Thursday, February 27, 2020Dunedin

Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa, or VICTA, is running a series of workshops following recent, and ongoing, changes to Dunedin's traffic system.

Author Lynley Hood is a spokesperson for people with visual impairments, and says being without a car can be a shock for some people.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020Dunedin

The first of three new recycling hubs in Dunedin was officially opened this morning.

The $80,000 hub has been installed in Moray Place and its official unveiling was marked with a ribbon pulling ceremony.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020Dunedin

A scheme to cut back on wasted food in cafes was launched in Dunedin this week.

The new approach uses a mobile app which connects the public to food retailers and eateries with discounted surplus food.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020Dunedin

Plenty of people across the South are dreaming of winning big tonight with Lotto's $42 million Powerball set to be drawn in a few hours.

Business has been brisk for one of Otago's luckiest Lotto outlets, with some customers hoping the store's past success will increase their chances.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020Dunedin

After losing against the Crusaders last week, the Highlanders rugby team are hoping to apply lessons learned when they face the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.

The match will be the first since the start of the University year and players are hoping for some extra motivation from a crowd of cheering students.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020Dunedin

A well-travelled ladies hand warmer from the 19th century, which is now on display in the Otago Museum, has been visited by a descendant of the original owner

Canadian donor Laurie Hardy travelled to Dunedin to see the rare 19th century emperor penguin skin muff, which had earlier made 'the long journey home' back to Dunedin from North America.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020Dunedin

The site of the Dunedin hospital build was blessed on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the demolition phase which is set to begin this week.

Health Minister David Clark says the Government is living up to its promise to begin the earth-working phase by September's general election.

Monday, February 24, 2020Dunedin

The Dunedin City Council voted unanimously for proposed changes to the bylaws governing footpath use to go to public consultation.

A report from staff on changes to the Mobile Trading bylaw was presented to councillors on Monday afternoon's council meeting.

Monday, February 24, 2020Dunedin

The colour, the sights, and - above all else - the sounds, made Bland Park anything BUT, during the Waitati Music Festival on Saturday.

More than 1,000 people made the most of 12 hours of nonstop music across three stages -- in a genre-bending line-up, that included everything from poetry and folk, to dance music, punk rock and reggae.

Monday, February 24, 2020Dunedin

Memorial Park in Mosgiel was the place to be on Sunday with the annual Party in The Park entertaining a crowd of hundreds.

Organisers say, after their experiment to hold the event at a nearby sports field, they're happy to have returned to their original location.

Friday, February 21, 2020Dunedin

A Italian tourist whose van broke down near Tapanui has now got a farming job and become part of the local community.

Alberto Candido found himself on an unexpected adventure, helping out with the community’s response when flood hit two weeks ago.

Friday, February 21, 2020Dunedin

One of Dunedin's major furniture stores says the Covid-19 virus is delaying its orders from China.

My Mate John’s Furniture Warehouse imports most of its stock from China, and the company's director says they're already experiencing delays.

Friday, February 21, 2020Dunedin

Four runners managed to beat the bells, at this year's race around the University Of Otago Registry building.

Hosted by the Hill City-University athletic club as part of Orientation, the objective of the race is to circle the clock tower within the time it takes to chime 12.

Friday, February 21, 2020Dunedin

A new mural being painted in central Dunedin hopes to push a serious health message out into the wider community.

Dunedin artist Guy Howard-Smith is painting a huge mural, with a smokefree message, on the side of an office building in Great King Street.

Thursday, February 20, 2020Dunedin

The Dunedin public are invited to pop-in on the monthly information sessions at South Dunedin's library to learn more about the geology of the area.

At the sessions will be scientists and experts keen to explain the results of a recent drilling programme carried out by the Otago Regional Council.