Dunedin school pupils and university students marched along George Street during school hours today, as part of strike action aimed at sending a message to New Zealand politicians, about the urgency of climate action.
About a thousand people crowded into the Octagon around 1pm, joining thousands across the country, staging protests as part of the global Schools 4 Climate Action movement, sparked by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg.
The dental clinical services building in Dunedin is finished and nearly ready for business, marking a milestone in the University of Otago's $130 million dollar project to upgrade the School of Dentistry.
Project director Jamie Cargill says the challenging aspect was putting the state-of-the-art dental technology, into the four-storey building, in Great King St.
University students visiting one of Dunedin's most sprawling open plan buildings can now navigate their way around using a recently installed 3-D virtual tour kiosk.
Using more than a 1000 panoramic shots stitched seamlessly together, two of the mobile kiosks have just been installed on the library's ground floor.
Scientists hope to find the answers to South Dunedin's geological history and discover clues to its future by looking deep beneath a local sports field.
A joint drilling programme between the Otago Regional Council and GNS Science has begun, which scientists hope will provide a better understanding of what sediment lies beneath coastal Dunedin.
Toddlers, octogenarians, and all ages in between, converged on Invercargill at the weekend, to see the creative Lego displays, of the fifth-annual Southland Brick-Show.
There were queues outside Stadium Southland, as the show opened, with many eager to see displays by members of the Lego Users Group South.
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.