Friday, December 15, 2017Invercargill

A Southland woman has stepped in to ensure Invercargill’s big Christmas Day lunch event carries on this year.

Melissa Aitken has picked up the job after Mayor Tim Shadbolt, who has organised the lunch for the past three years, dropped out due to personal reasons.

[ Anyone wishing to donate food to this event should contact melissa@melissafitness.co.nz ]


Friday, December 15, 2017Dunedin

Drop-in sessions were held by the Dunedin City Council this week to address concerns about work on stormwater and wastewater pipes in North East Valley.

Almost 13 kilometres of pipes are being replaced from next year.


Friday, December 15, 2017Dunedin

The mysteries of the teenage brain are being unlocked by neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis.
Wallis took to the schools of Dunedin this week to share the tools and tips for raising healthy teenagers in the 21st Century.


Friday, December 15, 2017Dunedin

It may be a bit early but a chap in a familiar red suit has been seen around the south.
In Dunedin a man answering to the name Santa Clause was spotted in a mall, and later near a school.


Thursday, December 14, 2017Invercargill

A former Invercargill police officer pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder when he appeared in the Invercargill High Court this morning.

Benjamin Peter Mclean, a police officer for 10 years, shot and killed his wife, and wounded her new partner, on Anzac Day.


Thursday, December 14, 2017Invercargill

A former Invercargill police officer pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder when he appeared in the Invercargill High Court this morning.

Benjamin Peter Mclean, a police officer for 10 years, shot and killed his wife, and wounded her new partner, on Anzac Day.


Thursday, December 14, 2017Dunedin

They got the about- bit right - it was a shame about the round.

Go Bus yesterday took one of its vehicles for a test drive around a new roundabout at a busy intersection in St Clair, and things did not go exactly to plan.


Thursday, December 14, 2017Dunedin

The population of wild rats is growing in seaside areas such as Portobello and Anderson's Bay this summer according to reports on social media today.


Thursday, December 14, 2017Invercargill

A grant of nearly ten-thousand dollars was handed over to the Invercargill MenzShed yesterday.
The not-for-profit organisation opened its doors in August to give men, and women, the space and tools to pursue their hobbies.


Thursday, December 14, 2017Dunedin

University of Otago graduates were advised at their graduation ceremony yesterday to keep pace with technology.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017Invercargill

Invercargill police are planning to investigate a video showing a kitten being stoned to death.
The video, said to have been filmed in a small Southland town, has caused a huge outcry on social media. A warning to viewers, some people may find the topic of this story upsetting.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017Invercargill

The Invercargill City Council is calling for volunteers to roll up their sleeves and help clean up the central business district next year.

A large working-bee is set to paint and polish buildings in the city centre in time for the Burt Munro Challenge.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017Invercargill

Disturbing video footage has come to light of a North Island greyhound trainer allegedly using live rabbits as bait during training session with his dogs.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017Dunedin

Two year 12 Queens High School students will have a shot at fame next year.

Shyann Smith will take on Hollywood and Krystal O'Gorman is off to seek her fortune on the London stage - provided they can find the money to get there.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017Dunedin

The Dunedin Ice Skating Club is putting on a Christmas show this weekend based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen.
The show features some of New Zealand's champion figure skaters.