Tuesday, January 21, 2020Queenstown

Twenty people are injured, including two seriously, after a bus rolled on Glenorchy-Queenstown Road about 7km southwest of Queenstown.

Police say the crash happened just before 2pm and the road, just south of Closeburn Road, is blocked.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Dunedin

A University of Otago academic says climate change may be responsible for fish from warmer waters being caught in Otago waters.

Professor Steve Wing says these waters were once too cold for kingfish, but it didn't stop a visiting retired pastor from hauling up a whopper this week.


Monday, January 20, 2020Queenstown

A Queenstown tourism giant has begun building a village for its staff at Walter Peak, in response to rising Queenstown rents.

Real Journey's has spent 1.5 million dollars on three new houses for staff at Walter Peak High Country Farm.


Monday, January 20, 2020Oamaru

A new dawn in the space age is set to break at Oamaru Airport.

A memorandum of understanding between the Waitaki District Council and aerospace company Dawn Aerospace could mean space flight from the North Otago town later this year.


Monday, January 20, 2020Dunedin

Skipping ropes and croquet were just some of the entertainment at a Victorian-style high tea in Dunedin yesterday.

About 20 members of the Dunedin Steampunk Society made the most of a sunny Sunday in the Dunedin Botanic Garden to enjoy entertainment without electrical gadgets.


Friday, January 17, 2020Dunedin

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.


Friday, January 17, 2020Dunedin

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, January 17, 2020Dunedin

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, January 17, 2020Dunedin

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.


Thursday, January 16, 2020Oamaru

This year's yellow-eyed penguin chicks at Moeraki have been taken into care after three were killed, probably by a ferret.

Nearly all of the 49 chicks born at the two Moeraki colonies are now in the care of Penguin Rescue, with staff staff saying human intervention was the only way to keep them safe.


Thursday, January 16, 2020Dunedin

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, January 15, 2020Queenstown

A man has been charged with dangerous driving, following the death of an elderly woman in a collision on Queentown's Frankton Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services were called the accident involving a motorcycle and two cars, just after 3:30pm.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020Dunedin

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.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020Dunedin

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.

The University of Otago is already providing rubbish skips at eleven different locations for thirteen days each year.

Its now considering further steps to improve the rubbish situation in North Dunedin, but it's not known whether that will mean extra skips.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020Dunedin

Forest and Bird has declared 2020 the year of the seabird.

Building seabirds out of sand can be delicate work, but the future of the creatures is equally precarious.

The Dunedin chapter and the Kiwi Conservation Club have been building seabird sandcastles on St Kilda Beach on Tuesday.