Thursday, November 15, 2018Dunedin

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.


Thursday, November 15, 2018Queenstown

The truckie who witnessed a horror double-fatal accident near Kingston says the nightmare stretch of State Highway 6 is one of New Zealand's most dangerous roads.

Gore truck driver Bruce Moffatt's still struggling to come to terms with seeing the crash on November the first between a car and bus, which left two Americans dead.


Thursday, November 15, 2018Dunedin

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.


Thursday, November 15, 2018Dunedin

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.


Thursday, November 15, 2018Dunedin

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.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dunedin

There's sweet news for the largest crowd-funding campaign in New Zealand's history.

It's been a year since it took less than two days for Dunedin's OCHO chocolate to raise $2 million dollars through crowdfunding platform PledgeMe.

Today the dream became a reality.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dunedin

Dunedin surf life savers have been honing their skills ahead of summer at the beach.

The refresher day has been held at Warrington in preparation for beach patrols starting this weekend.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dunedin

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 part two of our three part series, looking at the challenges soldiers faced on returning to New Zealand, told by three of Dunedin's most prominent historians.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dunedin

A Dunedin father says more boy racers than ever are speeding past his Caversham home, doing burnouts and putting children's lives at risk.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the man is calling on police to step up patrols in the area, in response to the groups of boy racers he says have turned South Road into a race-track.

On Sunday evening, he filmed a group of young people milling about their cars in Caversham Place, suspecting they were arranging a street race.

The two vehicles then lined up, before speeding around the corner into South Road, as one of the cars travelled on the wrong side of the road.

The man says the level of boy racer activity is the highest he's seen while living in Caversham.

Police are encouraging people to make complaints if they see dangerous driving.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dunedin

A smoke-filled room sparked a fire call-out to Dunedin Hospital this morning.

Four fire crews were called to the hospital's Children's Pavilion after staff noticed smoke filling room on the third floor.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand say the smoke had come from a light fitting in the ceiling and was quickly brought under control.

It is praising the swift action of hospital staff who set off the manual smoke alarm, which meant fire fighters arrived within minutes.
Staff were evacuated from the building for a short time.

The cause of the smoke hasn't been determined.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dunedin

A group of people with Type Two diabetes have taken part in a virtual walking, cycling and rowing trip from Dunedin to Invercargill - all in the comfort of their local gym.

The event was organised in recognition of World Diabetes Day tomorrow.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dunedin

Rotary Club of Dunedin president Lisa Wilson says the senseless vandalism of a public barbecue shelter built by the club for the public to enjoy is devastating.

The shelter is part of the club's one hundred and fifty thousand dollar project to beautify the West Harbour shared path, which was only officially opened earlier this year.

The shelter, not far from Otago University's Aquatic Centre, was damaged late last week.

Wilson says it's a community asset and it's a shame someone would deliberately go and vandalise it.

The completed project is maintained by the Dunedin City Council as a public recreation area.

The council intends to contact police about the damage and say the facility will be repaired this week.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dunedin

Former Channel nine news presenter, and more recently former Newshub motorsport reporter, Shaun Summerfield may have the best car job in New Zealand.

The Giltrap Group's head of communications and self-confessed car geek certainly looks like he does, as he helps orchestrate the arrival of 10 supercars into Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dunedin

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 part one of a three part series looking at the signing of the armistice, the aftermath and its legacy, told by three of Dunedin's most prominent historians.


Monday, November 12, 2018Dunedin

Thousands of people gathered around the South in about twenty centres yesterday to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War 1.

More than eighteen thousand New Zealand troops died during the war to end all wars, with the country sustaining its greatest losses in the final year.