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

The cold case of how Alexander the Great died, may have been solved with a bit of Dunedin medical expertise.

The man injured in a hit-and-run in South Dunedin early on Monday says he will need a metal plate in his knee and expects to miss months of work, as police continue to search for the driver.

Dunedin

  • The historic Loan and Mercantile building at Dunedin's waterfront is set to sparkle with a mix of lanterns, projections, music and performance this week.

  • The Highlanders have beaten the Otago Volts cricket team in a not-too-serious game of cricket at the University of Otago Oval on Friday.

  • A 2017 report commissioned for Alzheimers New Zealand predicts more than 170,000 people will have dementia by 2050.

  • Dunedin man John Dore says the clock has been ticking for more than 50 years to return a treasured family heirloom to its rightful owner.

  • Several weeks of university holidays remain, but Hayward College in Dunedin is a hive of activity.

  • A Dunedin potter's 32cm ceramic chicken first appeared in America, now it's causing a stir in Dunedin.

Invercargill

  • 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.

  • Hikers in Fiordland are set to get the chance to tramp across a piece of history again, with the Percy Burn Viaduct now officially reopened.

    More than fifty guests were flown to the remote landmark in the Southern Fiordland World Heritage Area on Friday to celebrate the occasion.

  • A group of street artists from as far away as Auckland are in Riverton this week to create a series of large murals.

    Eight New Zealand artists are painting areas of the town for the South Sea Spray Riverton permanent exhibition.

    Southland artist Danny Owen says murals are slowly becoming more popular in major cities throughout the country, and creating eight massive murals in the space of a few days is spreading vibrancy in one hit.

    He says while each artist has their own narrative as to what they create, the murals will compliment the town's seaside vibe.

  • The two pods are stranded at the southern end of Mason Bay, approximately two kilometres apart.

    Doc say half of the whales have had to be euthanised due to their condition, and the remote area they were found.

    The other half had already died.

    They say the likelihood of being able to successfully re-float the remaining whales was extremely low, so the most humane thing to do was to euthanise.

    Doc has notified local Ngai Tahu iwi and they're working together on next steps.

  • Children were schooled in a violence-free lifestyle today as the South Island White Ribbon Ride made its way to Invercargill.

    The annual motorbike ride both raises awareness and tackles the issue of domestic violence.

  • Every pair of shoes in Kevin Downie's extensive collection is laced with memories from his past.

    Now, the Invercargill footwear fanatic is sharing those memories, by showing just a fraction of his huge collection in an exhibition opening today.