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Three members of the Otago Trampoline Team have won gold at the recent National Gymsports Championships in Tauranga.

Simon Henderson checks out the high-flying team at Hawea Flat.

Dunedin was bursting at the seams today, as the city welcomed tourists from two large cruise ships on the same day.

It was a police rescue with a difference yesterday as the derring-do of two of Dunedin's finest saved the day for a family of ducks.

This morning saw massive earthquake strike all parts of the country followed with a tsunami alert - but it was only a nation-wide Civil Defence drill.

Emergency services were called after a car crashed into a barrier outside a South Dunedin business this morning.

Survivors of sexual abuse tied ribbons of remembrance from around the world to the gates of St Joseph's Cathedral in Dunedin during a gathering this morning.

Wanaka's Wallis family has been struck by tragedy again.

Dunedin

  • And on that note, one of the oldest electricity substations on the Aurora Energy network is set to become history by the end of the year.

    The almost seventy (70) year-old substation in Dunedin's Neville Street is to be replaced with a more modern version as Aurora continues to upgrade its network.

  • The work of anaesthetists has been highlighted with an annual event.

    World Anaesthesia Day celebrates the medical discipline which has come a long way from the 1840s.

  • Kia ora Good evening Im HB,

    The latest Dunedin City Council residents' opinion survey shows satisfaction with the condition of Dunedin's roads and flow of traffic at peak times has plummeted in the past year.

    While most residents are generally pleased with the council's performance, it appears roads and traffic are areas which need a major overhaul.

  • The former dean of Otago University's Faculty of Law says he supports students' push to put the brakes on the university's ability to discipline students for off-campus behaviour.

    The University's students' association is calling for Campus Watch and the proctor to no longer be allowed to discipline students off-campus, following last month's bong scandal.

    Professor Mark Henaghan is leaving at the end of the year to take up a position at the University of Auckland, and says he supports the OUSA's stance.

    He caught up with the ODT's Elena McPhee to explain his view.

  • A paradise duckling hurled from a moving vehicle has escaped injury, and is now one of a flock of more than fifty (50) ducklings and young ducks being looked after by Bird Rescue Dunedin.

    Police were called after the duckling was thrown from the vehicle window near Dunedin's Queens Gardens on Sunday afternoon.

  • The Otago rugby team won't be rushing the newest member of its trophy cabinet around the province as quickly as it did last time.

    There's already been numerous requests from organisations keen to get their hands on the Ranfurly Shield.

    But as the union begins to plan for a summer with the trophy, the first job is to make sure they stamp their mark on it...

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.