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The Highlanders rugby team have paid tribute to the lives lost in last week's Christchurch terror attacks.

World Hijab Day is traditionally held on February the first, but an event was held today following the tragedy in Christchurch.

A little more energy in the legs, but otherwise business as usual.

That's how the Highlanders are approaching tomorrow night's game against the Blues at Eden Park.

The Maritime Union has been evicted from its Port Chalmers offices as Port Otago prepares to demolish the 1946 building.

Dunedin

  • Dunedin's multi-million dollar bus hub will be open for business on Thursday.

    There was a multi-agency official opening today with dignitaries, including Mayor Dave Cull, arriving by bus.

  • Authors of beloved books, such as The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, are Dunedin-bound for a celebration of literature.

    The programme for this year's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival has been launched, to be held in the city in May.

  • The iD Dunedin Fashion show supplied some colour on Friday with the Christchurch terror attack casting a Paul over proceedings.

    But the show celebrated it's 20th anniversary in style highlighting colour in a time of darkness.

  • Love and hope overtook fear and anxiety yesterday as Dunedin's Islamic community returned to their mosque to pray for the first time since Friday's terror attack in Christchurch.

    Hundreds of members of the public gathered outside Dunedin's Al Huda mosque in Clyde Street for nearly three hours in a show of support for the city's Muslim community.

  • Pupils from many schools in main centres around the Otago region took part in a global march for climate change today.

    Thousands of Dunedin school pupils are calling for action to stop climate change before it's too late.

  • Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger is imploring his side to be more ruthless as they prepare to take on the Crusaders in Dunedin Saturday night.

    The home side are two and two after the first four rounds of Super Rugby, and face a tough few weeks ahead.

Invercargill

  • 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.

  • Fighting off sea-sickness, University of Otago student Hannah Morgan slogged it out yesterday, swimming across Foveaux Strait to raise awareness about mental health.

  • When Russell Crowe decided to auction off a variety of his personal belongings to help fund his divorce, few would guess it would lead to Invercargill hosting some of the most iconic items in the history of New Zealand cricket.