Friday, August 16, 2019

About 1200 school pupils from 48 Dunedin and Invercargill schools, are participating in a two-day event, celebrating the Ukulele.

It's the 10th year the event has been run in Dunedin and organisers say it was time to move to a bigger location to celebrate the milestone.


Friday, August 16, 2019

African American writer and activist Elizabeth Eckford has visited Dunedin promoting a book that recalls her experiences.

Including being the first student of colour in a white school in 1957, as de-segregation began in some American states.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dunedin has acquired a new $15 million air ambulance helicopter making Otago's rescue helicopter service one of the best in the country.

The Airbus H145 twin-engine helicopter bought by Helicopters Otago is set to enter service on Wednesday.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Dunedin high school pupil spent many late nights on a research project, only to find the results are inconclusive.

It's something he's done before; but this time his work has set him apart from his fellows.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Flooding was a conversation point in South Dunedin recently as residents met with scientists, engineers and policymakers to discuss flooding issues hitting their low-lying area.

In 2015, floodwaters damaged more than 1000 homes and businesses, with sewage contamination forcing some South Dunedin residents out of their homes, which happened again last year.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Near misses on pedestrian crossings across the country could become a thing of the past, thanks to a Dunedin invention.

A crossing outside Tahuna Intermediate is trailling a new device, alerting drivers to pedestrians approaching.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A former Cadbury factory worker is preparing for the official launch of tee-shirts, to raise money to help those suffering from mental health issues, after being made redundant.

Dubbed Chocolate Queen and Chocolate King, the tee-shirts were originally created by Megan Fairley, for her nightshift team, who were among the 350 Dunedin workers to lose their jobs, last year.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Otago Regional Council says heavy rains over the weekend, and other unforeseen challenges, have not delayed construction work on the Dundas Street bridge.

The bridge, originally expected to be open this month, is still on track for its new October deadline.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Passengers on domestic jet flights leaving Dunedin, on Monday afternoon, were the first domestic flight passengers in New Zealand to be scanned with new Pro Vision 2 body scanners.

The newly installed machines are designed to bring Dunedin's airport security in line with overseas airports.


Monday, August 12, 2019

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Monday, August 12, 2019

A Dunedin man says his house is falling apart, because of a failure by the Dunedin City Council to take decisive action, after a neighbour's illegal excavation.

The council says it is doing everything in its power to help bring about a solution, and has given the neighbour 12 months, to construct a retaining wall.


Monday, August 12, 2019

The Otago Secondary Schools Music Festival is to celebrate its 50th anniversary concert at the Dunedin Town Hall on Tuesday night.

The show will feature about 600 music pupils from 20 schools, in a number of musical performances including a massed choir and massed orchestra, as well as a jazz band.


Monday, August 12, 2019

The days of cafes getting their milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.

Under the name of Spout Alternatives, the start-up business aims to supply milk in reusable 10-litre kegs instead of plastic bottles.


Friday, August 9, 2019

Students from the University of Otago are answering the call to join a final, mammoth cleanup of near Fox Glacier.

The Department of Conservation is making a last ditch effort with about 200 volunteers this weekend following a massive landfill spill earlier this year.


Friday, August 9, 2019

The Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust says today's street appeal in Dunedin is their most successful to date.

It's the fourth year the trust has held an appeal, and organisers believe Life Matters is gaining real traction in the community.