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Greymouth youth space The Shed has achieved twenty years of helping young people on the West Coast.

Queenstown children were sprayed with water, and doused in a rainbow of coloured powder, all in the name of fun.

The Van Tongeren family of Ashburton have spent many hours preparing their home for Christmas... and not just on the outside...

Dunedin man Bob Newbury has discovered he can make a miniature of himself with a printer.

A leopard seal pup which was born and died on Saint Kilda Beach late last year, has become a new highlight of Otago Museum’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary exhibition.

Dunedin

  • A young Dunedin couple have spent the past two years transforming an eye-catching empty building into a brewery.

    Since returning home from overseas Jono Walker and his partner Emma Parsons have been tinkering away inside the old Blueskin Hotel in Evansdale, building their very own brewery...

  • Residents forced to evacuate their Dunedin homes on Thursday still don't know when they'll be allowed to return.

    Four homes in Saint Clair remain off limits because the City Council considers them to be dangerous, or at risk.

  • The final curtain is about to fall on Dunedin's Albany street recording studio.

    The studio is about to be replaced by a more modern facility as part of the University of Otagos music facilities.

    It was built to the specifications of London's Abbey Road, and a host of Dunedin musicians are fare-welling the place by recording a selection of a former student's tunes.

  • Once only a heartbeat away from disaster, Kathy Howard had plenty to celebrate when she graduated from Otago Polytechnic today.

    The thirty one year-old has a rare medical condition and has had to overcome plenty of challenges along the way to academic success.

  • It's official - Ben Smith is leaving.

    The All Black and Highlanders outside back has signed with French club Pau and leaves New Zealand after next year's Rugby World Cup.

  • 'You Are My Sunshine' was the last song sung at a vigil for slain English tourist Grace Millane in Dunedin's Octagon last night.

    About three hundred people gathered to hear speakers, share sadness and show solidarity, in the face of Miss Millane's death.

Invercargill

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Southland today for the first time since taking office.

    She has officially reopened a fourth potline at New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point this morning.

  • Hikers in Fiordland are set to get the chance to tramp across a piece of history again, with the Percy Burn Viaduct now officially reopened.

    More than fifty guests were flown to the remote landmark in the Southern Fiordland World Heritage Area on Friday to celebrate the occasion.

  • A group of street artists from as far away as Auckland are in Riverton this week to create a series of large murals.

    Eight New Zealand artists are painting areas of the town for the South Sea Spray Riverton permanent exhibition.

    Southland artist Danny Owen says murals are slowly becoming more popular in major cities throughout the country, and creating eight massive murals in the space of a few days is spreading vibrancy in one hit.

    He says while each artist has their own narrative as to what they create, the murals will compliment the town's seaside vibe.

  • The two pods are stranded at the southern end of Mason Bay, approximately two kilometres apart.

    Doc say half of the whales have had to be euthanised due to their condition, and the remote area they were found.

    The other half had already died.

    They say the likelihood of being able to successfully re-float the remaining whales was extremely low, so the most humane thing to do was to euthanise.

    Doc has notified local Ngai Tahu iwi and they're working together on next steps.

  • Children were schooled in a violence-free lifestyle today as the South Island White Ribbon Ride made its way to Invercargill.

    The annual motorbike ride both raises awareness and tackles the issue of domestic violence.

  • Every pair of shoes in Kevin Downie's extensive collection is laced with memories from his past.

    Now, the Invercargill footwear fanatic is sharing those memories, by showing just a fraction of his huge collection in an exhibition opening today.