tenants give at minimum 28 days notice of their intention to continue a fixed-term tenancy. We speak to Patrice Le Sueur, OUSA Residential Representative about the letter sent to tenants, and the effect of the new RTA laws on tenants and property managers in Dunedin.