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The Rainbow Warrior has departed Dunedin and is heading for Stewart Island.

Cromwell College's auditorium has hosted a recycled fashion award show.

The Central Otago Trashion event featured more colour than you could shake a second-hand milk bottle at.

It pays to get all your ducks lined up in a row when you’re running a plastic duck race.

Tensions are rising as Otago whitebaiters are being blindsided by unexpected camping fines.

Second time around and it still tastes sweet.

Otago has waited thousands of days to finally win the Ranfurly Shield back.

The Rotary Club of Dunedin ran their seventh annual duck race along the Water of Leith today.

Dunedin

  • The Otago field days began today in wintry conditions with farmers converging on Palmerston, just north of Dunedin.

    The two-day event began as the East Otago Field days, but has grown and now has stall holders coming from as far a-field as Auckland.

  • Dunedin knitting supplies store Knit World held a school holiday programme helping teach children to knit a pet blanket.

    Today the enthusiastic young knitters were invited to try out their blankets for the first time.

  • Mental health awareness week is wrapping up around the country this weekend.

    In Dunedin's Wall Street Mall a week-long mental health mural celebrating the week is receiving its finishing touches.

  • Tributes flowed for Professor Mark Henaghan who gave his final lecture at Otago University.

    Now in his mid 60s, the law professor first set foot on the Otago campus in his teens, and describes himself as having Otago in his DNA.

  • Former pupils at Dunedin's Kavanagh College are joining calls for the Catholic school's name to be changed following revelations of historic sexual abuse.

    Christian McNab and Sam Murphy, both attended the school and are now circulating a letter calling on the board of trustees to change the school's name.

  • Dunedin's Toitu Museum had some very special overnight guests last night, as the museum played host to teddy bears of all shapes and sizes.

    It's the second annual teddy bear sleepover at Toitu, and its understood the bears caused quite a stir throughout the night.

Invercargill

  • 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.

  • A workshop for business people and proprietors to learn how to better retain skilled workers is being held in Invercargill.

    Its part of the Southland Regional Development Strategy, which aims to attract ten thousand more people by twenty twenty five.

  • A draft bylaw and policy adopted by the Southland District Council could see the Stewart Island visitor levy triple.

    A meeting has been held in Invercargill today to discuss the draft bylaw, which is receiving a mixed reaction from councillors.

  • What is the best way to preserve bread? Who grows the fastest - boys or girls?

    Southland school pupils have been working to answer some of life's important questions and have presented their findings at the Southland Science and Technology Fair in Invercargill.

  • Up and coming cycling star Corbin Strong has received a hero's welcome in Invercargill.

    The eighteen year old returned home with a gold medal around his neck, following the UCI junior track cycling world championships in Switzerland.

  • The opening of Invercargill’s newest art gallery is a dream come true for one local artist.

    Greg McDonald has waited twenty years to open his own gallery...

    And among the traditional paintings and sculptures there's also some twenty first century digital art.