Wednesday 19th June, 2019

Schools from across greater Dunedin converged on Forsyth Barr Stadium for the annual metropolitan ripper rugby tournament on Wednesday.

It's one of a series of events around the country with the regional winners heading to the national finals in Wellington later this year.

Tuesday 18th June, 2019

Otago University's Faculty of Dentistry is helping young sportspeople protect their pearly whites by donating 150 mouthguards to schools around New Zealand.

Custom-fitted mouthguards are being sent to many high schools around the country, from Rotorua in the North, to Balclutha in the south.

Tuesday 18th June, 2019

The Highlanders are adamant they're not underdogs heading into their clash against the Crusaders on Friday night in Christchurch.

They've managed to scrape into the play-offs in 8th place, and despite the long odds against them surviving another week, they're confident they can cause an upset.

Tuesday 18th June, 2019

Drivers around Dunedin may encounter a rubbish skip truck with an unusual travelling companion in the passenger seat.

Miss Manny Quinn is a former showroom dummy found in the rubbish who now has a new lease on life.

Monday 17th June, 2019

A Dunedin bartender and waitress has been spending her nights literally playing with fire.

Lauren Dance has been performing as a fire spinner since last November, and now she's passing her skills onto others.

Monday 17th June, 2019

A Dunedin family is warning others to stay vigilant after a large ornate angel went missing from an almost century old family headstone in the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.

And while they aren't expecting to see the angel again, they're hoping the same fate doesn't befall others.

Friday 14th June, 2019

Scientists have identified 63 native species of skink and 43 native species of gecko in New Zealand.

Otago Museum recently received a donation of a quartet of skinks for its collection.

Friday 14th June, 2019

Despite southern gardens looking bleak and devoid of colour over winter, a Dunedin art gallery is full of flowering shrubs and trees this month.

The colourful garden paintings at Milford Gallery are the continuation of life-long themes by Wellington artist Karl Maughan.

Thursday 13th June, 2019

This month a Dunedin self defence instructor is offering classes for Muslim women.

It's one of several courses run by Women's Self Defence Network accredited instructor Bell Murphy.

Thursday 13th June, 2019

More than five hundred secondary school pupils from 17 schools around Otago and South Canterbury, got a chance to perform in the local Big Sing in Dunedin on Wednesday.

The choirs are hoping to be selected to compete with the best of the best from across New Zealand, later this year.