Tuesday 18th December, 2018

Dunedin man Bob Newbury has discovered he can make a miniature of himself with a printer.

As a result, the miniature traction engine he spent many years building, is now complete with the addition of a model of himself as the driver.


Tuesday 18th December, 2018

A leopard seal pup which was born and died on Saint Kilda Beach late last year, has become a new highlight of Otago Museum’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary exhibition.

Kana was the first leopard seal pup known to be born on the New Zealand mainland in decades...

And now scientists are using the pup's demise to learn more about the elusive species.


Monday 17th December, 2018

A young Dunedin couple have spent the past two years transforming an eye-catching empty building into a brewery.

Since returning home from overseas Jono Walker and his partner Emma Parsons have been tinkering away inside the old Blueskin Hotel in Evansdale, building their very own brewery...


Monday 17th December, 2018

Residents forced to evacuate their Dunedin homes on Thursday still don't know when they'll be allowed to return.

Four homes in Saint Clair remain off limits because the City Council considers them to be dangerous, or at risk.


Friday 14th December, 2018

The final curtain is about to fall on Dunedin's Albany street recording studio.

The studio is about to be replaced by a more modern facility as part of the University of Otagos music facilities.

It was built to the specifications of London's Abbey Road, and a host of Dunedin musicians are fare-welling the place by recording a selection of a former student's tunes.


Friday 14th December, 2018

Once only a heartbeat away from disaster, Kathy Howard had plenty to celebrate when she graduated from Otago Polytechnic today.

The thirty one year-old has a rare medical condition and has had to overcome plenty of challenges along the way to academic success.


Thursday 13th December, 2018

It's official - Ben Smith is leaving.

The All Black and Highlanders outside back has signed with French club Pau and leaves New Zealand after next year's Rugby World Cup.


Thursday 13th December, 2018

'You Are My Sunshine' was the last song sung at a vigil for slain English tourist Grace Millane in Dunedin's Octagon last night.

About three hundred people gathered to hear speakers, share sadness and show solidarity, in the face of Miss Millane's death.


Wednesday 12th December, 2018

The Dunedin City Council has shared drone footage of a new footbridge being lifted into place at Ross Creek dam.

Tracks around the dam have been closed while the council carries out work to strengthen the hundred and fifty year-old reservoir.

The council shared video footage of a new footbridge being lifted into place on social media and has told a Dunedin resident it's hoped the tracks will be reopened by the end of the year.

But there's more work to do on footpaths and fencing and the reopening date could be affected by weather.


Wednesday 12th December, 2018

Climate change campaigners have held a 'Carols Against Coal' event in the Octagon today.

The protest was deliberately held at 12 noon, on the twelfth day of the twelfth month.

The group says the number is significant, as some environmentalists believe the world has just twelve years left to reduce global warming.