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Thousands of people have flocked to vigils in the Central Lakes District to pay tribute to those affected by Friday's Christchurch terror attack.

The iD Dunedin Fashion show supplied some colour on Friday with the Christchurch terror attack casting a Paul over proceedings.

An impressive new million dollar accommodation lodge has been constructed by the Tinwald Reserve Board to provide more visitor accommodation options in Ashburton.

Dunedin

  • Love and hope overtook fear and anxiety yesterday as Dunedin's Islamic community returned to their mosque to pray for the first time since Friday's terror attack in Christchurch.

    Hundreds of members of the public gathered outside Dunedin's Al Huda mosque in Clyde Street for nearly three hours in a show of support for the city's Muslim community.

  • Pupils from many schools in main centres around the Otago region took part in a global march for climate change today.

    Thousands of Dunedin school pupils are calling for action to stop climate change before it's too late.

  • Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger is imploring his side to be more ruthless as they prepare to take on the Crusaders in Dunedin Saturday night.

    The home side are two and two after the first four rounds of Super Rugby, and face a tough few weeks ahead.

  • Hundreds of Dunedin pupils are expected to trade pens for placards and strike for the future of the environment on Friday.

    Young climate activists from many Dunedin schools, accompanied by supporters of all ages, will gather in the Octagon to join the global School Strike for Climate movement.

  • Pioneering maxillofacial surgeon Henry Percy Pickerill is one of the people remembered in a tapestry panel as part of a touring exhibition.

    An image of him, and many other notable people, is currently adorning the walls at Dunedin's Toitu Settlers Museum.

  • Visiting designers have seen the sights of Dunedin while local photography students learned their craft on a day of well-documented fashion tourism on Wednesday.

    Twenty-six emerging designers took their designs to Larnach Castle, Emerson's Brewery, Glenfalloch, First Church, and the Dunedin Railway Station.

Invercargill

  • 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.

  • On Tuesday University of Otago student Hannah Morgan became the eighth person to swim across Foveaux Strait.

  • Fighting off sea-sickness, University of Otago student Hannah Morgan slogged it out yesterday, swimming across Foveaux Strait to raise awareness about mental health.

  • When Russell Crowe decided to auction off a variety of his personal belongings to help fund his divorce, few would guess it would lead to Invercargill hosting some of the most iconic items in the history of New Zealand cricket.