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Friday, October 19, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018

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Queenstown's highly anticipated K-mart store has finally opened its doors to customers after weeks of delays and building blunders.

The West Coast town of Reefton has acquired a new tourist attraction in the form of a gin distillery.

Some bold proposals are being suggested in a masterplan for Cromwell as the town prepares to nearly double its population in the next 30 years.

Police have released the names of all three people killed in a tragic helicopter crash near Wanaka Airport and say there is nothing to suggest foul play was involved.

Otago Volts batsmen Nathan Smith and Michael Rippon have served up a contender for worst run out of the week, amongst a competitive field.

Oamaru cheesemaker Whitestone Cheese is joining forces with Otago Polytechnic to create an online training academy for hospitality workers and cheese enthusiasts.


  • Welcome back. Living in an eco-friendly house doesn't necessarily mean spending thousands on double glazing and mechanical ventilation systems, as one Dunedin couple have proven.

    Ian Melvin and Helga Diettrich's Waitati home exemplifies how to be eco-friendly on a frugal budget.

  • Otago Volts batsmen Nathan Smith and Michael Rippon have served up a contender for worst run out of the week, amongst a competitive field.

    Yesterday, Pakistan produced a brain fade on the third day of their second Test against Australia when Azhar Ali thought he'd scored a boundary but was runout while making small talk with his partner in the middle of the wicket.

    This morning, the Volts produced a howler in their round two Plunket Shield match against the Wellington Firebirds.

  • Dunedin was bursting at the seams today, as the city welcomed tourists from two large cruise ships on the same day.

    Visitors from the Golden Princess, and Majestic Princess made anchor early this morning, and quickly filled the city as they took to the streets.

  • It was a police rescue with a difference yesterday as the derring-do of two of Dunedin's finest saved the day for a family of ducks.

    Calls to police came in about noon reporting a mother and her ducklings waddling along the barrier of a busy southbound lane on State Highway one by Green Island.

    Police sped to the scene of the potential recipe for disaster...

    Constables Chris Parsons and Matt Sheat, helped by members of the public, went about their work as cars
    swept by alarmingly close to the tiny creatures.

  • Emergency services were called after a car crashed into a barrier outside a South Dunedin business this morning.

    The crash happened on King Edward Street at about 10.15 where the car almost hit Zodiac record store...

    It came to rest on the footpath after crashing through a decorative barrier

    Police say the road was closed and was reopened just after 11am.

    Saint John say ambulance attended the scene but the patients' injuries were very minor and they were treated at the scene.

  • Survivors of sexual abuse tied ribbons of remembrance from around the world to the gates of St Joseph's Cathedral in Dunedin during a gathering this morning.

    About thirty survivors, their supporters and representatives from the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin - including Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley - were on hand for the event.


  • It was a colourful end to the school term for Fernworth Primary School in Invercargill today.

    The school celebrated a term of good behaviour with a colour run.

    Pupils couldn’t escape the clouds of coloured chalk being thrown from all angles by teachers.

    Teacher Rebecca Watson says every time the pupils showed respect during the term, they were given a vote for their end-of-term reward...and the colour run was the winner by far.

  • A workshop for business people and proprietors to learn how to better retain skilled workers is being held in Invercargill.

    Its part of the Southland Regional Development Strategy, which aims to attract ten thousand more people by twenty twenty five.

  • A draft bylaw and policy adopted by the Southland District Council could see the Stewart Island visitor levy triple.

    A meeting has been held in Invercargill today to discuss the draft bylaw, which is receiving a mixed reaction from councillors.

  • What is the best way to preserve bread? Who grows the fastest - boys or girls?

    Southland school pupils have been working to answer some of life's important questions and have presented their findings at the Southland Science and Technology Fair in Invercargill.

  • Up and coming cycling star Corbin Strong has received a hero's welcome in Invercargill.

    The eighteen year old returned home with a gold medal around his neck, following the UCI junior track cycling world championships in Switzerland.

  • The opening of Invercargill’s newest art gallery is a dream come true for one local artist.

    Greg McDonald has waited twenty years to open his own gallery...

    And among the traditional paintings and sculptures there's also some twenty first century digital art.