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KnowYourStuff: safe, free, and legal drug testing in Ōtepoti

Monday 9th May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter | quintin@r1.co.nz
Image: KnowYourStuff Facebook

 

R1 News Reporter Quintin Jane spoke to KnowYourStuff Otago General Manager Brin Ryder about their upcoming drug testing campaign for the month of May. Know Your Stuff are doing testing at OUSA every Friday for the month of may, and also on, and the day prior to the Hyde Street Party. 

Spotlight on End ASH Now

Monday 9th May 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter | kaia@r1.co.nz

Áine Kelly-Costello and Carolina Vasquez tell us about the discriminative prejudices, policies and and systems disabled migrants face. The End ASH Now campaign, aims to make migration a fair process. Áine is a paralympic swimmer, migrant and activist. Carolina is the mother of a disabled daughter, who is currently campaigning for her family's right to residency/adequate visas.

David Clark: MP for Dunedin on Tenancy in Dunedin.

Monday 9th May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter | quintin@r1.co.nz
Photo: ODT

2022 is the first year student tenants will be subject to the changes to the RTA, that came into effect last year. R1 News Reporter Quintin Jane spoke to MP David Clark about how these changes will impact the unique rental market for students in Dunedin.

News Bulletin: Rāhina Monday 9 May

Monday 9th May 2022 | Eileen Corcoran | R1 News Manager | eileen@r1.co.nz

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

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter | sebastian@r1.co.nz

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.