Monday, March 16, 2020Dunedin
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Twenty-Eight years ago, Peter Grimsey started his first full-time job as a gardener and caretaker for Otago Girls' High School.

He is now their longest serving support staffer, with both staff and students seeing him as an icon of the school.


Friday, March 13, 2020Dunedin

As the Octagon Experience trial enters its final phase some small scale retailers were happy to see cruise ship passengers dropped off in the Octagon again.

Octagon Market stall holders say they lost a significant amount of business during the earlier stages of the trial.


Friday, March 13, 2020Dunedin

The Dunedin City Council is spending three million dollars improving road safety outside 15 schools around Dunedin.

But the removal of parking spaces around at least one central city school has upset local businesses.


Friday, March 13, 2020Queenstown

Queenstown tourism operators are noticing the impact on visitor numbers as Covid-19 virus travel bans come in force around the world.

A new marketing campaigns hopes to lure visitors from less-affected parts of the world to the resort.


Friday, March 13, 2020Dunedin

Cosplay, comics and contests are set to be on offer at the Edge of the World Expo this weekend.

The convention is to be held at Dunedin's More FM Arena with all proceeds going to a children's charity.


Thursday, March 12, 2020Dunedin

A former restaurant beside the Otago Harbour is to become a classroom by the sea.

Otago Girls' High School purchased the old High Tide restaurant to create a new water sports base and classroom with a difference.


Thursday, March 12, 2020Dunedin

Injured and sick Dunedin wildlife will now travel to and from hospital in an ambulance.

Port Otago has supplied the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital with a new electric Nissan van as a wildlife ambulance.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020Dunedin

When it comes to discrimination, Otago Muslim Association president Mohammed Rizwan doesn't mince words.

A year on from the deadly terror attack against Muslims in Christchurch, Mr Rizwan says New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of religious and racial tolerance.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020Dunedin

Eco-activists celebrated their 50th anniversary celebrations of the Save Manapouri Campaign on Sunday.

United by the common goal, 50 years ago environmentalists launched a campaign to protect one of Fiordland's most famous landmarks.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020Dunedin

A Candidate has been found to replace The Labour Party's long serving Dunedin South MP Clare Curran, at this year's general election.

Former broadcast journalist and lawyer Ingrid Leary has been named as Labour's choice for the seat, beating out two other candidates.


Monday, March 9, 2020Dunedin

A year on from the Christchurch mosque attacks, a Dunedin survivor of the shootings says the kindness of a police officer has inspired him to seek to join their ranks.

Dunedin man Mustafa Boztas was shot in the leg multiple times during the shootings which killed 51 people and injured 49 others.


Monday, March 9, 2020Invercargill

Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Donovan Park grounds over the weekend, for a day full of all things country, at the 152nd Southland A&P Show.

From performing donkeys, to cowboy challenges, wood chopping, and more sheep than you can shake a crook at, there was pretty much something for everyone.


Monday, March 9, 2020Dunedin

A volunteer group is starting the day off right with a yoga session followed by a rubbish cleanup at Dunedin's St Kilda Beach.

About 40 volunteers made time to help out, after an early morning yoga session to limber up..


Monday, March 9, 2020Dunedin

The challenges for people in the Victorian era were not so different from what we face today, says visiting Oxford University professor Sally Shuttleworth.

And she projected a sound and light show onto the side of a University of Otago building last night to illustrate her point.


Friday, March 6, 2020Dunedin

A Dunedin doctor, who stabbed a teenager to death to preserve his career, was sentenced in the Dunedin High Court on Friday.

Venod Skantha was found guilty of the 2018 murder of Amber Rose Rush in November last year, and appeared at the High Court in Dunedin for sentencing on Friday afternoon.