Friday, November 29, 2019

Roger Kan has been buying and selling produce since the 1950s, running a sideline business to his parent's iconic fruit and vegetable shop.

But the 86-year-old has now decided to pass the business on to fellow food supply company Kaan Catering Supplies.


Friday, November 29, 2019

Lunchtime diners in Dunedin's Octagon got a taste of what's planned for tomorrow's St Andrew's Day celebrations.

Local strongman Jayden Hill is set to lend a hand in the Highland games section, demonstrating some impressive lifting.


Friday, November 29, 2019

Campaigners are declaring victory, in the six-year fight to save Dunedin’s Invermay research campus, and the dozens of top science jobs still based there.

Dunedin North Labour MP David Clark revealed a letter of expectation sent to AgResearch — by Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Each year, the Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture students finish their course by climbing New Zealand's tallest tree.

Otago Daily Times reporter Jacob McSweeny, who took the course this year, gives his take on what the view was like from the top.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Following on from last year's success, the Country Music Dunedin Awards came back for a second year recently.

The now-annual awards showcase both emerging and established Country Music talent from across Otago and new Zealand.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

A couple of rowdy Dunedin bands teamed up recently to hold a gig to support a local charity.

The bands, Ajax and the Washing up and Infinite Justice, held a show earlier in November to raise money for an issue which has effected the band members.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

The family of a teen stabbed to death by a Dunedin doctor say they will have to somehow move on from their double tragedy.

Lisa Ann Rush found her daughter, 16-year-old Amber-Rose Rush, dead in the bed of her Corstorphine home on February 3, last year.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The University of Otago hosted a training exercise for emergency services on Wednesday.

It's understood about 30 people were involved in the event.

And a warning, this simulated exercise contains images which may disturb some people.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A range of local groups opposing oil drilling, staged a performance in Dunedin's Octagon recently, attempting to dig for oil and gas.

The protest was in response to plans by Austrian-owned company OMV, to explore for oil and gas in the Great South Basin.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

East Otago High School pupil Sophie Woodhouse and her little horse Gerry's Boy are set to race up north later this week.

The 16-year-old is hoping to do Otago proud in Australasia's biggest youth harness racing competition at Auckland's Alexandra Park.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

High Street’s super-insulated housing project is teaching contractors how to create structures, which keep heat in and pollution out.

The co-housing project is being built by eHaus Otago, and is expected to be completed this time next year.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It's 50 years this month since Dunedin pioneering broadcaster Dougal Stevenson became the first presenter to front a nationwide news programme.

The way news is presented and broadcast has changed significantly in the past five decades, from black and white, to colour, and now into the digital age.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Otago Polytechnic's end of year exhibition is currently on, filling many areas of the institution's Dunedin campus.

Called SITE, the event showcases work across many areas and artistic disciplines.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Plans to build three large rock groynes to stop erosion on a beach near Harrington Point on the Otago Peninsula, have taken another step forward.

An upcoming application for resource consent is the project's first major progression, since it was announced in May 2018.


Monday, November 25, 2019

It's 50 years on from New Zealand's first television news broadcast.

A former Dunedin radio announcer turned, into a television host in the early days, and is reminiscing about how it all began.