Category: Media

Recent coverage of Dunedin Flat Names Project in the media

This week has seen The Dunedin Flat Names Project feature in a North & South article, and on Newshub late!


Around Orientation this year I was approached by local journalist, Dave Goosselink of Newshub, regarding a story he had been wanting to publish for sometime about named student flats in Dunedin. After a couple of negative happenings around campus we decided to defer the story for a while. In April caught up for a chat on Howe Street and visited a couple of flats together, including Treasure Island and The Doll’s House, The Fridge, Pink Flat and The Boat

North & South

An other opportunity arose a while later when I met Guy Frederick, photojournalist and current Masters of Science Communications student at the University of Otago. We got chatting when he was photographing my friend Brendan Seal who runs the excellent local pop-up winery, URBN VINO, for NZ Life and Leisure.

Guy was interested in doing a story about the flat names project too, and that has resulted in a great article in the four corners section of North & South (p22-23) which features the flats Land of Pleasure and Mello Yello.

You can check out more media attention for the project here.

Dr Ali Clarke, historian, blogs about the project

Thanks to Dr Ali Clarke for her wonderful post about the Dunedin Flat Names Project. Ali works at Hocken Collections and is also engaged in writing a history of the University of Otago for the upcoming 150th celebrations. Check out Ali’s posts, she’s covered some fascinating stories.