Friday, December 14, 2018

The final curtain is about to fall on Dunedin's Albany street recording studio.

The studio is about to be replaced by a more modern facility as part of the University of Otagos music facilities.

It was built to the specifications of London's Abbey Road, and a host of Dunedin musicians are fare-welling the place by recording a selection of a former student's tunes.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Once only a heartbeat away from disaster, Kathy Howard had plenty to celebrate when she graduated from Otago Polytechnic today.

The thirty one year-old has a rare medical condition and has had to overcome plenty of challenges along the way to academic success.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

It's official - Ben Smith is leaving.

The All Black and Highlanders outside back has signed with French club Pau and leaves New Zealand after next year's Rugby World Cup.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

'You Are My Sunshine' was the last song sung at a vigil for slain English tourist Grace Millane in Dunedin's Octagon last night.

About three hundred people gathered to hear speakers, share sadness and show solidarity, in the face of Miss Millane's death.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Dunedin City Council has shared drone footage of a new footbridge being lifted into place at Ross Creek dam.

Tracks around the dam have been closed while the council carries out work to strengthen the hundred and fifty year-old reservoir.

The council shared video footage of a new footbridge being lifted into place on social media and has told a Dunedin resident it's hoped the tracks will be reopened by the end of the year.

But there's more work to do on footpaths and fencing and the reopening date could be affected by weather.

The project has been beset with delays and the budget has blown-out from six point six to more than eight point six million dollars.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Climate change campaigners have held a 'Carols Against Coal' event in the Octagon today.

The protest was deliberately held at 12 noon, on the twelfth day of the twelfth month.

The group says the number is significant, as some environmentalists believe the world has just twelve years left to reduce global warming.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

One of the last remaining scarfie watering holes is now in the hands of students.

The Otago University Students' Association has bought Starters Bar, and plan to keep it open as a safe place for students to drink.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

More than six hundred graduands and their families took to Dunedin's main street to march in the parade before two University of Otago graduation ceremonies today.

Crowds lined George street to applaud the granduands and wish them well.

Those attending the one PM ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall have graduated with qualifications mainly in arts, music, theology and with bachelor of applied science degrees.

Those attending the four PM ceremony saw graduands get their qualifications mainly in commerce and law.

About eighty others will graduate in absentia.


Monday, December 10, 2018

From Waldronville to Waitati, Dunedin homes are being lit up like Christmas trees as residents cover their homes in an assortment of colourful, flashing and festive light displays.

For one Fairfield couple, their efforts are attracting thousands of visitors.


Friday, December 7, 2018

More than seventy businesses from around Otago have been praised at an awards ceremony in Dunedin for their courage and willingness to stand out.

The Westpac Otago Business Awards have run biennially for the past 20 years, and this year received nearly a hundred and fifty entries from more than seventy businesses.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Dunedin i-Site staff are getting ready for an extra busy cruise ship day tomorrow.

The harbour will be filled with three cruise ships arriving at more or less the same time, bringing nearly eight thousand tourists to the city.


Friday, December 7, 2018

A Dunedin pair, who some reality TV-show viewers love to hate, are eagerly awaiting the outcome of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand this weekend.

Jess Mackay, a real estate agent in Brighton, and Cindy Holmes, a mortgage broker who lives on a Taieri dairy farm, are one of two pairs left in the cooking show.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A south Dunedin school held a lock down practise drill this morning, testing their readiness for a threatening situation..

Children and families at Bathgate park School were advised something was going to happen, but weren't told what or when.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

China's complex transition to a capitalist society is the subject of a striking new exhibit at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

A replica of a soviet tank made entirely out of leather is set to go on display this weekend, as part of an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Brighton couple have been left distraught and in tears following the brazen theft of their newly planted natives during the middle of the night.

When Kim and Diane Rapley woke up yesterday they found over a hundred native plants had been uprooted and stolen from their Taieri Mouth Road property.