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Roadside Stories: Dunedin and its scarfies

Dubbed ‘scarfies’ for the scarves they sport at rugby games, Dunedin’s Otago University students make up a sixth of the city’s population. Many live in run-down flats and adopt a rebellious, partying culture – occasionally to the point of burning sofas and rioting in the streets.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Dunedin and its scarfies. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Dunedin', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35352/roadside-stories-dunedin-and-its-scarfies (accessed 23 October 2017)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 29 Jul 2015