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Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019

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The University of Otago is welcoming new and returning students to the city with the traditional cluster of Orientation events.

A Dunedin athletic Club‎ has wound back time and resurrected the Clocktower Race.

Almost 30 years after its last touch-up, the winter garden glasshouse at the Dunedin Botanic Garden is midway through a total refurbishment.

Close on 150 young athletes from around Mid Canterbury competed at the district's annual Primary Schools Sports Association Triathlon.


  • It's business as usual at Telford College this week as this year's contingent of students are welcomed onto the campus.

    But the welcome has more significance than previous years as it almost didn't happen, following the Southland agricultural school being threatened with closure.

  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum staff are making good progress in catching up with a backlog of artefacts which have built up over the last five years.

    Acting Visiting Experience manager Tim Cornelius says the backlog built up after the museum's redevelopment in 2012.

  • It was chilly in Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium last night, but that did not stop students celebrating the start of the academic year at the annual toga party.

    More than 3000 students took part in the annual O-Week event, getting into the mood and tearing up the dance floor.

  • Owners and friends of Star have set up flowers and a sign in memory of the miniature horse.

    A community vigil to remember the pony and to 'cleanse bad ju-ju' has been arranged for the weekend.

  • The north end of Dunedin is humming while the University of Otago's Orientation is in full swing.

    Tent city on the lawn outside Otago Museum is wall-to-wall with various clubs and societies offering students recreational activities while they study in Dunedin.

  • Police announced this morning they have arrested two people in connection with the discovery of a man's body north of Waitati.

    A post-mortem is taking place on the deceased today and formal identification will be completed later this week.


  • On Tuesday University of Otago student Hannah Morgan became the eighth person to swim across Foveaux Strait.

  • Fighting off sea-sickness, University of Otago student Hannah Morgan slogged it out yesterday, swimming across Foveaux Strait to raise awareness about mental health.

  • When Russell Crowe decided to auction off a variety of his personal belongings to help fund his divorce, few would guess it would lead to Invercargill hosting some of the most iconic items in the history of New Zealand cricket.

  • An Invercargill artist has finally completed a giant mural on the side of a hotel in the town's CBD.

    The unveiling was the first time he's seen the work in its entirety after labouring on it under the confines of covered scaffolding.

  • A group of Southland shearers are hoping to better a 2011 record of shearing over 2200 lambs.

  • 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.