Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Schools from across greater Dunedin converged on Forsyth Barr Stadium for the annual metropolitan ripper rugby tournament on Wednesday.

It's one of a series of events around the country with the regional winners heading to the national finals in Wellington later this year.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Otago University's Faculty of Dentistry is helping young sportspeople protect their pearly whites by donating 150 mouthguards to schools around New Zealand.

Custom-fitted mouthguards are being sent to many high schools around the country, from Rotorua in the North, to Balclutha in the south.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Highlanders are adamant they're not underdogs heading into their clash against the Crusaders on Friday night in Christchurch.

They've managed to scrape into the play-offs in 8th place, and despite the long odds against them surviving another week, they're confident they can cause an upset.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Drivers around Dunedin may encounter a rubbish skip truck with an unusual travelling companion in the passenger seat.

Miss Manny Quinn is a former showroom dummy found in the rubbish who now has a new lease on life.

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Dunedin bartender and waitress has been spending her nights literally playing with fire.

Lauren Dance has been performing as a fire spinner since last November, and now she's passing her skills onto others.

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Dunedin family is warning others to stay vigilant after a large ornate angel went missing from an almost century old family headstone in the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.

And while they aren't expecting to see the angel again, they're hoping the same fate doesn't befall others.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Scientists have identified 63 native species of skink and 43 native species of gecko in New Zealand.

Otago Museum recently received a donation of a quartet of skinks for its collection.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Despite southern gardens looking bleak and devoid of colour over winter, a Dunedin art gallery is full of flowering shrubs and trees this month.

The colourful garden paintings at Milford Gallery are the continuation of life-long themes by Wellington artist Karl Maughan.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

This month a Dunedin self defence instructor is offering classes for Muslim women.

It's one of several courses run by Women's Self Defence Network accredited instructor Bell Murphy.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

More than five hundred secondary school pupils from 17 schools around Otago and South Canterbury, got a chance to perform in the local Big Sing in Dunedin on Wednesday.

The choirs are hoping to be selected to compete with the best of the best from across New Zealand, later this year.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The University of Otago opened its new Dental Clinical Services building in Dunedin on Tuesday.

The new facility is one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced dental school.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Rudolf Steiner school in the Dunedin suburb of Maia is continuing to grow, having raised $300,000 toward a new building project.

Pupils have dug ceremonial holes for the development, but the school still needs more than a million dollars to complete the build.

Monday, June 10, 2019

A Dunedin-based business is hoping to drive change in the habits of young motorists.

Co-Driver is working on a virtual reality driving simulator to help teens learn to drive, without the risk of broken bones, expensive insurance bills and bruised egos.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Dunedin's Octagon will be alight with more than just lanterns at this year's Midwinter Carnival.

The carnival is collaborating with Otago Museum to gather images of the aurora australis, to be projected onto large screens in the Octagon.

Friday, June 7, 2019

There will be plenty of nostalgia and memories talked about tonight when the Highlanders take on the Bulls at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Some of the side's best players are set to leave at the end of the season, making tonight, their Dunedin swansong.