Thursday, August 8, 2019

The "James Cameron: Challenging the Deep" exhibition continues to draw crowds to Otago Museum.

Dunedin is the first city to host the travelling exhibition after its successful launch in Sydney earlier this year.

Museum staff say the huge scale of the show was a challenge to get up and running in time for last month's opening.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Seventy-four years ago an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing more than 120,000 people.

The anniversary is commemorated around the globe, and has been remembered in Dunedin at the city's peace pole.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Lawrence man is contemplating whether to sell ancient moa bones salvaged from a rubbish dump, after a push by conservationists to ban the practice.

Peter Hall has six moa bones he and his son, Matthew, found at Dunedin's Green Island tip 35 years ago.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Budding young scientists from across the south are displaying their research projects for the public and a panel of judges.

Works at the Otago Science and Technology Fair are on show at the Hutton Theatre in the Otago Museum, until the prize-giving this coming weekend.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

40 years ago this week, '5 million cubic meters of earth' slid down-hill, from the Dunedin suburb of Abbotsford.

The majority of the earth slipped from under residents' feet, just after 9pm, on the 8th of August, 1979

It's an event 'a then 14-year-old' will never forget.


Monday, August 5, 2019

Six years ago a little 2-year-old Dunedin girl died of leukaemia.
Her death came just hours after she was discharged from hospital for the second time in days.
Now her mother is fighting for her daughter's legacy to ensure her death was not in vain.


Monday, August 5, 2019

Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage, has had the privilege to observe the country's rarest kiwi species, at Dunedin's Orokonui Ecosanctuary on Friday.

Over the last few years the reserve's kiwi creche has helped to succefully raise fifty three Haast Tokoeka kiwi chicks.


Monday, August 5, 2019

While all State Highways in Otago have now reopened, snow, slush and ice continue to make driving treacherous in large parts of the South.

Small quantities of snow settled near sea level in Dunedin last night making driving conditions difficult in places.

The weather has also made for some picturesque scenes especially, as we'll see, in Central Otago.


Friday, August 2, 2019

Nocturnal Projections were an influential post-punk New Zealand band from the early 1980s.

Dunedin artist Cath Cocker asked former members if she could use their name for a second series of light and sound events, held in Dunedin over the past month.


Friday, August 2, 2019

It seems as if some of the stuffed creatures from the Otago Museum's Animal Attic have escaped and ended up in a mural on a Dunedin street.

A wall along Highgate now has a mural featuring animals from the museum's Victorian-style display, thanks to local artist Bruce Mahalski.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Dunedin surveyor is bringing out the big guns in his fight to restore the supremacy of Baldwin Street as the world's steepest.

Toby Stoff has been vocal in his view Welsh street Ffordd Pen Llech being measured on the inside goes against good surveying practice.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

'The Dunedin Shanghai Association' is asking for ideas to promote Dunedin, as a tourist destination, on Chinese social media.

The campaign is to mark the 25th anniversary of 'Dunedin's sister-city relationship with Shanghai.'


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dunedin hosted two protests today: the first, outside Distinction Hotel, challenged potential oil drilling off the Otago coast.

The second, which attracted more people, was about the high number of Maori babies being taken from mothers, and began outside Oranga Tamariki.


Monday, July 29, 2019

A new mini-exhibition at Otago Museum's 'Tuhura Tropical Forest' highlights the 'power of plants'.

The exhibition focuses on medicinal plants and the origins of plant medicine.


Monday, July 29, 2019

A scientific research ship has taken time away from 'Antarctic ice and deep ocean trenches,' to show Dunedin its secrets.

Tangaroa is Niwa's largest vessel, and it docked at the Fryatt Street wharf over the weekend, for a public open day.