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A group of pupils got some time out from the classroom to plant trees in Dunedin's Walton Park.

Powdered locusts may not sound like the most appealing ingredient - but a group of Otago entrepreneurs say they could be the next superfood, potentially used in baking, smoothies, and savoury food.

Residents claim a proposed community centre to be built next to an historic church could set a precedent for Arrowtown's character to be whittled away.

Ancillary education staff protested in central Dunedin today.

The event was one of 18 held nationwide, demanding better pay and working conditions.

TV journalist Amanda Millar is visiting Dunedin tonight to help promote her first feature length documentary.

Five historic planes could be soon joining the fleet at Wanaka's National Transport and Toy museum.

Two of New Zealand's leading ecologists have added their voice to the campaign to stop a Dunedin businessman's dairy conversion in the MacKenzie Basin.

Dunedin's Royal Albatross Centre has acquired a new ambassador...

A blaze which swept through the ventilation system of a popular Dunedin restaurant at the weekend caused significant damage to the building...

Gore designer Andre Johnston has won the supreme award at Central Otago’s WoolOn Creative Fashion Event with a hand-embroidered dress that took hundreds of hours to make.


  • 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.


  • 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.