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University of Otago scientists are about to announce the findings of a study into the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

A bizarre police pursuit involving a man riding a mobility scooter has been captured on video.

Flax is being transformed into beautiful household objects by an entrepreneurial couple living in Wanaka.

A piece of Dunedin's nightlife is set to go under the hammer this weekend.

Boxing has become a bit of a tradition for one Dunedin family.

Another twenty KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka's Northlake subdivision went on the market earlier this month.

A group dedicated to preserving Queenstown's maritime history is steaming ahead with its latest project.

Dog faeces have been causing a stink at St Gerard's School in Alexandra.

Small plastic bags filled with dog mess, are being flung into the school play area on a daily basis.

An Abbotsford woman is finally able to thank some of the people who helped her on the night the land fell away and she fled her home.

A local GP is saying doctors are reluctant to refer potential bowel cancer patients to the trouble-plagued Dunedin Hospital, in fear a colonoscopy request will be declined.

Dunedin

  • The Coastguard say, "a man who swam away, after driving a car into Otago Harbour, at Broad Bay, was found in a hypothermic state, and risked drowning."

  • Construction of Dunedin's latest co-housing scheme is well under way and should be ready for residents to move in by the end of next year.

    Located on the former site of High Street School, the project will have 24 units in total, with all units already sold.

  • Otago Boys’ High School won the final of the Otago premier schools competition on Saturday, beating King's High School 34-17.

    Otago Boys led 10-5 at halftime and pulled away in the second half.

  • Learning about farming bees and marketing resultant honey has been part of the school term for pupils at Waitahuna School.

    The school honey project came about after a local family discovered a large swarm of wild bees in one of the walls of their farm house.

  • Bayfield High School senior, Eva Hofmans, returned to Dunedin on Sunday bearing a gold medal for rowing.

    Only a week ago the 17-year-old was part of a four-woman team whose quadruple sculls crew finished first at the World Rowing Junior Champs in Tokyo.

  • Fear turned to an outpouring of joy, for a Mosgiel woman, after the dramatic rescue of her dog, from the face of a cliff, on Friday.

    Lynda Read was walking Benji, a five-year-old Maltese, around Andersons Bay Cemetery, when Benji dashed off, chasing a furry feed.

Invercargill

  • Some '40 brave souls' took part in this year's Polar Plunge, at Oreti Beach, near Invercargill, on Saturday.

    And it seemed as though the sun came out especially to reward those taking part in the annual fundraiser.

  • A traveling Dutchman has finally completed the last leg of a '100,000km journey across the world, in an electric car.'

    He arrived in Bluff on Friday, having left Amsterdam three years ago, to showcase the advantages of sustainable mobility.

  • Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced recently Southland's Hump Ridge Track is set to get an injection of $5 million.

    The announcement comes with the three day hike joining ten others across the country with the status of being a "Great Walk".

  • Burning beehives would have to be one of the most difficult things for a beekeeper to do - it's also an experience, increasing number of Southland apiarists will have to face.

    The hives are being burned to stop the spreading of destructive bee-killing disease American Foulbrood.

    And one Southland beekeeper says ignorance is a major contributor to the disease being spread.

  • A cacaphony of bird calls and chirps could be heard at this weekend's Southland Bird Club's 57th annual show.

    More than 400 birds were on display, with members of the public invited to view different kinds of canaries, finches, budgies and cockatiels.

  • A new fire station in Southland has been built to withstand a magnitude eight earthquake and is believed to be a New Zealand first.

    Thornbury volunteer fire brigade was selected for the new prototype which Fire and Emergency New Zealand say will eventually replace other stations around the country.