Friday, December 7, 2018

A Dunedin pair, who some reality TV-show viewers love to hate, are eagerly awaiting the outcome of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand this weekend.

Jess Mackay, a real estate agent in Brighton, and Cindy Holmes, a mortgage broker who lives on a Taieri dairy farm, are one of two pairs left in the cooking show.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A south Dunedin school held a lock down practise drill this morning, testing their readiness for a threatening situation..

Children and families at Bathgate park School were advised something was going to happen, but weren't told what or when.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

China's complex transition to a capitalist society is the subject of a striking new exhibit at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

A replica of a soviet tank made entirely out of leather is set to go on display this weekend, as part of an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Brighton couple have been left distraught and in tears following the brazen theft of their newly planted natives during the middle of the night.

When Kim and Diane Rapley woke up yesterday they found over a hundred native plants had been uprooted and stolen from their Taieri Mouth Road property.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Each year the Dunedin Public Library gives out an award to a local resident who's made a long and outstanding contribution to the libraries' collections, services or programmes.

Today saw the honour being awarded to the tutor of the Dunedin City Council Waiata Group.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The sprinkler system was accidentally set off, resulting in sprinkler technicians having to sweep water from the foyer into the already rain-soaked street.

The sprinkler system has only recently been installed, with technicians saying it looked like a contractor had accidentally hit one of the ceiling sprinklers while plastering.

Four Fire and Emergency New Zealand fire trucks were called to the scene but weren't needed.

A boutique hotel is being developed inside the one hundred and eight year old former Conservation House building.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Department of Conservation is praising the efforts of staff at Bunnings Dunedin and members of the public after they ushered a juvenile seal back to the harbour.

The department says it is reasonably common at this time of year, and is urging anyone who encounters wildlife out of their natural habitat to alert them as soon as possible...


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Dunedin Kindergarten Association say flooding has been a recurring problem for the kindy since the major South Dunedin floods two years ago.

They say it is the 15th time since 2016 it has happened, and the pumps on the property can not handle the amount of water the city's been getting.

Saint Clair School also had to close one of its entrances because of flooding.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A French cat on a round-the-world voyage has been confined to the brig aboard his skipper's damaged yacht at Careys Bay.

Navy has been locked up on the orders of the Ministry for Primary Industries, under strict quarantine at a secure berth near Port Chalmers in Dunedin.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Three Dunedin city organisations have been announced as finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Events Association Awards.

The Dunedin City Council, Dunedin Venues Management Limited and the New Zealand International Science Festival are all in the finals, beating fierce competition from across the country.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Dunedin branch of an annual Christmas appeal received a musical boost from a school kapa haka group.

As they've done for more than a decade members of the George Street Normal School's kapa haka group and choir entertained people in the Meridian mall.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Emergency services were called to a 3 car crash on State Highway 1 in Dunedin this afternoon.

Police say they were called to the crash at the intersection of Cumberland and Saint Andrew Streets around midday.

Two people were treated by Saint John at the scene, but police say no-one was seriously injured given it was a multiple vehicle crash.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

If you're walking through central Dunedin between November and March, chances are you'll encounter groups of cruise ship visitors exploring the town.

Cruise ship visits are projected to continue to increase over the next 7 to 10 years, but tourism professionals are keeping the situation under control.


Monday, December 3, 2018

The man in red may have had a wardrobe malfunction, but the baking sun and a massive crowd made for a vintage Dunedin Santa Parade yesterday.

It's the 20th year the event has been held in its current form.

Many thousands of children and adults lined George Street from North Dunedin to the Octagon, hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa.


Friday, November 30, 2018

The Otago Volts are hoping home ground advantage will give them the edge in the Ford Trophy final in Dunedin tomorrow.

They're hosting the Wellington Firebirds in the domestic one-day showpiece at the University Oval, looking to secure their first domestic title in five years.