Thursday, October 17, 2019

Best-selling crime author Val McDermid is visiting Dunedin for two months as part of her three-year position at the University of Otago.

Dubbed as being Scotland's "queen of crime", she is well-known for her gruesome murder mysteries which were made into the TV series entitled "Wire In The Blood".


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Clues to life more than a century ago, have been unearthed next to the University of Otago's Dental School.

University archaeologists have uncovered evidence of the 19th-century people, who lived and worked on the site of the new clinical services building.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

People wanting to start up a food-manufacturing business normally worry about the huge amount of capital outlay in creating a commercial kitchen.

But now a Dunedin business is offering a creative haven for those aspiring to develop their own food brands.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

A group of Taieri wrestlers are ready to take on New Zealand's best at the upcoming national championships.

Twelve wrestlers from the Taieri Taniwhas Amateur Wrestling Club, are set to compete for glory in Hamilton this weekend.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Today the world stops.

Schools, workplaces, people in the street and more took part in a global earthquake preparedness drill.

In South Dunedin a community workshop was ready when the alarm sounded.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A huge digger bucket at the Macraes Goldfield near Middlemarch, has been painted pink in support of breast cancer awareness.

The unusual paint job is part of a project hoping to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Crowds filled a Dunedin school hall over the weekend to admire examples of rocks and minerals from all over the world.

The National Gem and Mineral Show at Kaikorai Valley College bustled with people keen to take in everything from pounamu to rhodenite.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Wet weather didn't deter several hundred Dunedinites from marching in the central city, to make a statement about suicide on Saturday.

The annual Hopewalk is coordinated by the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust, aiming to boost awareness of suicide issues.


Monday, October 14, 2019

The streets and students flats around North Dunedin are looking a lot tidier after a mass cleanup on Sunday.

An estimated two and a half thousand students and other volunteers took part in the memorial cleanup in memory of second year University of Otago student Sophia Crestani, who died at a Dunedin house party earlier this month.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Dunedin's four new elected Dunedin city councillors say they are looking forward to addressing their areas of interest.

Council staff were out in force in the Octagon on Saturday morning until voting closed at noon, making sure as many people as possible cast their vote.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Umbrellas, plastic ponchos, and hoodies were the fashion of the day as revellers braved the rain for this year's Vogel Street Party.

There's a team debrief tomorrow, but the party's committee chairman is enjoying a break in the weather.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Dunedin's new mayor is the youngest ever to take office, replacing outgoing three-term mayor Dave Cull.

Thirty-five-year-old Aaron Hawkins got a chance to celebrate his success with family and supporters as the results for the local body elections came in on Saturday.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Law professor Paul Roth's 30-year career at the University of Otago came to a close this week.

Students and fellow faculty members lept into applause as Professor Roth gave his last lecture on Thursday.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

A weekly quiet hour is set to begin at Countdown stores across the country later this month.

This quiet hour is designed to create a friendly environment for people with autism or Aspergers to shop without distractions of noise and lights.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

There were emotional scenes as departing Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull closed his final council this week.

As well as Cull, councillors Kate Wilson and Conrad Stedman also said their final goodbyes.

Those hoping to return to council after Saturday also paid tribute to their departing colleagues, including Mayor Cull's long time nemesis Lee Vandervis.