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Children's entertainer Rainbow Rosalind is set to perform with the Dunedin Youth Orchestra early next month.

This week is New Zealand Chinese Language Week, and school pupils learning Mandarin have been receiving additional lessons in Chinese culture.

Pupils from a Dunedin high school have won the New Zealand Challenge Shield in aerobics and come second in hip hop dancing.

Both Queenstown's mayor and the boss of NZSki have hit out at the resource consent process, with the mayor suggesting some of Queenstown's biggest tourism attractions may not have gone ahead in tod

An early Dunedin confectionery factory has been recognised for its historical value.

A draft bylaw and policy adopted by the Southland District Council could see the Stewart Island visitor levy triple.

Otago University proctor Dave Scott has acknowledged he was wrong to enter a flat while no-one was home and confiscate bongs, but says he doesn't think his actions make him a criminal.

Dunedin

  • Crawling through mud-filled ditches, dodging barbed wire and navigating deep ponds seems to have retained its appeal for Dunedin locals...

    The fifth Mud, Sweat and Tears event in Mosgiel over the weekend has been declared the most popular yet...

    The event at the Wingatui Racecourse attracted more than seven hundred people this year.

    It's designed to be as competitive as the entrants want it to be, and is raced over 5 or 10 kilometres.

    People aged 13 and over are able to compete, either individually or in groups.

  • A dashcam has captured the moment a dodgy driver races along the newly installed cycle path in Castle Street, before swerving back into traffic and passing another car outside the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

    This footage was taken by Nick Rutledge on his dashcam last week.
    It shows a car being driven in the cycleway on Castle Street.
    The vehicle then swerves through traffic near the settlers museum.

    Rutledge says he reported the incident to police who had since reviewed the footage.

  • A Great King Street business owner says he's losing at least a thousand dollars a week during the construction of Dunedin’s new bus hub.

    Smiths Sport Shoes co-owner Greg Lapwood says the project has already cost him thousands, any further delays will only make it worse.

  • 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.

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.