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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Highlanders coaching staff are urging their side to convert more of its opportunities.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about British Rock Band Queen, has been breaking box office records around the world for a film in its genre.

For two days over Easter, Wanaka will be at the centre of the wheel world.

Tributes and gifts to Dunedin's Muslim community are finding new purpose in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting.

The Highlanders have got a hooker sorted for the next three years.

Former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has spent her time since leaving parliament following creative pursuits.

Dunedin

  • Tributes and gifts to Dunedin's Muslim community are finding new purpose in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting.

    People flooded the Al Huda mosque in Clyde Street with support after last month's attacks, and now some of those gits are getting a new home.

  • Highlanders coaching staff are urging their side to convert more of its opportunities.

    The team's Super Rugby title prospects are teetering, having not registered a win since week two of the competition.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about British Rock Band Queen, has been breaking box office records around the world for a film in its genre.

    Last week it was announced the movie has grossed more than 900 million US dollars.

    And in Dunedin, one cinema has been screening the film every day since it came out 25 weeks ago.

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical "Cats" is about to hit the stage in Dunedin, as part of a nationwide tour.

    Rehearsals are underway for the one night only show in the city, which has been given a personal touch from the kiwi cast and crew.

  • The Highlanders have got a hooker sorted for the next three years.

    All Blacks and Otago hooker, Liam Coltman, has re-signed with the Highlanders and New Zealand Rugby through to 2022. It seems he couldn't be happier with his decision.

  • Former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has spent her time since leaving parliament following creative pursuits.

    She's currently studying for an honours degree in fine arts, while also working at the University of Otago.

    On Wednesday she gave a talk about her recent artistic endeavours to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society.

Invercargill

  • The chips were flying as the South Otago Town and Country Club hosted a timbersports demonstration over the weekend.

    Current and future wood cutting champions showcased their talents as spectators dined and relaxed in the sun.

  • Southern breeders are sending Limousin cattle to the annual bull trials, in Dunsandel.

    The Limousin breed of cattle are known for having a high feed-conversion efficiency rate.

  • A man has been rescued following frantic efforts to demolish a chimney which collapsed on his arm in Invercargill this morning.

    The incident has left him with serious injuries.

  • Oyster fans can celebrate because the Bluff oyster season is officially under way.

    Wild weather in Foveaux Strait delayed the opening of the season last week, but good weather over the weekend allowed for oyster dredging.

  • Education Minister Chris Hipkins's proposed shake up of the polytechnic sector appears to be frightening southern institutions.

    The Minister was heckled as he addressed a meeting at Invercargill's Southern Institute of Technology on Friday.

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