Monday, August 12, 2019Dunedin

The Otago Secondary Schools Music Festival is to celebrate its 50th anniversary concert at the Dunedin Town Hall on Tuesday night.

The show will feature about 600 music pupils from 20 schools, in a number of musical performances including a massed choir and massed orchestra, as well as a jazz band.

Monday, August 12, 2019Dunedin

A Dunedin man says his house is falling apart, because of a failure by the Dunedin City Council to take decisive action, after a neighbour's illegal excavation.

The council says it is doing everything in its power to help bring about a solution, and has given the neighbour 12 months, to construct a retaining wall.

Monday, August 12, 2019Dunedin

The South Today Monday 12 August 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019Queenstown

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is applying the brakes to future development of Queenstown and Wanaka's airports - for now.

Those opposed to expansion of the airports appear to have won some concessions after more than a year of growing community disquiet.

Friday, August 9, 2019Dunedin

The Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust says today's street appeal in Dunedin is their most successful to date.

It's the fourth year the trust has held an appeal, and organisers believe Life Matters is gaining real traction in the community.

Friday, August 9, 2019Dunedin

Students from the University of Otago are answering the call to join a final, mammoth cleanup of near Fox Glacier.

The Department of Conservation is making a last ditch effort with about 200 volunteers this weekend following a massive landfill spill earlier this year.

Thursday, August 8, 2019Queenstown

It can be pretty tough to find beauty in the world sometimes.

That's the conclusion of Queenstown resident Jordan Ranson, who wants to make the world a better place by sharing stories of inspiration, as told by interesting people.

Thursday, August 8, 2019Dunedin

The "James Cameron: Challenging the Deep" exhibition continues to draw crowds to Otago Museum.

Dunedin is the first city to host the travelling exhibition after its successful launch in Sydney earlier this year.

Museum staff say the huge scale of the show was a challenge to get up and running in time for last month's opening.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019Dunedin

Seventy-four years ago an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing more than 120,000 people.

The anniversary is commemorated around the globe, and has been remembered in Dunedin at the city's peace pole.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019Dunedin

A Lawrence man is contemplating whether to sell ancient moa bones salvaged from a rubbish dump, after a push by conservationists to ban the practice.

Peter Hall has six moa bones he and his son, Matthew, found at Dunedin's Green Island tip 35 years ago.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019Dunedin

40 years ago this week, '5 million cubic meters of earth' slid down-hill, from the Dunedin suburb of Abbotsford.

The majority of the earth slipped from under residents' feet, just after 9pm, on the 8th of August, 1979

It's an event 'a then 14-year-old' will never forget.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019Dunedin

Budding young scientists from across the south are displaying their research projects for the public and a panel of judges.

Works at the Otago Science and Technology Fair are on show at the Hutton Theatre in the Otago Museum, until the prize-giving this coming weekend.

Monday, August 5, 2019Dunedin

While all State Highways in Otago have now reopened, snow, slush and ice continue to make driving treacherous in large parts of the South.

Small quantities of snow settled near sea level in Dunedin last night making driving conditions difficult in places.

The weather has also made for some picturesque scenes especially, as we'll see, in Central Otago.

Monday, August 5, 2019Dunedin

Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage, has had the privilege to observe the country's rarest kiwi species, at Dunedin's Orokonui Ecosanctuary on Friday.

Over the last few years the reserve's kiwi creche has helped to succefully raise fifty three Haast Tokoeka kiwi chicks.

Monday, August 5, 2019Dunedin

Six years ago a little 2-year-old Dunedin girl died of leukaemia.
Her death came just hours after she was discharged from hospital for the second time in days.
Now her mother is fighting for her daughter's legacy to ensure her death was not in vain.