The tourist from Samoa was visiting family in Dunedin when he spotted two octopuses swimming along Andersons Bay Inlet.
In the video posted to Facebook, he and his brother-in-law can be seen clapping above the waterline, a technique used to create vibrations and attract sea life to the surface.
After a couple of minutes, a family member can be seen leaning into the water before plucking the octopus out with his bare hands.
The video, which was posted on Monday, has had more than a hundred and thirty thousand views and four hundred and forty shares.
A plan to fund a major study into options for a performing arts venue in Dunedin has been given a welcome boost by Creative New Zealand.
It'll provide a hundred and twenty thousand dollars towards a feasibility study, which will map the current state of venues and present options for a performing arts venue.
Dunedin has been announced as a finalist for Most Beautiful City in this year's Beautiful Awards.
The city has been selected as a finalist for its achievements with the environment and sustainability.
The award acknowledges the council's waste management, and the implementing of a recycling inspection programme.
The initiative, provides feedback for residents via tags on rubbish bins, and has seen an improvement in recycling quality by over twenty five percent so far.
Over two thousand Southland pupils are being given the opportunity to discover their future career at this week’s CareerFest Southland, being held in Invercargill.
Around seventy exhibitors from a diverse range of industries are participating in this year’s careerfest, making it the biggest event to date.