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Fine weather brought out a big crowd for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club's annual Season of Shred event in Fernhill on Saturday.

The Canterbury settlement of Waiau was one of the hardest hit in the November twentysixteen earthquake.

Despite rain at the start of the day, the weather soon cleared and the one hundred and fifty third (153rd) annual Tokomairiro A&P Show went ahead as planned on Saturday.

More than 600 people soaked up the sun at the recent annual Long Lunch in Arrowtown.

From Waldronville to Waitati, Dunedin homes are being lit up like Christmas trees as residents cover their homes in an assortment of colourful, flashing and festive light displays.


  • More than seventy businesses from around Otago have been praised at an awards ceremony in Dunedin for their courage and willingness to stand out.

    The Westpac Otago Business Awards have run biennially for the past 20 years, and this year received nearly a hundred and fifty entries from more than seventy businesses.

  • Dunedin i-Site staff are getting ready for an extra busy cruise ship day tomorrow.

    The harbour will be filled with three cruise ships arriving at more or less the same time, bringing nearly eight thousand tourists to the city.

  • A Dunedin pair, who some reality TV-show viewers love to hate, are eagerly awaiting the outcome of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand this weekend.

    Jess Mackay, a real estate agent in Brighton, and Cindy Holmes, a mortgage broker who lives on a Taieri dairy farm, are one of two pairs left in the cooking show.

  • A south Dunedin school held a lock down practise drill this morning, testing their readiness for a threatening situation..

    Children and families at Bathgate park School were advised something was going to happen, but weren't told what or when.

  • China's complex transition to a capitalist society is the subject of a striking new exhibit at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

    A replica of a soviet tank made entirely out of leather is set to go on display this weekend, as part of an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art.

  • A Brighton couple have been left distraught and in tears following the brazen theft of their newly planted natives during the middle of the night.

    When Kim and Diane Rapley woke up yesterday they found over a hundred native plants had been uprooted and stolen from their Taieri Mouth Road property.


  • 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.