Friday 18th August, 2017

Thousands of students across New Zealand have kept silent today to acknowledge victims of homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying.

In Dunedin, about 30 Logan Park High School students from Years eight to 13 took part in Day of Silence... a nationwide campaign to give a voice to young people who identify as lesbian, trans, intersex and bisexual.

Students taped their mouths shut, held cards, and tattooed messages on themselves to highlight this year's theme - unlearning homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.


Friday 18th August, 2017

The DCC says the boil water notice which affected parts of Dunedin has been lifted.

However, residents and businesses in the affected areas MUST FLUSH all taps at their properties for 10 – 15 minutes before drinking water from those taps.

There are other things that need to be done to help remove any residual untreated water from their systems.

The council asks that people visit the council's website for information and advice.


Friday 18th August, 2017

The Dunedin branch of Land Search and Rescue NZ now has a more highly visible and uniform appearance.

After around a year of fundraising through quiz nights, street appeals and more, the 50 plus members have shiny new jackets.


Friday 18th August, 2017

The rescheduled World’s Steepest Street Party, and Jaffa race is due to begin at 11am tomorrow.

At 12.30pm three Cadbury Jaffa Races will be run by Make-a-Wish, Surf Life Saving New Zealand and Parents Centre, with up to 25,000 Jaffa’s in each race.

The free Jaffa Race buses will shuttle between Cadbury World (Cumberland Street stand 4) and Baldwin Street, regularly from 10.45am until 2pm.

It's a sight you just have to see to believe. Grab a free bus to get down to the action early.


Thursday 17th August, 2017

Next February will have Dunedin taking its turn to host the New Zealand Masters Games.

The South Today attended last night's launch.


Thursday 17th August, 2017

Patients at Dunedin hospital stepped out of their pyjamas and beds today.

'Sit Up, Get Dressed, and Keep Moving' is an initiative by Southern DHB which aims to minimise the impact of being bed-bound while in hospital.


Thursday 17th August, 2017

New Zealand Post has announced the end of the 'Fast Post' service.

The E tū union says its an end of an era for postal services, but believes not all hope is lost, as online shopping may save some jobs.


Thursday 17th August, 2017

Reacting to the contamination of the central city and north Dunedin water supply the Dunedin City Council is flushing 8 million litres of water through the system.

The first water purity tests came back negative for toxins or bacteria last night, but the council and district health board aren't taking any chances.


Thursday 17th August, 2017

Reacting to the contamination of the central city and north Dunedin water supply the Dunedin City Council is flushing 8 million litres of water through the system.

The first water purity tests came back negative for toxins or bacteria last night, but the council and district health board aren't taking any chances.


Thursday 17th August, 2017

Scientists at the University of Otago have used DNA to debunk the idea that a particular species of penguin in Australian ever existed.

The South Today went to the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago to find out more.