Tuesday, October 17, 2017Invercargill

Property values in Invercargill and Bluff have seen a moderate rise over the past three years, according to Quotable Value.

While the overall valuation rise for the city sits at just over 18%, some areas have increased more than others.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Dunedin

60-year-old Stephen Findlay, of Seacliff has been jailed for 11 years for the murder of his neighbour.

Findlay pleaded guilty in the High Court to the murder of 54-year-old Sharon Diane Comerford.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Queenstown

Queenstown’s Lady of the Lake, the TSS Earnslaw steamship is turning 105 tomorrow.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Queenstown

Singer-songwriter, Grace Jones will perform her first-ever New Zealand show in Queenstown next year.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Invercargill

The America's Cup has been sailing around southern regions over the past few days.

The yachting world's top prize has been enchanting crowds in Oamaru, Timaru, Wanaka, and today made it to Bluff.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Oamaru

The America's Cup has been sailing around southern regions over the past few days.

The yachting world's top prize has been enchanting crowds in Oamaru, Timaru, Wanaka, and today made it to Bluff.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Dunedin

The Public Health Association doesn't believe Dunedin's new hospital will be a magic panacea.

A leading public health specialist says healthcare is a much wider picture than just bricks and mortar.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Dunedin

The felling of a tree in Mosgiel has frustrated a woman on whose boundary the tree was growing.

The tree shared a boundary with a property developer who wanted the tree gone.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Oamaru

The 2017 World Jet Boat Marathon moved south from Canterbury to Otago today, with a day's racing on the Waitakai River.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Queenstown

Queenstown’s Remarkables Primary School students were busy planting 100 native trees earlier this morning with the support of the Wakatipu Reforestation trust and Project Crimson.

New Zealand celebrity chef Josh Emett was there to help.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Invercargill

A team of Invercargill filmmakers has made the grand final of the 48 Hour Film Competition.

The team Super Furious Ninja Dragons have been given a wild card entry into the final - thanks to Sir Peter Jackson.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Dunedin

An unnamed albatross is the last of celebrity albatross Toroa's brood of 23 babies at the Otago Peninsula Trust Colony to fledge this season.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Queenstown

There appears to have been a reprieve for some of the Queenstown school bus services due to be cut by the Ministry of Education.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Dunedin

The Taxpayers' Union believes Otago residents deserve to know why former Chief Executive of Delta, Grady Cameron received a payout of nearly a million dollars.

The union's Executive Director Jordan Williams says Delta and its former CEO should reveal the reasons for the payout.

Grady Cameron resigned earlier this year and the organisation is refusing to give details of the pay-out, citing a confidentiality agreement.

The Taxpayers Union says where Delta is a council owned company, ratepayers have a right to know.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017Dunedin

Police have today released audio with Bill English in which he recalls a conversation with former MP Todd Barclay about secret recordings.

The police investigation began after Mr Barclay's former electorate staff member Glenys Dickson complained Barclay had secretly recorded her private conversations.

The release has been made on the day Winston Peters and NZ First hold a meeting to decide who to form the next government with.

Peters repeatedly attacked English over the matter, using parliamentary question time to ask why he sent 450 texts to Dickson in a year, some in the middle of the night.

At the time, Peters said English had been complicit in a cover-up and should resign.