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This month marks a hundred years since the guns fell silent on the battlefields of World War One.

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Central Otago's WoolOn Fashion Awards could be in jeopardy, with an emergency AGM being called to discuss the future of the event.

Armistice Day was celebrated around the South Island and across the world on Sunday.

Former Channel nine news presenter, and more recently former Newshub motorsport reporter, Shaun Summerfield may have the best car job in New Zealand.

Rotary Club of Dunedin president Lisa Wilson says the senseless vandalism of a public barbecue shelter built by the club for the public to enjoy is devastating.

A group of people with Type Two diabetes have taken part in a virtual walking, cycling and rowing trip from Dunedin to Invercargill - all in the comfort of their local gym.

A smoke-filled room sparked a fire call-out to Dunedin Hospital this morning.

A Dunedin father says more boy racers than ever are speeding past his Caversham home, doing burnouts and putting children's lives at risk.


  • A man who allegedly smashed a windscreen and punched another motorist, causing him to collapse, in a Dunedin road rage incident last week, remains at large.

    Police say the man hasn't yet been located and inquires are ongoing.

    The man is understood to be known to police.

    The incident unfolded on Friday afternoon, when police received a report about a serious assault in Taieri Road.

    The victim had been repeatedly assaulted but was conscious and able to speak.

  • A group of keen arborists have spent the weekend pitting their tree climbing skills against each other in Dunedin.

    The event was held as part of the New Zealand Arboricultural Association’s national conference, with the winner set to represent the country on the world stage.

  • Thousands of people gathered around the South in about twenty centres yesterday to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War 1.

    More than eighteen thousand New Zealand troops died during the war to end all wars, with the country sustaining its greatest losses in the final year.

  • An exhibition in Dunedin on Sunday is set to provide what organisers say will be a different way to mark Armistice Day.

    It features the works of sculptor Stephen Mulqueen, who died in June.

  • When Dunedin Hospital's new $14.8 million intensive care unit opens next week it will be the small things which will have some of the biggest impacts.

    Stage 1 of the 12-bed facility is set to be opened on Monday, while stage 2 is expected to open mid next year..

  • This Sunday marks exactly one hundred years since the signing of the armistice put an end the First World War.

    The Germans surrendered to the Allies on the eleventh of November, 1918, after four years of fighting.

    To commemorate the occasion, the Otago Daily Times will have extensive coverage both in tomorrow's paper and online, including a 13-minute documentary featuring three of Dunedin's most renowned historians.


  • Two Invercargill thespians are taking a new approach to solving a decline in theatre audience numbers — start ’em young.

    Performing artists Sarah McCarthy and Jade Gillies arranged for about two thousand Southland school pupils to attend a show in Invercargill recently hoping to get kids hooked on theatre.

  • A special exhibition to honour Southlanders who fought and died in World War One, has opened in Invercargill.

    The city council, together with the likes of Southland Museum and Art Gallery have collaborated to create the multi-faceted exhibition.

  • Working with the dead can be a thankless job, and after more than two decades of doing so, one Invercargill man is finally being recognised.

    Southland mortuary technician Bill Little has been awarded the unsung hero award at the Southern Excellence Awards, and says he fell into the job by chance.

  • Matt Zenovich has produced a powerful performance to confirm his hometown hero status on the first stage of the SBS Bank Tour of Southland.

    Zenovich won a three man sprint up the main street of Lumsden to claim victory in the one hundred and seventy kilometre stage from Invercargill, to claim the yellow jersey.

    The event got underway in Invercargill yesterday, with the opening team time-trial prologue around Queens Park.

    It was chance for teams to stretch their legs and test their combinations ahead of a hard week of racing on the Southland roads.

  • 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.