Tuesday 17th July, 2018

The Highlanders are hoping for a better showing in Sydney this weekend as they prepare to take on the Waratahs in week one of the Super rugby play-offs.

It's the fifth season in a row the Highlanders have made the play-offs, with this week's clash shaping up to be a high-scoring encounter...


Tuesday 17th July, 2018

Dunedin's environment might be set to get a little cleaner after the addition of a new air quality monitor on Albany Street.

And it could be the start of a network of similar machines across the region.


Tuesday 17th July, 2018

A senior fire officer is praising members of the public who rallied to help at the scene of a fatal Dunedin crash yesterday, before emergency services arrived.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Senior Station Officer Mark Leonard says several members of the public had provided assistance, including initial first aid for the person in the vehicle.

He says other members of the public also worked to try to stabilise the crashed vehicle to stop it from tipping over.

A motorist died after a late model Nissan Leaf electric car hit a pole near the top of Stuart Street.


Tuesday 17th July, 2018

American Pulitzer Prize winning musician Kendrick Lamar continues his Australasian tour at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.

Promoters estimate around 16 thousand tickets have been sold for the event, and the atmosphere in the town has been building throughout the day.


Monday 16th July, 2018

Picking up rubbish could get win you a prize, thanks to the efforts of a student at the Otago Polytechnic.

The Click n' Pick Challenge encourages Dunedin people to pick up at least one piece of rubbish a day for twelve days, to go into the draw to win an original painting.


Monday 16th July, 2018

The International Science Festival continues this week in Dunedin.

Members of the public were recently given the chance to see a live demonstration of the possible effects of climate change.


Monday 16th July, 2018

A goat in a coat, afloat in a boat; no joke.
It reads like a Dr Seuss fantasy but for residents at the seaside village of Purakaunui, 30 minutes north of Dunedin, this is part of daily life.

Purakaunui resident Dan, who declined to give his last name is known locally as Dan the goat man, after he adopted a young goat nine years ago as a pet.

He says his goat, known as Alex Kidd, is house-trained, car-trained and boat-trained.

The pair cross the Purakaunui inlet by boat, going over the bar and heading around Potato Point to go camping along the coast.


Monday 16th July, 2018

A visiting Melbourne Rebels rugby player has been bailed after an alleged assault in Dunedin yesterday.

28-year-old Amanaki Lelei Mafi appeared in Dunedin's District Court this morning.

Mafi is charged with Injuring with Intent to Injure following an alleged attack on a fellow team mate early on Sunday.

Neither he nor Rebels team director Tony Thorpe had anything to say to the media as they left the courthouse.

He has been remanded without plea until August the third and is excused from appearing at that date.


Monday 16th July, 2018

Work has begun on a seven million dollar connection that will eventually link the city and Port Chalmers.

One part of the project which has raised questions from the public is a shared cycleway and walking bridge across the water of Leith.


Friday 13th July, 2018

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger has made some big changes to the team named to play the Rebels in Dunedin on Saturday.

He says they're more than ready to take on the Australian team.