Monday, May 13, 2019Dunedin

After battling the elements for more than two days, excavators have removed all but one of the recently found moa footprints from their three million-year Maniototo home.

Heavy cutting tools were used to cut the historic prints out from the drained river bed.

Friday, May 10, 2019Dunedin

Former Dunedin musician Malcolm Black has lost his battle with cancer.

The 58-year-old recently visited Dunedin to record 'Songs for my family' to leave for those he's now left behind.

Friday, May 10, 2019Dunedin

A Helicopter landed at Green Island School on Thursday during a fundraising event.

The day also allowed children to wear mufti, but it was the chopper which really blew them away.

Thursday, May 9, 2019Dunedin

It appears more women are breaking into the automotive and mechanical engineering industries.

Otago Polytechnic says the change is emphasised by an unprecedented number of female students this year.

Thursday, May 9, 2019Oamaru

The Oamaru Steam and Rail Society is working hard to improve safety and infrastructure at a busy intersection near its workshop and Harbourside Station.

Volunteers from the society are installing electronic sensors to control the crossings light and barrier arms, as opposed to triggering them manually.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019Dunedin

Taieri Beach School pupil Dannielle Hawkins can breathe easy now that her classmates have learnt the symptoms of asthma and how to help her in the event of an attack.

As part of World Asthma Day, children learnt about what can trigger asthma attacks, what they feel like for asthmatics, and how they can manage an emergency.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019Dunedin

A University of Otago research fellow is encouraging a new generation of school pupils to take an interest in bugs and even build hotels for them to live in.

Doctor Cynthia Winkworth is working with pupils from three Dunedin schools, teaching them how to scientifically research invertebrates.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019Queenstown

Frankton's new 'slip road' has been officially opened.

The $6.4 million project - which started last September - joins an existing underpass at the Shotover Bridge, with a single-lane connection to 'the Frankton-bound lane of State Highway 6.'

Monday, May 6, 2019Dunedin

Dunedin is on the verge of a crisis, as house prices skyrocket to nearly six times the average salary, hitting those at the lower end of the economy the hardest.

A mayoral housing taskforce has laid out what needs to be done, to stop Dunedin's housing situation becoming a full-blown crisis.

Monday, May 6, 2019Dunedin

The Dunedin Public Library was filled to capacity with music and people on Sunday at the fourth annual Nook and Cranny music festival.

Organisers say it was the biggest one so far, and there's more to come during New Zealand Music Month in the central library and beyond.

Monday, May 6, 2019Dunedin

Dunedin's autistic artists are set to put on what has become an annual exhibition.

Exhibition convener Tanea Paterson says her own diagnosis of being "on the spectrum" came late in life.

This year's INDX exhibition is to start 3rd August at the Otago Museum's Skinner Annex. Creative people with a diagnosis of autism or Aspergers are invited to contribute. Entries close 30 June 2019.

Facebook: Autistic Arts and Culture Aotearoa

Friday, May 3, 2019Dunedin

The Highlanders line-up has a more settled feel to it than it did a month ago.

After regularly chopping and changing the team early on, there has been plenty of continuity in recent weeks, something they are keen to exploit against the Chiefs in Dunedin Saturday night.

Friday, May 3, 2019Dunedin

New Zealand music month kicked off this week on May the first with The Chills' movie.

The annual celebration of Kiwi music ramps up this weekend with the Nook and Cranny music festival filling Dunedin's Public Library with sound on Sunday.

Friday, May 3, 2019Dunedin

Fire and Emergency services are making the public aware of the risks involved with unattended cooking, following a spate of kitchen fires in the Dunedin region.

While never leaving a stove without turning all the elements off is the basic rule, there's also other factors to be aware of.

Thursday, May 2, 2019Dunedin

All Black outside back Ben Smith is set to return to a settled Highanders line-up, for their match against the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Smith was on a scheduled rest last week. His presence at the back should lift the solid looking Highlanders side.