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Friday, September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018

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A precious native bird has been given a second shot at life thanks to Dunedin wildlife experts.

Balclutha's Mt Cooee landfill is receiving a new natural liner which aims to prevent toxic leaching.

A group of forty five young musicians have been honing their craft around Dunedin city in an effort to improve their performance.

Arts Festival Dunedin opens tonight with performances in various venues around the town...

Dunedin's two-yearly arts festival is ready and raring to take to the stage today after problems with everything from finding venues to finding missing paint have been resolved.

A young man has been spied stealing a charity collection jar, thanks to an in-store surveillance camera.

Dunedin

  • This year marks a century since the flu pandemic killed an estimated fifty to a hundred million people globally.

    Dunedin alone saw over two hundred and seventy people die in just a few weeks.

    Among those were husband and wife Annie and Tom Holt, who left behind five young daughters.

  • A group of forty five young musicians have been honing their craft around Dunedin city in an effort to improve their performance.

    The Logan Park High School Orchestra, along with the school's choir, took their talents to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery today for a lunchtime concert...

  • Arts Festival Dunedin opens tonight with performances in various venues around the town...

    One of the acts is a one-woman play called Jane Doe, written by New Zealand playwright Eleanor Bishop.

    The play addresses the topics of rape, feminism and empowerment.

    But, despite the dark subject matter, actress Karin McCracken says the hard-hitting drama is, at times, funny and ends with the audience being given the chance to share tea and biscuits with her.

  • Dunedin's two-yearly arts festival is ready and raring to take to the stage today after problems with everything from finding venues to finding missing paint have been resolved.

    Performers are arriving in the city, with technicians working hard to prepare venues.

    And for festival director Nicholas McBryde, managing his stress levels is simply part of the job.

  • A young man has been spied stealing a charity collection jar, thanks to an in-store surveillance camera.

    Crystal-clear footage of the theft of a jar of cash from the Waikouaiti Fish Inn at the beginning of the month has been released by the owner, in the hope of identifying the culprit.

    The video shows the man pacing around while waiting for his order of fish and chips.

    He's wearing a black singlet and sporting distinctive tattoos.

  • A precious native bird has been given a second shot at life thanks to Dunedin wildlife experts.

    The young kakī, or black stilt, is one of only a hundred and thirty two adults remaining in the wild, and went under the knife at the Wildlife Hospital this morning.

Invercargill

  • 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.

  • More than six thousand Southland and Otago pupils have embraced Maori and Pasifika culture in Invercargill this week.

    The annual Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust's Polyfest drew schools from far and wide to perform on stage.

  • A new campaign is using familiar faces in a bid to change attitudes towards bowel cancer.

    The Southern District Health Board's new campaign features eight well-known people from the south.

    The aim is to encourage more people to take part in the National Bowel Screening Programme.

  • After more than 60 years since losing their loved one, a Southland soldier's family has finally been put at ease.

    The nationwide repatriation of servicemen who died overseas includes the family of Allister Buchanan from Southland.