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The custodians of the Lawrence Chinese Camp see a glittering future for the historic South Otago attraction.

Local environmentalist group Extinction Rebellion Queenstown Lakes has made its mark in Wanaka today.

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

Organisers of the inaugural textile up-cycling workshop in Dunedin are pleased with the number of people who came along to Wednesday's event.

It was the first of its kind in Dunedin — a brazen, armed hold-up by a gunman who made off with Cadbury’s entire weekly payroll, worth $53,000.

Dark clouds, persistent rain, and a false start, didn't slow the pace of athletes competing in the inaugural 'Lap of Lake Hayes' Race, near Queenstown over the long weekend.

Dunedin

  • Organisers of the inaugural textile up-cycling workshop in Dunedin are pleased with the number of people who came along to Wednesday's event.

    It was to be held at the Otago Pioneer Women's hall, but had to be moved to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery due to the number of people who registered.

  • It was the first of its kind in Dunedin — a brazen, armed hold-up by a gunman who made off with Cadbury’s entire weekly payroll, worth $53,000.

    Now, as the 40th anniversary of the heist approaches, the case file remains open.

  • Tributes and gifts to Dunedin's Muslim community are finding new purpose in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting.

    People flooded the Al Huda mosque in Clyde Street with support after last month's attacks, and now some of those gits are getting a new home.

  • Highlanders coaching staff are urging their side to convert more of its opportunities.

    The team's Super Rugby title prospects are teetering, having not registered a win since week two of the competition.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about British Rock Band Queen, has been breaking box office records around the world for a film in its genre.

    Last week it was announced the movie has grossed more than 900 million US dollars.

    And in Dunedin, one cinema has been screening the film every day since it came out 25 weeks ago.

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical "Cats" is about to hit the stage in Dunedin, as part of a nationwide tour.

    Rehearsals are underway for the one night only show in the city, which has been given a personal touch from the kiwi cast and crew.

Invercargill

  • 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.

  • Oyster fans can celebrate because the Bluff oyster season is officially under way.

    Wild weather in Foveaux Strait delayed the opening of the season last week, but good weather over the weekend allowed for oyster dredging.

  • Education Minister Chris Hipkins's proposed shake up of the polytechnic sector appears to be frightening southern institutions.

    The Minister was heckled as he addressed a meeting at Invercargill's Southern Institute of Technology on Friday.