Friday, November 22, 2019

Extra public transport may be added in Port Chalmers as cruise ship passengers fill the services, leaving locals in the lurch.

On both Sunday and Monday the Otago Regional Council warned the public its buses were full because of cruise ship passengers using them to get to and from the city.

Friday, November 22, 2019

New Zealand’s image might be clean and green, but we are among the top countries in the world when it comes to producing greenhouse gases on a per capita basis, emitting around 17 tonnes per person every year.

We have committed to a goal of being carbon neutral by 2050, with the Zero Carbon Bill passing in Parliament last week, what can we do to get there?

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Otago primary school athletics championships finally got out of the starting blocks at the Caledonian Ground on Thursday.

Wet weather had shifted the event from Tuesday to Thursday with several young runners, jumpers and throwers giving their best.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Dunedin woke up to find the iconic statue of Queen Victoria at the Queen's Gardens defaced with paint.

A painted slogan daubed beside the statue suggests the message was addressed to the Prince of Wales, who is the heir apparent to the British throne and currently touring New Zealand.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

This week's announcement by Aurora Energy of a substantial increase in line charges has sent shockwaves through the region.

A vocal critic of the organisation says he saw it coming years ago.

But we sent a team out to see what the public thinks of the proposal.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Dunedin City Council is planning trial closures of the Octagon, including a full closure from January 27 to February 16, and partial closures from February 17 to March 23.

Business owners say they'll have to shut up shop for good if a proposed closure of the Octagon goes ahead.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Are you tired of lugging that cumbersome watch or cellphone around just to help you tell the time?

Your troubles could be over the next time you visit the northern side of the Dunedin Botanic Garden - provided the sun is shining.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Readers of Tuesday's Otago Daily Times might have been intrigued by pop-song lyrics printed in advertising space throughout the paper.

It turns out New Zealand's only independent newspaper had been chosen from all of the world's media outlets, to reveal lyrics to the new album by British band Coldplay.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A Dunedin member of Parliament says Aurora energy's power price hikes are a result of 'deliberate and sustained negligence'

The criticism follows Aurora's release of its draft pricing structure, which outlines a three-year, $400 million programme to tackle ageing infrastructure.
With power consumers set to pick up the bill.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The deaths of two endangered native parrots from Orokonui Ecosanctuary have been attributed to human error.

Two kaka are believed to have died after ingesting a poison used in killing possums.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

It's been an uphill battle, but there's a glimmer of hope in the campaign to restore Baldwin St's world record.

Dunedin surveyor Toby Stoff has returned from a whirlwind trip to Wales, where he visited Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech, which dethroned Baldwin St as the world's steepest street in July.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lindsay Creek, which runs through the heart of Dunedin's North East Valley, brought its community together over the weekend at "Creekfest".

The festival is intended to celebrate the stream and educate people about what lives in the waterway.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Oscar-winning director and explorer James Cameron made a flying visit to Dunedin this weekend.

He was in town to view his Challenging the Deep exhibition, which tracks his titanic journey, at the Otago Museum.

Cameron owns property in New Zealand and is passionate about the country and environment.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Over 50 University of Otago medical students have had their qualifications withheld, after the tertiary institution found an overseas placement rort is 'much wider' than first believed.

The university says, it first identified the problem with just a handful of students involved, but has subsequently discovered it's a much bigger problem.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Over the years there have been many collaborations between poets and painters.

One of the most notable examples being Colin McCahon and Charles Brash, and now two well known southern artists showing that bigger can be better.