Dunedin and its scarfies - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Dunedin's student culture.

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Dunedin's student culture in the Video tab.

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.

Scarfie flats

Scarfies
Dunedin
Otago region: sport and recreation



Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

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