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