Sunday, September 24, 2017

National’s Hamish Walker was a clear winner in the Clutha-Southland electorate on Saturday night.
Walker held the seat with an election-night majority of 13,005 votes.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Four new smart parking signs are being trialed in Dunedin as from today.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Prostate Cancer kills over 600 New Zealand men every year.
Every day in New Zealand, eight men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer – one person every three hours

For the past seven years the PlaceMakers chain has supported the Blue September awareness campaign, with staff dressing up, and selling blue foods...


Friday, September 22, 2017

Yesterday a group of enthusiastic staff from Bunnings Warehouse as well as other volunteers helped make a Dunedin walkway more beautiful.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

A new University of Otago study has found setting family rules which limit screentime, and food choices, can help in the war on childhood obesity.

Lead researcher Dr Tasileta Teevale believes paediatric obesity is a health priority for New Zealand as it has one of the world’s highest rates, particularly for Pacific New Zealanders.

She says its necessary to better educate the next generation to stop the epidemic.

The study is newly published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tomorrow is World Car Free Day; to celebrate the Dunedin City Council, New Zealand Transport Agency and Otago Regional Council are providing free busses in Dunedin.

This initiative is being funded by the Regional Council with assistance from the New Zealand Transport Agency.

All busses across the Dunedin network are free all day.

Otago Regional Council Chief Executive Peter Bodeker says they're pleased to offer the free services, following the this week's changes to routes.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

A new interactive exhibition using wifi-enabled umbrellas has popped up in Dunedin.

The project is the latest from the Dunedin Urban Dream Brokerage.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Lightening Institute is UK-based organisation founded by Phil Parker, who developed his experiences into a philosophy for success.

At 21 Parker was an osteopath, and keen guitar player, before severing nerves, veins and tendons in his left hand.

Many people told him he'd never recover...But he didn't listen.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Dunedin institution will close its doors if it is not brought into compliance with new fire regulations.

The Dunedin Musicians' Club is holding a concert to raise around $10,000, add a fire escape, and bring the building up to code.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The New Zealand Dental Association is partnering with a well-known oral healthcare brand to save teeth.

Wrigley's and the NZDA have donated around $45,000 to support oral health for disadvantaged kiwis.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On a glance around Dunedin, it can appear as if we're a city of scaffolding, with many prominent buildings being worked on at present.

One of the most impressive external structures is the spire at First Church, which The South Today was very fortunate to get to the top of...

Darryl Baser discovered it's not that easy to climb 57 meters pretty much straight up..


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dunedin's Speight's brewery has just unveiled a new tour of the historic building.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Summerfruit New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand signed the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response Deed.

The agreement strengthens their fight against pests and diseases which can significantly impact New Zealand’s economy.

By signing the GIA Deed, Summerfruit NZ and MIA join the fifteen other industry sectors which have agreed to work with Government.

The value of the New Zealand summerfruit industry approached $140 million dollars for 2016-17 and is well on the way to reaching its goal of being a $250 million dollars industry by 2035.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Canterbury diesel mechanic has plead guilty to running a lengthy black-market paua operation.

Appearing at the Christchurch District Court Forty-five-year-old Sefton man Michael Andrew Dickson received a sentence of four months community detention and 200 hours community work when he appeared.

His offending was uncovered during a Ministry for Primary Industries investigation.

The court heard that between the periods of January to May 2015 and September 2015 to May 2016, Dickson sold 346 rock lobster and 200 paua on the black market.

The total retail value of the rock lobster and paua combined, if purchased legitimately, was over $30,000.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Dunedin world record holder has just lost his title.
In 2015, Andrew Nicholson, of Portobello, cycled over twenty-seven thousand kilometres around the world in 123 days.

But now a man known as the ''Flying Scotsman'' has beaten Nicholson's record by two days.