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Freestyle motocross riders have taken turns showing off their air-borne skills at the Alexandra Blossom Festival's Mardi Gras.

Airbnb has shown support for a bed tax to help solve Queenstown's growth problems.

A property which was searched by armed police officers this morning is connected to a Dunedin gang.

Art history at Otago University looks set to be scrapped in twenty twenty after members of the senate voted narrowly in favour of a proposal to get rid of the programme.


  • Children's entertainer Rainbow Rosalind is set to perform with the Dunedin Youth Orchestra early next month.

    The one-off free concert aims to make classical music more fun and accessible to children.

  • This week is New Zealand Chinese Language Week, and school pupils learning Mandarin have been receiving additional lessons in Chinese culture.

    At Dunedin's Columba College, pupils are getting the chance to learn more about the culture behind the language.

  • Pupils from a Dunedin high school have won the New Zealand Challenge Shield in aerobics and come second in hip hop dancing.

    Their teachers say their success is down to the hard work they've put in to mastering their routines since the start of the year.

  • An early Dunedin confectionery factory has been recognised for its historical value.

    Heritage New Zealand has listed the former Romison's Confectionery Works building in Great King Street as a category two historic place.

    Designed in nineteen ten, the triple-brick building is home to the University Book Shop.

    Heritage New Zealand say the building was built for Russian Jewish emigrant Julius Romison, who arrived in Dunedin during the mid eighteen eighties.

  • Otago University proctor Dave Scott has acknowledged he was wrong to enter a flat while no-one was home and confiscate bongs, but says he doesn't think his actions make him a criminal.

    Scott fronted a media conference this afternoon, and says with the benefit of hindsight he was wrong to enter the flat and he wouldn't make the same mistake again.

  • Crawling through mud-filled ditches, dodging barbed wire and navigating deep ponds seems to have retained its appeal for Dunedin locals...

    The fifth Mud, Sweat and Tears event in Mosgiel over the weekend has been declared the most popular yet...

    The event at the Wingatui Racecourse attracted more than seven hundred people this year.

    It's designed to be as competitive as the entrants want it to be, and is raced over 5 or 10 kilometres.

    People aged 13 and over are able to compete, either individually or in groups.


  • 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.

  • More than six thousand Southland and Otago pupils have embraced Maori and Pasifika culture in Invercargill this week.

    The annual Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust's Polyfest drew schools from far and wide to perform on stage.

  • A new campaign is using familiar faces in a bid to change attitudes towards bowel cancer.

    The Southern District Health Board's new campaign features eight well-known people from the south.

    The aim is to encourage more people to take part in the National Bowel Screening Programme.