Friday, March 24, 2017Dunedin

The Dunedin City Council is calling on central government to redevelop Dunedin Hospital in the centre of the city.

The council also wants a clear commitment that a top-flight teaching hospital will be retained for Dunedin and the wider Otago/Southland region.

Friday, March 24, 2017Dunedin

Go Bus in Dunedin has welcomed the first four of 16 new buses for its urban routes, well ahead of schedule.

The 16 vehicles were originally slated for an August delivery from their assemblers Kiwi Bus Builders in Tauranga. They are now starting to appear on services as part of the company’s new contract with Otago Regional Council.

The buses are part of a $7 million investment in the Go Bus urban fleet for the city; the largest investment in a Dunedin bus fleet since the 1980s.

Friday, March 24, 2017Dunedin

Since 2012 St Leonards School has held an art auction, and it is that time of the year again.

This evening the school's historic hall will be filled with beautiful pieces, as art aficionados help to raise funds for the small school.

Friday, March 24, 2017Dunedin

A Dunedin department store joined the other outlets in the chain to take part in the Shave for a Cure event.

$7,000 was raised in Dunedin, part of $50,000 raised across the South Island.

Friday, March 24, 2017Dunedin

Nehma Vitols from Sydney’s University of Technology has just taken out the First Place prize at iD Emerging Designer with her collection, ‘XXX’.

Vitols used the scraps left behind in production process to de-construct classic wardrobe items.

Friday, March 24, 2017Queenstown

Queenstown is scheduled to have a new five star hotel by the middle of spring.

Construction is well underway on the $35 million, 69-room hotel in Brunswick St, behind the Rydges Lakeland Resort.

Thursday, March 23, 2017Queenstown

Hopes a new strain of the rabbit killing virus RHD might be released this autumn have been dashed.

The virus is now not likely to be available until at least March next year. That has led to a call to farmers not to take matters into their own hands, as they did twenty years ago.

Thursday, March 23, 2017Dunedin

An event held at Dunedin Public Library at the weekend featured 15 different languages and performers, dance, puppets, music and song.

The International Storytelling Festival took a journey around the world, through the stories of some of Dunedin’s diverse cultures.

A kapa haka group welcomed the waiting parents and children, and performers offered stories from their respective homelands.

Thursday, March 23, 2017Dunedin

Dunedin's iD fashion week is approaching the pointy end of the needle, with the Emerging Designers show this evening.

However last night at the Dunedin Public Library patrons had a chance for a genteel stroll down fashion's memory lane.

Thursday, March 23, 2017Queenstown

Miki Brown and Sam Maxwell are two Queenstown-based musicians who have taken advantage of assistance from the Rock Formation Trust.

The South Today sat down with the pair to learn more about how the trust has helped them develop as musicians.

Thursday, March 23, 2017Queenstown

After a hiatus of a year, Central Otago's Wool On Creative Fashion event is back.

The annual event, which used to be held alongside October's Alexandra Blossom Festival, has grown into a separate entity.

Thursday, March 23, 2017Oamaru

Estimated costs for the Waitaki District Council's cultural facility development project have increased by 33%.

However project chairman Councillor Hugh Perkins says the increase will not affect ratepayers.

The now $6 million amalgamation of the Forrester Gallery, North Otago Museum and Waitaki District Archive will require the council to up its ante. Perkins says the extra funds will come from depreciation reserves set aside for the Forrester Gallery.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017Queenstown

Justin Bieber went from dancing shirtless with an elderly lady in Arrowtown on Monday night to swinging backwards 200 meters over the famous Shotover River in Queenstown.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017Dunedin

iD Fashion Week judges in Dunedin are at this moment sifting through entries in the Emerging Designer category looking for winners.

The designers are showing their creations at the Dunedin's Railway Station for the first time, allowing the public get up close and personal with the garments.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017Dunedin

The Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council is planning to co-ordinate a meeting of city groups to discuss how the Edinburgh Of The South could look in 2040.

The topic has been raised as it was International Race Relations Day yesterday.