A spate of earthquakes and floods in New Zealand this week, have many of us wondering how we would cope if caught up in a natural disaster.
Christchurch-based author Paul Gorman is speaking on crisis communication, at a Dunedin science conference.
As part of our southern focus on the local body elections, tonight we meet the candidates standing for mayor of Central Otago.
'The South Today' was at a candidates forum in Alexandra, organised by the Otago Chamber of Commerce and Otago Daily Times.
Most residents should have received their local body elections voting packs in the mail by now.
Tonight we're joined by Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council electoral officer Pam Jordan, who's going to explain the ins and outs of voting.