Wednesday 18th October, 2017

Iconic New Zealand confectionery lines jaffas and pineapple lumps are to be made in Australia.

Mondelez International says it can't find a New Zealand manufacturer which could produce the necessary quantities.

The multinational company says 360 Dunedin people will lose their production roles when the factory closes.

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has stated she doesn't believe Mondelez International ever wanted to keep the historic factory open.


Wednesday 18th October, 2017

Police have today released audio with Bill English in which he recalls a conversation with former MP Todd Barclay about secret recordings.

The police investigation began after Mr Barclay's former electorate staff member Glenys Dickson complained Barclay had secretly recorded her private conversations.

The release has been made on the day Winston Peters and NZ First hold a meeting to decide who to form the next government with.


Wednesday 18th October, 2017

An unnamed albatross is the last of celebrity albatross Toroa's brood of 23 babies at the Otago Peninsula Trust Colony to fledge this season.


Wednesday 18th October, 2017

The felling of a tree in Mosgiel has frustrated a woman on whose boundary the tree was growing.

The tree shared a boundary with a property developer who wanted the tree gone.


Wednesday 18th October, 2017

The Public Health Association doesn't believe Dunedin's new hospital will be a magic panacea.

A leading public health specialist says healthcare is a much wider picture than just bricks and mortar.


Wednesday 18th October, 2017

60-year-old Stephen Findlay, of Seacliff has been jailed for 11 years for the murder of his neighbour.

Findlay pleaded guilty in the High Court to the murder of 54-year-old Sharon Diane Comerford.


Wednesday 18th October, 2017

The Taxpayers' Union believes Otago residents deserve to know why former Chief Executive of Delta, Grady Cameron received a payout of nearly a million dollars.

The union's Executive Director Jordan Williams says Delta and its former CEO should reveal the reasons for the payout.

Grady Cameron resigned earlier this year and the organisation is refusing to give details of the pay-out, citing a confidentiality agreement.

The Taxpayers Union says where Delta is a council owned company, ratepayers have a right to know.


Tuesday 17th October, 2017

Local ingenuity has helped resurrect a two thousand four hundred-year-old mummy.

Real human hair, a new hairdo and a touch of make-up was employed, and the team behind the research for the facial reconstruction is also all local.


Tuesday 17th October, 2017

Dunedin's Heritage Festival is now in its second week with numerous events available to the public on a daily basis.

Wednesday includes an evening lecture about Dunedin's architectural history.


Monday 16th October, 2017

Riders Against Teenage Suicide streamed into Dunedin on Saturday in support of the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust.