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South Otago A&P Society is taking a different approach to their cattle section this year.

A first-time animal fosterer is thrilled to be opening up her home to a family of felines.

The truckie who witnessed a horror double-fatal accident near Kingston says the nightmare stretch of State Highway 6 is one of New Zealand's most dangerous roads.

Dunedin primary and intermediate teachers and principals have held a five-minute silence in the Octagon as part of their strike action.

This month marks a hundred years since the guns fell silent on the battlefields of World War One.

At 61 years young Christchurch cricketer Andrew Nuttall is off on a sporting trip of a lifetime.

He's been selected for the New Zealand team about to go to the over fifty's World Cup.

Dunedin surf life savers have been honing their skills ahead of summer at the beach.

The refresher day has been held at Warrington in preparation for beach patrols starting this weekend.

A pair of overalls could have contributed to the helicopter triple fatality in Wanaka last month.

There's sweet news for the largest crowd-funding campaign in New Zealand's history.

Thanks for staying with us.This month marks a hundred years since the guns fell silent on the battlefields of World War One.


  • This month marks a hundred years since the guns fell silent on the battlefields of World War One.

    The signing of the armistice put an end to four years of fighting, although the legacy of the war is still being felt today.

    Tonight we bring you part one of a three part series looking at the signing of the armistice, the aftermath and its legacy, told by three of Dunedin's most prominent historians.

  • Former Channel nine news presenter, and more recently former Newshub motorsport reporter, Shaun Summerfield may have the best car job in New Zealand.

    The Giltrap Group's head of communications and self-confessed car geek certainly looks like he does, as he helps orchestrate the arrival of 10 supercars into Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.

  • Rotary Club of Dunedin president Lisa Wilson says the senseless vandalism of a public barbecue shelter built by the club for the public to enjoy is devastating.

    The shelter is part of the club's one hundred and fifty thousand dollar project to beautify the West Harbour shared path, which was only officially opened earlier this year.

    The shelter, not far from Otago University's Aquatic Centre, was damaged late last week.

    Wilson says it's a community asset and it's a shame someone would deliberately go and vandalise it.

  • A group of people with Type Two diabetes have taken part in a virtual walking, cycling and rowing trip from Dunedin to Invercargill - all in the comfort of their local gym.

    The event was organised in recognition of World Diabetes Day tomorrow.

  • A smoke-filled room sparked a fire call-out to Dunedin Hospital this morning.

    Four fire crews were called to the hospital's Children's Pavilion after staff noticed smoke filling room on the third floor.

    Fire and Emergency New Zealand say the smoke had come from a light fitting in the ceiling and was quickly brought under control.

    It is praising the swift action of hospital staff who set off the manual smoke alarm, which meant fire fighters arrived within minutes.
    Staff were evacuated from the building for a short time.

  • A Dunedin father says more boy racers than ever are speeding past his Caversham home, doing burnouts and putting children's lives at risk.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, the man is calling on police to step up patrols in the area, in response to the groups of boy racers he says have turned South Road into a race-track.

    On Sunday evening, he filmed a group of young people milling about their cars in Caversham Place, suspecting they were arranging a street race.


  • Two Invercargill thespians are taking a new approach to solving a decline in theatre audience numbers — start ’em young.

    Performing artists Sarah McCarthy and Jade Gillies arranged for about two thousand Southland school pupils to attend a show in Invercargill recently hoping to get kids hooked on theatre.

  • A special exhibition to honour Southlanders who fought and died in World War One, has opened in Invercargill.

    The city council, together with the likes of Southland Museum and Art Gallery have collaborated to create the multi-faceted exhibition.

  • Working with the dead can be a thankless job, and after more than two decades of doing so, one Invercargill man is finally being recognised.

    Southland mortuary technician Bill Little has been awarded the unsung hero award at the Southern Excellence Awards, and says he fell into the job by chance.

  • Matt Zenovich has produced a powerful performance to confirm his hometown hero status on the first stage of the SBS Bank Tour of Southland.

    Zenovich won a three man sprint up the main street of Lumsden to claim victory in the one hundred and seventy kilometre stage from Invercargill, to claim the yellow jersey.

    The event got underway in Invercargill yesterday, with the opening team time-trial prologue around Queens Park.

    It was chance for teams to stretch their legs and test their combinations ahead of a hard week of racing on the Southland roads.

  • 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.