Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tributes and gifts to Dunedin's Muslim community are finding new purpose in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting.

People flooded the Al Huda mosque in Clyde Street with support after last month's attacks, and now some of those gits are getting a new home.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Highlanders coaching staff are urging their side to convert more of its opportunities.

The team's Super Rugby title prospects are teetering, having not registered a win since week two of the competition.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about British Rock Band Queen, has been breaking box office records around the world for a film in its genre.

Last week it was announced the movie has grossed more than 900 million US dollars.

And in Dunedin, one cinema has been screening the film every day since it came out 25 weeks ago.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical "Cats" is about to hit the stage in Dunedin, as part of a nationwide tour.

Rehearsals are underway for the one night only show in the city, which has been given a personal touch from the kiwi cast and crew.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Highlanders have got a hooker sorted for the next three years.

All Blacks and Otago hooker, Liam Coltman, has re-signed with the Highlanders and New Zealand Rugby through to 2022. It seems he couldn't be happier with his decision.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has spent her time since leaving parliament following creative pursuits.

She's currently studying for an honours degree in fine arts, while also working at the University of Otago.

On Wednesday she gave a talk about her recent artistic endeavours to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As work begins to create a master plan for Oamaru Harbour, there was one key message from a recent seminar - "don't change the tone of the harbour area."

The seminar was held to discuss: problems faced by the harbour, what could be achieved if they were addressed, and possible options.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mosgiel man, John Twaddle, says he always believed he knew who killed his brother in the Australian outback more than four decades ago.

Police arrested a former prison officer last week, in connection with the cold case murders: of Twaddle's brother Gordon, family friend Timothy Thomson, and Australian woman Karen Edwards.

While the arrest of the 63 year-old vindicated Twaddle's suspicions, it brought him little joy.

Monday, April 15, 2019

A sell-out crowd, of over 3500 students, descended on Hyde Street, over the weekend, for the annual Hyde Street Keg Party.

It's one of the main events, on the social calendar, for Otago University students, with police reporting only three arrests.

Friday, April 12, 2019

An Otago second-hand dealer is defending his range of Nazi memorabilia and says he's sold several swastika badges since the Christchurch attacks.

Trash Converters owner and manager Barry White sells a wide range of Nazi memorabilia at his Palmerston store.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Highlanders fullback Ben Smith is set to hit an impressive milestone tonight, when the Highlanders take on the Crusaders in around two hours time.

The 32 year-old will play his 150th Super Rugby game for the franchise, as his side looks to get one over their southern neighbours in Christchurch.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Members of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra are having their rock and roll chops tested ahead of a cross-over gig this Saturday.

The third instalment of the Tally Ho concert series sees classical musicians coming up to speed to play an evening of pop songs, some of which are world famous in Dunedin.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Researchers have donated several hundred parasitic worm specimens to the Otago Museum, many of them from the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital.

The preserved specimens, from more than 60 known species of parasites, were given by members of Otago University's evolutionary and ecological parasitology group.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dunedin's Kaan's Catering Supplies is set to embark on a multi-million dollar expansion programme.

The business is set to expand its footprint three-fold and increase its workforce.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

There was tragedy, romance and drama aplenty at the 2019 Shakespeare Festival held on Wednesday in Dunedin.

Ten schools participated in the annual Otago regional event held at King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre, all hoping to make it to the national competition in Wellington at Queen's Birthday weekend.