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Meanwhile, enthusiastic whitebaiters have tried their luck on the first day of the season across much of New Zealand.

The tourist from Samoa was visiting family in Dunedin when he spotted two octopuses swimming along Andersons Bay Inlet.

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.

Nearly 300 people have turned out to discuss controversial plans to significantly expand Queenstown Airport's noise boundaries.

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Dunedin has been announced as a finalist for Most Beautiful City in this year's Beautiful Awards.

Primary and intermediate teachers throughout the south have marched in support of higher pay and better conditions as part of a nationwide strike today.

This year's International Film Festival includes a crowd-funded film which was recently shot in Central Otago.

To the layman, Norma the Dunedin Town Hall organ looks like the control panel of a nuclear power plant.

A Dunedin building shrouded in scaffolding for most of the past year has been revealed in its former glory.

The Dunedin City Council has had a pile of cardboard recycling dumped on its driveway by a frustrated Waikouaiti man.

The Department of Conservation is calling for the public's help to protect the nests of rare birds at two Tucker Beach reserves.

The champion Southern Steel netball team have returned home to a rapturous welcome in Invercargill.


  • The Otago Premier Schools rugby final has gone down to the wire, with Otago Boys High School just managing to claim a last-minute victory over John McGlashan College at Littlebourne.

    The visitors looked like they were going to cause an upset, but Boys High rallied in the final stanza to secure the Otago Daily Times Cup.

  • Cross-fit enthusiasts from around the South Island have spent the weekend battling it out for fitness supremacy.

    The Cross-fit craze is well entrenched in the exercise world, but yesterday's Clang 'n Bang was a first for the Mainland.

  • This year marks 125 years since the main women's suffrage petition was tabled in Parliament.

    The petition helped New Zealand women to be among the first in the world to get the vote.

    And the enormous number of signatures collected was in part due to the tireless work of three Dunedin Women.

  • Countdown supermarkets across Otago and Southland have phased out single-use plastic bags at the checkout.

    They join nearly a third of their supermarkets across the country...

    And it appears local shoppers are universally positive about the supermarket's environmentally-friendly stance.

  • Three vintage vehicles, a five hundred kilogram Easter bunny mould and other memorabilia from the Dunedin Cadbury chocolate factory now have new homes.

    Company owner Mondelez closed the factory earlier this year, with the loss of more than three hundred and fifty jobs.

    They've been working to give the Cadbury heritage collection of vehicles and other items to Dunedin institutions....

    But until yesterday, it seemed nobody wanted the old purple Ford vehicles or the giant rabbit.

  • iD Dunedin's first taste of the bright lights of Auckland will also be a step back into the past.

    The organisers' debut show at New Zealand Fashion Week is set to include pieces from past emerging designers.


  • Two Southland businesses have collaborated to form a unique flavoured beer, in a first for the region.

    United Brewing and the Seriously Good Chocolate Company have combined their efforts to create the Seriously Good Chocolate Stout, launched in Invercargill last night.

  • 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.

  • The director of the company developing a Kmart complex in Invercargill says the build will be a complete new offering for the city.

    Windermere Holdings Limited director Paul Smith says Kmart will be accompanied by eight national brand stores, offering new services to the city.

  • A room in Invercargill’s Civic Theatre looks set to be rebranded after a submission to the Invercargill City Council on Tuesday.

    Invercargill dancer Sophie Ineson told councillors the theatre’s rehearsal room should be named to remember Southland’s most renowned dancer.

  • A Southland family today remembered Victoria Cross recipient Richard Travis, on the centenary of his death.

    The family, who were relations of Travis fiance Lettie Murray, were given the chance to view his medals in Invercargill, and remember the fallen hero.

  • A pop-up shop coming to Invercargill next week is offering a unique opportunity for Southland animal lovers.

    SPCA Southland is opening the region's first cat cafe to celebrate the organisation's biggest fundraising day of the year, Cupcake Day.