Tuesday, July 17, 2018Dunedin

American Pulitzer Prize winning musician Kendrick Lamar continues his Australasian tour at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.

Promoters estimate around 16 thousand tickets have been sold for the event, and the atmosphere in the town has been building throughout the day.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018Queenstown

The finance minister is in Queenstown with some simple advice: Think more like you're in Auckland.

It's one of the strongest pieces of advice Grant Robertson shared at a meeting today.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018Dunedin

A senior fire officer is praising members of the public who rallied to help at the scene of a fatal Dunedin crash yesterday, before emergency services arrived.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Senior Station Officer Mark Leonard says several members of the public had provided assistance, including initial first aid for the person in the vehicle.

He says other members of the public also worked to try to stabilise the crashed vehicle to stop it from tipping over.

A motorist died after a late model Nissan Leaf electric car hit a pole near the top of Stuart Street.

The police serious crash unit is investigating.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018Dunedin

Dunedin's environment might be set to get a little cleaner after the addition of a new air quality monitor on Albany Street.

And it could be the start of a network of similar machines across the region.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018Invercargill

There’s an element of mystery surrounding the latest exhibition at the Invercargill Public Art Gallery.

The exhibition, titled Untitled, Undated, Unknown, features works from the gallery’s collection, all of which are missing some vital information.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018Dunedin

The Highlanders are hoping for a better showing in Sydney this weekend as they prepare to take on the Waratahs in week one of the Super rugby play-offs.

It's the fifth season in a row the Highlanders have made the play-offs, with this week's clash shaping up to be a high-scoring encounter...


Monday, July 16, 2018Dunedin

Work has begun on a seven million dollar connection that will eventually link the city and Port Chalmers.

One part of the project which has raised questions from the public is a shared cycleway and walking bridge across the water of Leith.


Monday, July 16, 2018Dunedin

A visiting Melbourne Rebels rugby player has been bailed after an alleged assault in Dunedin yesterday.

28-year-old Amanaki Lelei Mafi appeared in Dunedin's District Court this morning.

Mafi is charged with Injuring with Intent to Injure following an alleged attack on a fellow team mate early on Sunday.

Neither he nor Rebels team director Tony Thorpe had anything to say to the media as they left the courthouse.

He has been remanded without plea until August the third and is excused from appearing at that date.

Mafi is bailed to a Melbourne address for the next two months and a Japanese apartment for the following three.


Monday, July 16, 2018Invercargill

Southland youth have been using different mediums of art to tell the stories of their history and culture.

Storytelling is the theme for this year's Polyfest Arts Exhibition which has received over three hundred entries from early childhood classes through to Year 13 pupils.


Monday, July 16, 2018Dunedin

A goat in a coat, afloat in a boat; no joke.
It reads like a Dr Seuss fantasy but for residents at the seaside village of Purakaunui, 30 minutes north of Dunedin, this is part of daily life.

Purakaunui resident Dan, who declined to give his last name is known locally as Dan the goat man, after he adopted a young goat nine years ago as a pet.

He says his goat, known as Alex Kidd, is house-trained, car-trained and boat-trained.

The pair cross the Purakaunui inlet by boat, going over the bar and heading around Potato Point to go camping along the coast.

Dan says the baby feral goat was picked up by two snowboarders at Arthurs Point near Queenstown, but he adopted it from them, after the novelty of caring for the animal wore off.


Monday, July 16, 2018Dunedin

The International Science Festival continues this week in Dunedin.

Members of the public were recently given the chance to see a live demonstration of the possible effects of climate change.


Monday, July 16, 2018Dunedin

Picking up rubbish could get win you a prize, thanks to the efforts of a student at the Otago Polytechnic.

The Click n' Pick Challenge encourages Dunedin people to pick up at least one piece of rubbish a day for twelve days, to go into the draw to win an original painting.


Friday, July 13, 2018Dunedin

Residents of Mt Allan properties left practically inaccessible since flooding last year say the authorities have washed their hands of the situation.

It's been a year since flooding left forestry debris or slash across the access road making it impassable.


Friday, July 13, 2018Dunedin

Harness racing at Dunedin's Forbury Park last night saw Alicia Harrison leading the New Zealand Junior Driver Championship.

She told the South Today her success was down to studying the racing form of the other competitors.


Friday, July 13, 2018Invercargill

A Southland team of film-makers have once again made it to the grand finals of the 48 Hour Film Competition.

Team Super Furious Ninja Dragons were yesterday announced as a wild-card entry into the grand-finals for the second year running.