Thursday, July 20, 2017

Emerson's Brewery hosted cooking royalty last night.

Masterchef winner Chelsea Winter appeared as part of the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.

But many in Dunedin missed out on tickets to the event, which sold out in hours.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Otago Regional Council is keeping an extra close watch on river levels over the next 36 hours.

A significant rainfall has been predicted for coastal catchments including Dunedin from tomorrow morning.

Over 100 millimetres is forecast to fall tomorrow and into Saturday, with rivers expected to rise, and surface flooding in low-lying areas, including South Dunedin.

The ORC says the predicted rainfall is similar to that forecast just before Easter this year, but over a shorter period.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Southern and Waikato Police district investigators have seized approximately 130 grams of methamphetamine, worth $130,000, and an estimated $80,000 in cash.

Officers searched addresses in rural Otago and Hamilton yesterday.

They seized cannabis plants, dried cannabis head, and other items indicative of drug dealing.

A 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply methamphetamine.

He was due to appear in the Dunedin District court today.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Highlanders team to face the Crusaders in the Quarter Finals of the super rugby competition has been named.

It's shaping up as a classic southern derby, which Head Coach Tony Brown says the team is prepared for.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dunedin children on holiday from school spent yesterday exploring the science of chocolate at Otago Museum.

And free samples of chocolate ice cream made in an instant were provided by science wizard Amadeo Enriquez Ballestero.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A major low pressure system is heading towards the South Island and forecasters believe it may well create headlines later this week as severe weather bites some areas.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two Southern scholars have received Kupe scholarships in Wellington today.

Invercargill born-and-bred Kane Johnson, and Dunedin based Laula-latoa-Sammy Seau received the prestigious scholarships from education minister Tim McIndoe at Parliament.

Johnson is in his second year of a Bachelor of Primary Teaching at Otago University.

While Seau is studying a Masters of Teaching and Learning also at Otago University.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Southland private equity fund Invest South and some Dunedin investors have provided a capital boost to Dunedin company Bison Group.

The company is a pioneer in the development of ways to weigh shipping containers.

Bison has recently added the likes of Nasa, Virgin Galactic and the US Army and Air Force to its list of customers.

While the amount of investment has not been disclosed, company representatives say the capital boost will be used in marketing, inventory and research and development.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Police have arrested six men in relation to two serious assaults in Dunedin late last month involving members and associates of the Dunedin chapter of the Black Power gang.

The first incident was a fight between two groups of men in the early hours of Sunday June 25.

And the second was around 9.30am three days later on Stafford Street, where up to six members of the gang attacked two men on the street.

Five members and one associate of Black Power have been arrested and charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and assault with a weapon, believed to be a patu or mere.

Five of the men have been remanded in custody to re-appear in the Dunedin District Court at later dates.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Cadbury Chocolate Carnival is in full swing for its 17th year, with one fashion event a standout on the annual calendar.

The Couture Wearable Art Show at Dunedin Town Hall last night raised more than $10,000 for Youthline Otago.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Cadbury Chocolate Carnival is in full swing for its 17th year, with one fashion event a standout on the annual calendar.

The Couture Wearable Art Show at Dunedin Town Hall last night raised more than $10,000 for Youthline Otago.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Two Dunedin women without a home, claiming to have been mistreated by the Ministry of Social Development, say neither the fathers of their children nor their families are in a position to support them.

Their complaint has been taken up by Dunedin South MP Claire Curren.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Yesterday afternoon kids and parents alike continued attending events for this year's annual Cadbury Chocolate Festival in Dunedin.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Otago Polytechnic is investing in Central Otago’s educational future with a new Trades Hub and student accommodation for its Central campus.

Construction will begin once consents are obtained on the new 600 square metre trades building at Bannockburn Road.

It will house Automotive and Carpentry programmes, classrooms, offices and a common room.

Head of Central Otago Campus, Alex Huffadine, says the polytechnic is very excited about bringing a Trades Hub to Central Otago.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A truck caught fire while travelling south towards Dunedin on State Highway 1, at the passing lane between Russell and Whites Roads, approximately 6:30 this morning.

The driver was uninjured in the incident.

The vehicle was removed during the morning but the Police asked for the public's patience while this happened.

Police say the highway was fully cleared by mid afternoon.