Monday, May 29, 2017

Work to catalogue a collection of stone tools, found in a 30ha swamp at the Waitaki River mouth more than 60 years ago, began last year and is expected to take several years.

There are nearly 10,000 stone tools, flakes and broken artefact fragments to sort through from what is now known to be one of the largest archaic Maori settlements in New Zealand.


Monday, May 29, 2017

University of Otago peace and conflict studies students are offering a stark visual perspective of the human cost of the war on terror at the Otago Museum Reserve.


Monday, May 29, 2017

A well-known Dunedin brand has come up with an innovative way to encourage loyalty from a younger demographic.

Harraways is engaging with University of Otago students to help bring its porridge to a new audience.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Police are appealing for a possible witness to an aggravated robbery at a dairy in South Dunedin over the weekend, to come forward.

On Saturday evening, two offenders robbed a store on Hillside Road in Caversham. Two male youths were arrested a short time later.

Police are looking for a man who bought a mixed bag of lollies from the shop before the robbery to contact them as he may have information that can help Police. He is described as Maori or Pacific Islander, of medium build with black hair.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Social media was a-wash with images of the Aurora Australis last night as many people in the south pointed phones and cameras at the heavens.

However star gazing was not always as easy to do, in the 18th century it was the domain of astronomers and nautical navigators.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Mondelez international has called for expressions of interest for a confectionary company to produce iconic Kiwi Cadbury products locally.

Long standing favourites including Pineapple Lumps, Jaffas, Buzz Bars and Pinky Bars, could be made in New Zealand.

E tū’s National Director of Industries Neville Donaldson says this is a rare opportunity to keep these axed jobs in New Zealand.

However he says Mondelez hasn't made a commitment beyond checking out the possibilities.


Friday, May 26, 2017

An online superstar chose to have a catnap instead of attending the first reading of a book about him yesterday.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Firefighters spray water down the chimney of Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel after a chimney fire left the building smoke-logged this week.


Friday, May 26, 2017

The historic launch of a space rocket from the Mahia Peninsula near Gisborne yesterday at 4.20pm is a success the South has some claim on.

The man behind the launch, Peter Beck, was born and raised in Invercargill and began dabbling with rockets at the former Fisher and Paykel plant near Mosgiel.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Members of Cargill’s Castle Trust are fuming after the landmark was graffitied at the weekend.

Tags including 'ADiCT' and 'Duds 17', were discovered by neighbours of the Highgrove site earlier this week. Dunedin Police are investigating.


Friday, May 26, 2017

If you're a southern Ed Sheeran fan who's missed out on tickets to the UK singer's two Dunedin shows, fear not.

Frontier touring have just announced four final shows across Australia and New Zealand.

The only new NZ show is scheduled for April first at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, with the other three shows in Australia.

All 80 thousand tickets to the first two Dunedin shows sold out in a little over 20 minutes.

Tickets for the April 1st show go on sale at 1pm, June the 1st.

In a release the singer says he's "Always loved coming to New Zealand".

Head of Frontier Touring Michael Gudinski says it's the biggest tour in Australasian history.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Emergency services respond after a bus and car crashed in central Dunedin yesterday.

They collided at the intersection of Stuart and Smith Streets just before 4pm.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Dunedin City Council admits the cost of the harbour cycleways project has risen significantly.

The initial forecast was $20,000,000, but the revised figure is more than double the original estimate.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

The American owner of the Scenic Hotel Group, Earl Hagaman, died at his Christchurch home today.

Hagaman bought his first hotel in Franz Josef in 1980 with partner Ralph Brown.

Nowadays the company owns a dozen hotels in New Zealand - including Dunedin's Southern Cross - and employs over a thousand staff.

Recently, Hagaman was involved in a defamation case against Labour Party leader Andrew Little.

He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2014 in recognition of his services to business, tourism and philanthropy.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

One of Dunedin's longest serving train drivers has decided to make tracks.

After around three decades behind the control for the Taieri Gorge Railway, Tony Fricker is calling it a day.