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Contractors have begun construction work on a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Leith by the Forsyth Barr Stadium.

A collection of works created by autistic artists is currently on display at the Otago Museum's Skinner Annex.

The Catlins Area School held its third annual science festival recently.

A new $26 million [dollar] building development has been announced by the University of Otago.

Wendy Frew told her Southern Steel team-mates they were in for a treat yesterday, and she did not disappoint them.

An ancient Maori weapon has Otago Museum staff excited after it was pulled out of the Taieri River this week.

Dunedin

  • University of Otago students missing their pets can now have a ten minute session with a surrogate pet.

    The initiative, which is manned by SPCA volunteers, aims to help students de-stress through cuddling a dog.

  • A collection of works created by autistic artists is currently on display at the Otago Museum's Skinner Annex.

    The exhibition gives people with autism a chance to express themselves through art, and display their work

  • A new $26 million [dollar] building development has been announced by the University of Otago.

    The project, which is hoped to be completed in 18 months time, will create a new home for students of music, theatre and the performing arts.

  • Contractors have begun construction work on a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Leith by the Forsyth Barr Stadium.

    The 1.4 million dollar bridge is the latest link in Dunedin's cycle and walking network.

    The bridge will span the Leith between the railway and the harbour, connecting the State Highway 88 shared path to cycleways around the inner harbour and into the central city.

    Access to shared paths in the area will be retained, with a detour around the work site on the Magnet Street side.

  • An ancient Maori weapon has Otago Museum staff excited after it was pulled out of the Taieri River this week.

    The Museum's Curator Maori was among those examining the two metre long artefact this morning.

  • A Dunedin game developer has launched a new family-friendly game called Colibrium, which differs from the usual shoot 'em up type.

    John Gillanders, of Technaturally Games, hopes to appeal to the mindset of people who do not normally play video games.

Invercargill

  • Wendy Frew told her Southern Steel team-mates they were in for a treat yesterday, and she did not disappoint them.

    The Steel netball team, Southland Sharks basketball team, and the Southland cricket team have all won national titles this year.

    In response, the Invercargill City Council decided to throw a ticker-tape parade to celebrate.

  • The champion Southern Steel netball team have returned home to a rapturous welcome in Invercargill.

    Hundreds turned out to greet the team after their nail-biting win against the Central Pulse in the ANZ Premiership grand final.

  • Two Southland businesses have collaborated to form a unique flavoured beer, in a first for the region.

    United Brewing and the Seriously Good Chocolate Company have combined their efforts to create the Seriously Good Chocolate Stout, launched in Invercargill last night.

  • Over two thousand Southland pupils are being given the opportunity to discover their future career at this week’s CareerFest Southland, being held in Invercargill.

    Around seventy exhibitors from a diverse range of industries are participating in this year’s careerfest, making it the biggest event to date.

  • The director of the company developing a Kmart complex in Invercargill says the build will be a complete new offering for the city.

    Windermere Holdings Limited director Paul Smith says Kmart will be accompanied by eight national brand stores, offering new services to the city.

  • A room in Invercargill’s Civic Theatre looks set to be rebranded after a submission to the Invercargill City Council on Tuesday.

    Invercargill dancer Sophie Ineson told councillors the theatre’s rehearsal room should be named to remember Southland’s most renowned dancer.