Tuesday, July 16, 2019Dunedin

Dunedin's Baldwin Street is no longer the 'world's steepest street.'

A street in Harleck, a town in North Wales, has this morning been officially awarded the title of World's Steepest, on the Guinness World Records website.

But for Baldwin Street residents, tired of 'tourist intrusion,' it's not all bad news.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Dunedin

The 'Otago Daily Times Enchanted Express' was fully laden with aspiring 'witches and wizards,' for its inaugural journey on Tuesday morning.

The train trip is one element of the 'Enchanted Dunedin Festival,' organised by Allied Press to fill the gap left by the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Queenstown

A famous Australian hairdresser has paid a visit to Queenstown, to give a masterclass at the new 'Iron and Ivy Hair and Beauty salon.'

Jules Tognini is an award-winning 'hairdresser and educator,' as well as being an 'international ambassador for some of the biggest brands in the industry.'


Monday, July 15, 2019Dunedin

A 1000 year old street in Wales may snatch the title of 'world's steepest street' from Dunedin's Baldwin Street later this week.

Supporters of both are nervously awaiting the 'Guinness World Records decision' on which street is officially the steepest.


Monday, July 15, 2019Dunedin

One of Dunedin's brightest young entrepreneurs plans to relocate her 'booming poi-making business' from her living room to Cargill Enterprises.

Twelve year-old, Georgia Latu, started making sets of poi in her living room, before the business took off following exposure on TV.


Monday, July 15, 2019Queenstown

After three years, 34 countries, and the occasional tow through the Australian outback, the journey is almost over for an E-car exponent.

The Dutch traveller arrived in Queenstown over the weekend, in his electric car, which he's driven from the Netherlands to New Zealand.


Monday, July 15, 2019Dunedin

Otago University graduate and Rhodes scholar, Jean Balchin, has just finished her first year at Oxford.

The ODT columnist and former Dunedin student said, "her first year at the prestigious school has been awesome, but not without issues."


Friday, July 12, 2019Dunedin

A veteran Dunedin chimney sweep, is advising people with wood burners to keep up-to-date with having their chimneys cleaned.

This message came just before Alexandra firefighters, were having to extinguish a fire caused by a soot-clogged chimney on Wednesday.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Invercargill

Burning beehives would have to be one of the most difficult things for a beekeeper to do - it's also an experience, increasing number of Southland apiarists will have to face.

The hives are being burned to stop the spreading of destructive bee-killing disease American Foulbrood.

And one Southland beekeeper says ignorance is a major contributor to the disease being spread.


Thursday, July 11, 2019Dunedin
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A painting by musician and art critic Chris Knox, is now taking pride of place at Dunedin's quirky Museum of Natural Mystery.

Knox was the front man of Dunedin band The Enemy, a band which kick-started "The Dunedin Sound", and Knox has created a painting of how the band looked in 1977.


Thursday, July 11, 2019Dunedin
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A child prodigy in Dunedin has been lauded as one of the youngest people ever to complete a first-year tertiary qualification in music.

Nine-year-old Nathanael Koh received an ATCL musical theory diploma from Trinity College in London, and he plans to incorporate music into a career when he grows up.


Thursday, July 11, 2019Queenstown

A new football academy teaching children to play like a pro as well as providing opportunities to play in overseas tournaments has kicked off in Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Since its launch in May, the Whitmarsh Academy has already more than 170 children taking part in its after-school programmes.


Thursday, July 11, 2019Dunedin

This week Dunedin theatre-goers are being treated to the biennial Gang Show put on by Scouts and Girl Guides at the Mayfair Theatre.

At the helm of the musical revue are Noel and Sue Walker, who have directed the show for 40 years.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019Dunedin

A giant skyscraper designed in Dunedin could soon be towering over the skyline in a major city in southern China.

The 85-storey Lilium Tower has been designed at Dunedin's Architecture Van Brandenburg, taking three months to create.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019Dunedin

Otago University students are returning for the semester with ReOrientation well underway.

Wednesday's Clubs day with all manner of recreational entertainment is on offer to those considering new ways to use their free time.