It was a police rescue with a difference yesterday as the derring-do of two of Dunedin's finest saved the day for a family of ducks.
Calls to police came in about noon reporting a mother and her ducklings waddling along the barrier of a busy southbound lane on State Highway one by Green Island.
Police sped to the scene of the potential recipe for disaster...
Constables Chris Parsons and Matt Sheat, helped by members of the public, went about their work as cars
swept by alarmingly close to the tiny creatures.
Emergency services were called after a car crashed into a barrier outside a South Dunedin business this morning.
The crash happened on King Edward Street at about 10.15 where the car almost hit Zodiac record store...
It came to rest on the footpath after crashing through a decorative barrier
Police say the road was closed and was reopened just after 11am.
Saint John say ambulance attended the scene but the patients' injuries were very minor and they were treated at the scene.
Survivors of sexual abuse tied ribbons of remembrance from around the world to the gates of St Joseph's Cathedral in Dunedin during a gathering this morning.
About thirty survivors, their supporters and representatives from the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin - including Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley - were on hand for the event.
It was a colourful end to the school term for Fernworth Primary School in Invercargill today.
The school celebrated a term of good behaviour with a colour run.
Pupils couldn’t escape the clouds of coloured chalk being thrown from all angles by teachers.
Teacher Rebecca Watson says every time the pupils showed respect during the term, they were given a vote for their end-of-term reward...and the colour run was the winner by far.