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Queenstown's biggest marathon to date has seen more than eleven thousand runners take to the resort’s streets in surprise sunshine on Saturday.

The outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis has seen cattle shows cancelled throughout the South Island.

Archaeologists have been digging up part of an Arrowtown golf course to uncover the remaining ruins of an Irish family's nineteenth century home.

Oamaru's annual Victorian heritage celebrations wrapped up yesterday with an old-time fete in the town's historic precinct.

MetService says surface flooding and slips are possible in Dunedin and eastern Otago after upgrading its severe weather watch for heavy rain to a warning.

Dunedin broadcaster and city councillor Neil Collins has died after an illness.


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    International relations specialist Professor Robert Patman is warning the Migrant Caravan travelling through Mexico is producing significant tension in the United States.

    Thousands of people fleeing violence and poverty in Central American nations are moving en masse in search of a better life in the US.

    In the first episode of the ODT's new fortnightly international affairs programme, Global Insight, Professor Patman spells out those tensions.

  • The Otago Regional Council says the opening of Dunedin's bus hub has been delayed again, so nearby retailers can enjoy a longer Christmas shopping period.

    Businesses in the street have mixed opinions on the break in work, but are united in their frustration at the council.

    Construction is scheduled to finish at the end of February, and the hub in Great King Street will be operational in early March instead of January.

    The original planned opening date was last May.

    Businesses on the street have been hit hard by the construction.

  • Thanks for staying with us.This month marks a hundred years since the guns fell silent on the battlefields of World War One.

    The signing of the armistice put an end to four years of fighting, although the legacy of the war is still being felt today.

    Tonight we bring you the third and final part in our series, looking at the challenges soldiers faced on returning to New Zealand, told by three of Dunedin's most prominent historians.

  • South Otago A&P Society is taking a different approach to their cattle section this year.

    Prompting a southern dairy farm to hold its own open day recently as larger events are on hold due to Mycoplasma bovis.

  • A first-time animal fosterer is thrilled to be opening up her home to a family of felines.

    Dunedin woman Jess Cripps is encouraging more people to take the step as the SPCA prepares for kitten season.

  • Dunedin primary and intermediate teachers and principals have held a five-minute silence in the Octagon as part of their strike action.

    Around six hundred teachers and principals met at the Regent Theatre this morning to discuss the Ministry of Education's latest pay offer.


  • Every pair of shoes in Kevin Downie's extensive collection is laced with memories from his past.

    Now, the Invercargill footwear fanatic is sharing those memories, by showing just a fraction of his huge collection in an exhibition opening today.

  • Two Invercargill thespians are taking a new approach to solving a decline in theatre audience numbers — start ’em young.

    Performing artists Sarah McCarthy and Jade Gillies arranged for about two thousand Southland school pupils to attend a show in Invercargill recently hoping to get kids hooked on theatre.

  • A special exhibition to honour Southlanders who fought and died in World War One, has opened in Invercargill.

    The city council, together with the likes of Southland Museum and Art Gallery have collaborated to create the multi-faceted exhibition.

  • Working with the dead can be a thankless job, and after more than two decades of doing so, one Invercargill man is finally being recognised.

    Southland mortuary technician Bill Little has been awarded the unsung hero award at the Southern Excellence Awards, and says he fell into the job by chance.

  • Matt Zenovich has produced a powerful performance to confirm his hometown hero status on the first stage of the SBS Bank Tour of Southland.

    Zenovich won a three man sprint up the main street of Lumsden to claim victory in the one hundred and seventy kilometre stage from Invercargill, to claim the yellow jersey.

    The event got underway in Invercargill yesterday, with the opening team time-trial prologue around Queens Park.

    It was chance for teams to stretch their legs and test their combinations ahead of a hard week of racing on the Southland roads.

  • It was a colourful end to the school term for Fernworth Primary School in Invercargill today.

    The school celebrated a term of good behaviour with a colour run.

    Pupils couldn’t escape the clouds of coloured chalk being thrown from all angles by teachers.

    Teacher Rebecca Watson says every time the pupils showed respect during the term, they were given a vote for their end-of-term reward...and the colour run was the winner by far.