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Rates of anti-Semitism are rising in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday 5th April 2022 |

Today is International Day of Conscience, a day which promotes a culture of peace, love and conscience in our cross-cultural communication. A recent study found rising levels of anti-Semitism in the wake oft the COVID-19 pandemic.


To discuss the importance of open-mindedness in cross-cultural communication Nico Penny spoke to Associate Professor Antonie Alm (University of Otago, Global Studies).


North Dunedin Street Clean Up for Sophia Crestan

Tuesday 5th April 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter |

The North Dunedin Clean Up is an annual event run in memory of Sophia Crestani. The event aims to honour the memory of Sophia Crestani, and honour the Sophia Charter (a multi-agency agreement to improve student safety and well-being in North Dunedin). 

Seb Rice-Walsh spoke to Melissa Lama, President of OUSA, and Megan Prentice, Sophia’s close friend and advocate for student well-being, about what the clean up means to them, as well as the wider student community.

R1 News Bulletin: Rātu Tuesday 5th April

Tuesday 5th April 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

Vaccine passes become optional at 11.59pm today

Tuesday 5th April 2022 | Eileen Corcoran | R1 News Manager | Digital Content Editor |

Vaccine mandates are being abolished tomorrow, after four months of strict usage. It will become optional for businesses and private organisations to require vaccine passes as a condition of entry. Eileen Corcoran looks at what this means going forward.

History of Dunedin tramways

Monday 4th April 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

Last week, as an April fools prank the Otago Daily Times announced the funding and reintroduction of heritage trams into Dunedin. The piece gained popularity with readers and has reignited the debate around the city's public transport system.

Quintin talked to Alan Robb, a tramway enthusiast, and tram driver in Christchurch, about the history of trams in Dunedin.