Friday 17th January, 2020

The sky could be the limit for a fantasy role playing game created in the 1970s.

These school holidays a local 'dungeon master' is sharing his Dungeons and Dragons experience points with some younger fighting fantasy fans.


Friday 17th January, 2020

After flying seriously ill children to Starship Hospital, Dunedin man Tony McCombe wanted to give something back.

And Thursday he did just that, launching a programme called 'Uplift in Kind', which is set to lift the spirits of less fortunate children.


Friday 17th January, 2020

Mark Wellington cherished the final years he spent with his wife after she was diagnosed with blood cancer.

Now he wants Pharmac to make good on its promise to fund other life-saving cancer drugs.


Friday 17th January, 2020

The renovation of Dunedin's former prison has received a funding boost towards stage two of its refurbishment project.

The donation is set to go towards beginning re-roofing and repainting the cell blocks of the 124-year-old building.


Thursday 16th January, 2020

School pupils from around the country are learning more about the surprising world of nanochemistry by creating bright colours in fluids.

More than 360 secondary school pupils are attending the University of Otago latest Hands-on at Otago programme this week, exploring study options at the university.


Wednesday 15th January, 2020

Solutions to the annual rubbish problem in the student quarter are being sought, after furniture from flats was dumped on footpaths around North Dunedin in recent weeks.

While a Dunedin City Council inspection of the student area in December last year found the streets mostly clean and tidy, another inspection last week found furniture, rubbish and mattresses dumped on footpaths.

The DCC has spent eight and a half thousand dollars in recent weeks removing twenty six truckloads of waste from the campus area.


Wednesday 15th January, 2020

Megan Fairley has been thinking how to make the best of a bad situation for a couple of years.

Before she was laid off from Dunedin’s Cadbury Factory in 2018, she bought the last box of Caramilk to come off the Dunedin factory line - and has now found a worthy cause to raise funds for.


Tuesday 14th January, 2020

Thousands of students were welcomed to the University of Otago for this year's Summer School with a free BBQ and backyard cricket.

Over one-and-a-half thousand students sitting school papers with a full course, crammed into six weeks of study.


Tuesday 14th January, 2020

For the first time people will be able to roll, as well as run, down the Dunedin Airport runway in an annual fundraiser.

Set to take-off on February 2, the 'Run the Runway' event this year will include mobility scooters and wheelchairs.


Tuesday 14th January, 2020

A group of naturists frolicked in the surf of a Dunedin beach on the longest day this summer.

Organisers say they've been taking their kit off at the beach for several years in an annual ritual to celebrate the summer solstice.