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A University of Otago academic says climate change may be responsible for fish from warmer waters being caught in Otago waters.

Twenty people are injured, including two seriously, after a bus rolled on Glenorchy-Queenstown Road about 7km southwest of Queenstown.


  • Skipping ropes and croquet were just some of the entertainment at a Victorian-style high tea in Dunedin yesterday.

    About 20 members of the Dunedin Steampunk Society made the most of a sunny Sunday in the Dunedin Botanic Garden to enjoy entertainment without electrical gadgets.

  • The sky could be the limit for a fantasy role playing game created in the 1970s.

    These school holidays a local 'dungeon master' is sharing his Dungeons and Dragons experience points with some younger fighting fantasy fans.

  • After flying seriously ill children to Starship Hospital, Dunedin man Tony McCombe wanted to give something back.

    And Thursday he did just that, launching a programme called 'Uplift in Kind', which is set to lift the spirits of less fortunate children.

  • Mark Wellington cherished the final years he spent with his wife after she was diagnosed with blood cancer.

    Now he wants Pharmac to make good on its promise to fund other life-saving cancer drugs.

  • The renovation of Dunedin's former prison has received a funding boost towards stage two of its refurbishment project.

    The donation is set to go towards beginning re-roofing and repainting the cell blocks of the 124-year-old building.

  • School pupils from around the country are learning more about the surprising world of nanochemistry by creating bright colours in fluids.

    More than 360 secondary school pupils are attending the University of Otago latest Hands-on at Otago programme this week, exploring study options at the university.


  • Activists dressed up as kanagroos and koalas for a vigil in Invercargill held for those affected by Australian bushfires.

    Saturday's event recognised the toll on both humans and wildlife from the exceptional forest blazes occurring this summer.

  • Fighting a battle against declining patronage, last Sunday's horse racing at Winton, saw a race programme with the punter in mind.

    The Winton Harness Racing Club's meeting featured just mobile gate starts and mid-sized fields, to make the process less 'bewildering' to the betting public.

  • Yesterday, the realignment of State Highway 1 at Edendale was opened... six months ahead of schedule, and on budget.

    The $15 million job was built by Fulton Hogan, for Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency.

  • The government's plans for a nation-wide amalgamation of polytechnics will create a 'slow-moving, cumbersome bureaucracy'.

    That's according to SIT chief executive Penny Simmonds who addressed over 500 graduates and their families in Invercargill on Friday.

  • Over the festive month we've been bringing you Christmas parades from around the region.
    Last week saw both Bluff and Kaiapoi celebrate the season, with a festive procession to entertain both young and old.

  • People from Southland need to make their voices heard regarding the threat of closure of the aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point.

    That's what about 100 people were told by Southland Chamber of Commerce president Neil McAra at a Fight for Fairness meeting yesterday.