My Dunedin Itinerary

Grants will send three Dunedin game developers to San Francisco in 2020

23 December 2019

The Dunedin-based New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE), in partnership with the New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA), has awarded three $5000 travel grants to Dunedin-based game developers to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California in March 2020.


Quarter-Century Shanghai-Dunedin sister city ties highlighted

17 December 2019

The strength of the 25-year sister city relationship between Shanghai and Dunedin is being underscored by a visit from high-ranking Shanghai city representatives on 17-18 December.


Dunedin a potential host city for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

13 December 2019

Dunedin has joined the Australia-New Zealand bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will arrive at FIFA headquarters in Zurich today.


Dunedin’s screen industry potential showcased in Black Christmas horror

13 December 2019

Black Christmas, the horror film shot around Dunedin and the University of Otago over 18 weeks this year, will be released in cinemas in the United States, today ‑ Friday the 13th of December.


MoU with Japanese video games publisher to strengthen international linkages

26 November 2019

On Thursday 28 November, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between successful Japan-based video games publisher, JP GAMES, and the recently announced New Zealand of Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE), which is being established in Dunedin.


Dunedin continues steady economic growth

21 November 2019

Dunedin’s economy continues growing steadily upward, with most aspects comparing favourably with national figures, according to the latest Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor report for the year to September 2019.


CODE offers travel grants for Dunedin game developers

20 November 2019

The Dunedin-based New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE), in partnership with the New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA), is offering three $5000 travel grants to Dunedin-based game developers to attend the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California in March 2020.


Dunedin announced as New Zealand’s Centre of Digital Excellence

30 October 2019

In a Government announcement made today, Dunedin has been confirmed as New Zealand’s new Centre of Digital Excellence, a national hub that will support the development of a $1 billion video game industry over the next ten years.


JobDUN celebrates 10 years of job creation in Dunedin

17 September 2019

On 18 September, successful local internship programme JobDUN celebrates 10 years of assisting businesses to find talent, save time and create employment in Dunedin


Dunedin economy on even keel

22 August 2019


Dunedin showcased to international education delegation

15 August 2019

An international education delegation visiting Dunedin on Friday 16 August will help to boost the University of Otago and City of Dunedin’s profile in key student recruitment markets the United States, the United Kingdom and France.


Dunedin-Shanghai MoU supports significant Alzheimer's and psychosis research collaboration

12 July 2019

Funding for a second major science and technology research collaboration between the University of Otago and a Shanghai tertiary institution has been awarded thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Enterprise Dunedin, Otago and the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission in 2016.


City Marketing Manager appointment announced

09 July 2019

Dunedin City Council’s Enterprise Dunedin is happy to announce the appointment of Malcolm Anderson to the role of City Marketing Manager.


Dunedin attracts growing number of screen productions

20 June 2019

A US remake of the cult horror film Black Christmas will be using Dunedin city and North Otago locations over the next few weeks for filming, including the University of Otago’s campus.


Dunedin quarterly economic figures underscore confident future

12 June 2019

A combination of steady growth in Dunedin’s GDP, employment numbers, population and building activity, provide a continuing platform for confidence in the city’s economic future.


Otago Provincial Growth Fund allocations highlight need to understand labour demand

24 May 2019

The future of work in Otago region is set to benefit from the Provincial Growth Fund allocations announced today. With approximately $10 billion worth of significant construction projects forecast in the Otago region over the next 15 years, including the new Dunedin Hospital, a Construction Workforce Modelling Project has been initiated to provide essential analysis of the labour demand required.


Confidence in Startup Dunedin Trust attracts funds

23 May 2019

The Dunedin City Council’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) has approved $150,000 to support the Startup Dunedin Trust’s development of the local startup ecosystem over 2019/20, providing pathways for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses and support job creation in Dunedin.


Techweek Dunedin 2019 Programme Launched

11 April 2019

Innovation, imagination, discovery and collaboration will be the defining features of Techweek Dunedin, which runs from Monday 20 May until Sunday 26 May, as part of the national Techweek19 programme. Focusing on innovation that’s good for the world, the week-long tech showcase will feature over 40 local events for all ages.


Enterprise Dunedin launches new economic data insights dashboard

19 March 2019

Enterprise Dunedin in conjunction with key city stakeholders will launch a new data insights dashboard on its site on 18 March. Detailing statistics and trends across a number of city sectors, including tourism, DunedinNZ Insights addresses one of the main actions within the Dunedin Destination Plan to ‘collect and share insights’.


Quarterly Economic Monitor points to healthy tourism growth

28 February 2019

Figures released today indicate Dunedin’s tourism spend has performed above the national average with a 6.2% increase over the December 2018 year as compared to a 4.3% increase nationally, according to an Infometrics report.


Enterprise Dunedin to remain an in-house unit of DCC

15 February 2019

Council unanimously accepted the report on the Enterprise Dunedin review at its 29 January meeting and agreed that it is the best model for the city.


Dunedin job growth tracking well against Economic Development Strategy

31 January 2019

Dunedin experienced a 2.7% increase in filled jobs over the March 2018 year with 1,646 new positions created, according to the latest report from Infometrics.