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Feeling more secure when an earthquake hits is the aim of a free course taking place in Wanaka on Sunday.

The course is being run by local survival and preparedness specialist Ben Logan.

Schools from across greater Dunedin converged on Forsyth Barr Stadium for the annual metropolitan ripper rugby tournament on Wednesday.

The eerie silence of a pretend crash site was broken by victim screams and emergency response sirens arriving on scene in Queenstown Tuesday.

Dunedin

  • Otago University's Faculty of Dentistry is helping young sportspeople protect their pearly whites by donating 150 mouthguards to schools around New Zealand.

    Custom-fitted mouthguards are being sent to many high schools around the country, from Rotorua in the North, to Balclutha in the south.

  • The Highlanders are adamant they're not underdogs heading into their clash against the Crusaders on Friday night in Christchurch.

    They've managed to scrape into the play-offs in 8th place, and despite the long odds against them surviving another week, they're confident they can cause an upset.

  • Drivers around Dunedin may encounter a rubbish skip truck with an unusual travelling companion in the passenger seat.

    Miss Manny Quinn is a former showroom dummy found in the rubbish who now has a new lease on life.

  • A Dunedin bartender and waitress has been spending her nights literally playing with fire.

    Lauren Dance has been performing as a fire spinner since last November, and now she's passing her skills onto others.

  • A Dunedin family is warning others to stay vigilant after a large ornate angel went missing from an almost century old family headstone in the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.

    And while they aren't expecting to see the angel again, they're hoping the same fate doesn't befall others.

  • Scientists have identified 63 native species of skink and 43 native species of gecko in New Zealand.

    Otago Museum recently received a donation of a quartet of skinks for its collection.

Invercargill

  • 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.

  • Toddlers, octogenarians, and all ages in between, converged on Invercargill at the weekend, to see the creative Lego displays, of the fifth-annual Southland Brick-Show.

    There were queues outside Stadium Southland, as the show opened, with many eager to see displays by members of the Lego Users Group South.

  • Investigators have made their way to Invercargill to interview the three men who survived a helicopter crash in the Southern Ocean.

    The interviews will start an investigation which may include an attempt to raise the helicopter from the ocean.

    Meanwhile, pilot Andrew Hefford has been discharged from Southland Hospital and is on his way home.

  • The chips were flying as the South Otago Town and Country Club hosted a timbersports demonstration over the weekend.

    Current and future wood cutting champions showcased their talents as spectators dined and relaxed in the sun.

  • Southern breeders are sending Limousin cattle to the annual bull trials, in Dunsandel.

    The Limousin breed of cattle are known for having a high feed-conversion efficiency rate.

  • A man has been rescued following frantic efforts to demolish a chimney which collapsed on his arm in Invercargill this morning.

    The incident has left him with serious injuries.