Monday, March 16, 2020

New Zealand Fire and Emergency crews burnt down a house in Blanket Bay Rd, Sawyers Bay, as part of a fire practice.

The home had been given to the fire service by a member of the Port Chalmers Volunteer Fire Brigade, who wanted to clear their land.

Friday, March 13, 2020
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Cosplay, comics and contests are set to be on offer at the Edge of the World Expo this weekend.

The convention is to be held at Dunedin's More FM Arena with all proceeds going to a children's charity.

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Dunedin City Council is spending three million dollars improving road safety outside 15 schools around Dunedin.

But the removal of parking spaces around at least one central city school has upset local businesses.

Friday, March 13, 2020

As the Octagon Experience trial enters its final phase some small scale retailers were happy to see cruise ship passengers dropped off in the Octagon again.

Octagon Market stall holders say they lost a significant amount of business during the earlier stages of the trial.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Injured and sick Dunedin wildlife will now travel to and from hospital in an ambulance.

Port Otago has supplied the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital with a new electric Nissan van as a wildlife ambulance.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

A former restaurant beside the Otago Harbour is to become a classroom by the sea.

Otago Girls' High School purchased the old High Tide restaurant to create a new water sports base and classroom with a difference.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

When it comes to discrimination, Otago Muslim Association president Mohammed Rizwan doesn't mince words.

A year on from the deadly terror attack against Muslims in Christchurch, Mr Rizwan says New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of religious and racial tolerance.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A Candidate has been found to replace The Labour Party's long serving Dunedin South MP Clare Curran, at this year's general election.

Former broadcast journalist and lawyer Ingrid Leary has been named as Labour's choice for the seat, beating out two other candidates.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Eco-activists celebrated their 50th anniversary celebrations of the Save Manapouri Campaign on Sunday.

United by the common goal, 50 years ago environmentalists launched a campaign to protect one of Fiordland's most famous landmarks.

Monday, March 9, 2020

The challenges for people in the Victorian era were not so different from what we face today, says visiting Oxford University professor Sally Shuttleworth.

And she projected a sound and light show onto the side of a University of Otago building last night to illustrate her point.

Monday, March 9, 2020

A volunteer group is starting the day off right with a yoga session followed by a rubbish cleanup at Dunedin's St Kilda Beach.

About 40 volunteers made time to help out, after an early morning yoga session to limber up..

Monday, March 9, 2020

A year on from the Christchurch mosque attacks, a Dunedin survivor of the shootings says the kindness of a police officer has inspired him to seek to join their ranks.

Dunedin man Mustafa Boztas was shot in the leg multiple times during the shootings which killed 51 people and injured 49 others.

Friday, March 6, 2020

A Dunedin daycare centre is subsiding its families and staff, to enter the Surf to Stadium Fun Run and Walk.

Mini Thinkers says about 50 families and 20 staff are taking advantage of the subsidy for next weekend's event.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Everything's half price and must go by Sunday at the Dunedin Hospice Shop in Bond Street.

The store is shifting into a new building owned by a hospice trust. one block down the road in Vogel Street.

Friday, March 6, 2020

A Dunedin doctor, who stabbed a teenager to death to preserve his career, was sentenced in the Dunedin High Court on Friday.

Venod Skantha was found guilty of the 2018 murder of Amber Rose Rush in November last year, and appeared at the High Court in Dunedin for sentencing on Friday afternoon.