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.


Friday, March 6, 2020Dunedin

Everything's half price and must go by Sunday at the Dunedin Hospice Shop in Bond Street.

The store is shifting into a new building owned by a hospice trust. one block down the road in Vogel Street.


Friday, March 6, 2020Dunedin

A Dunedin daycare centre is subsiding its families and staff, to enter the Surf to Stadium Fun Run and Walk.

Mini Thinkers says about 50 families and 20 staff are taking advantage of the subsidy for next weekend's event.


Friday, March 6, 2020Queenstown

Arrowtown School pupils got a thrilling surprise this week, when a Queenstown Helicopter Rescue crew dropped in to their camp at Cecil Peak Station.

Paramedics Jodie Burton and Dave Chittenden, along with pilot Justin Gloag, flew in to the school’s camp by the Lochy River on Thursday morning.


Friday, March 6, 2020Invercargill

While tractors on Invercargill roads are not the most unusual sight, Thursday’s convoy through the city stood out.

Led by mental health advocate Mike King, about 20 farm vehicles began this year's nationwide 'Gumboot Friday Tractor Trek'.


Thursday, March 5, 2020Dunedin

Hollywood A-listers Kirsten Dunst and Benedict Cumberbatch were in Dunedin on Thursday for the filming of a Netflix film.

Entitled The Power Of The Dog, the shoot has been making good use of historic Otago architecture as a back drop.


Thursday, March 5, 2020Dunedin

When a Dunedin couple purchased a grand old home, complete with servants quarters for renovation, they had no idea what they were getting into.

But twenty years on, their efforts have resulted in a large home for the whole family to enjoy.


Thursday, March 5, 2020Dunedin

Rare diseases are conditions which effect one person for every 2000 people.

A Dunedin woman has a 1 in a 1 hundred and 50,000 thousand illness which can be fatal, known as M.S.U.D, one of the symptoms is that her body attacks itself if she eats protein.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020Dunedin

About 200 year 5 and 6 girls from across greater Dunedin converged on North Dunedin sports fields, for a 'have a go' day, across four sporting disciplines.

The youngsters were encouraged by representatives in each code, with those trying hockey being guided by a gold-medal winning athlete.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020Oamaru

Close on 300 darts players from Blenheim to Bluff, are converging on Oamaru for the annual South Island darts tournament.

The event includes categories for both male and female players of all ages, competing in singles, pairs and club teams.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020Dunedin

The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield says a second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in New Zealand.

Health authorities gave their latest update on Covid-19 to reporters in Wellington.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020Dunedin

The Bluff Oyster harvesting, and eating, season has begun.

One Dunedin cafe reckons it got the jump on the competition after the owner made a couple of trips to Bluff.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020Dunedin

The World's best kneeboarders will be hitting the waves at Dunedin's St Clair beach this week.

Competitors from across the globe are set to ride the surf as they compete in the World Kneeboarding Championships.


Monday, March 2, 2020Dunedin

A Milton boat company believes it has created an amphibious boat with a retractable front wheel when it enters the water.

While amphibious boats were not new, McLay Boats says a water craft with electric-powered wheels is something no-one has seen yet.


Monday, March 2, 2020Dunedin

Defending Women’s World Motocross Champion, Otago's own, Courtney Duncan began her 2020 campaign with a double victory this weekend.

The Dunedin based rider is racing for the Kawasaki Dixon Race Team, and is on top of the leaderboard with maximum points in the competition so far.