Friday, June 7, 2019

The annual Star Regent 24 hour book sale kicked off at noon in Dunedin on Friday.

It's a major fundraiser for the theatre, and always draws many book hunters seeking a bargain.

For one volunteer its about going the extra distance.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

The annual Star Regent Theatre 24 Hour Book Sale is due to begin at 12pm on Friday.

The event's in its 39th year, and organisers say it shows no signs of slowing down.

Providing resources for ravenous readers and bargain seekers alike.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Otago University student Aidan Barbour-Ryan is coming to the end of a year-long running journey today.

When the 21 year-old marketing student saw a YouTuber doing a challenge to run every day for a year, he thought it would be a good personal test for himself.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The season is on the line for both the Highlanders and the Bulls when they clash at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night.

With just two rounds of the regular season left, the stakes are high in what promises to be a bruising match.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Brunch 'n Lunch has been making sure students at the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic are eating healthy meals on a regular basis.

For 20 years Errol White has provided food which parents would approve of, including roast dinners and healthy sandwiches.

But he says its time to go.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

A pop-up horror-themed maze in Dunedin is raising funds for local charities.

Fear NZ's latest scary offering, Warehouse of Fear, is being set up in the old Loan and Mercantile building next to the city's steamer basin.


Friday, May 31, 2019

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy has praised the Otago Museum's redeveloped science centre, as equally wonderful as Te Papa's costlier new multi-million dollar nature gallery.

Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne were givan a guided tour of the redeveloped facility.


Friday, May 31, 2019

The University of Otago is celebrating its sesqui-centennial this year with a host of events.

An exhibition covering the first 150 years of Otago uni opened today at the Otago Museum.


Friday, May 31, 2019

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says the wishes of his family, is behind his decision to relinquish the mayoral chains, at the next local body election.

Mayor Cull fronted local media today, comfortable in his decision not to seek re-election in October.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

The new Dunedin Hospital took a giant step forward this afternoon, with the Government setting aside the funding for the 10 year, billion dollar-plus project as part of the Budget.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the funding will be set aside, and apportioned over the life of the project.

There's also been a billion dollars set aside to redevelop the rail system including three hundred and seventy five million dollars for new wagons and locomotives.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Police are rejecting claims by demonstrators of a heavy-handed response to yesterday's mining conference protest.

Around 150 protesters clashed with police and security guards in several fiery conflicts outside the Town Hall, with some suggestions the authorities acted violently.

But Police say officers were gentle with demonstrators.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Thousands of educators took part in strike action across the country on Wednesday.

In Dunedin more than 2000 parents, pupils and teachers packed the Octagon, joining others protesting across the South Island from the West Coast to Invercargill.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Fiery scenes erupted outside the Dunedin Town Hall this morning, as climate action protesters: blockaded entrances; and jostled to prevent delegates entering the 'Minerals Forum Conference.'

Three people have been arrested and a woman is in hospital, after police officers tried and failed to remove protesters, who linked arms to prevent access to the venue.


Monday, May 27, 2019

For the past 29 years Kevin and Hong Juan Lee have worked nearly seven days a week in the kitchen of their Dunedin restaurant, the Asian.

During an emotional farewell, the couple say they aren't quite sure what they'll do now, to keep themselves busy.


Monday, May 27, 2019

It'll be all aboard the beloved Tiger Tea bus again for excited youngsters at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum this week.

The bus exhibit's interior has been temporarily closed for a conservation, and an audiovisual upgrade, much to the disappointment of visiting children.