Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A new study has revealed Dunedin is leading the way for electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand.

Research carried out by Otago University and the Dunedin City Council reveals the number of electric cars in Dunedin increased dramatically in the last few years.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ben Smith will make his 150th appearance for the Highlanders on Friday night.

The co-captain and fullback will bring up the milestone against the Crusaders in Christchurch, leading a side with several changes to the one that lost to the Hurricanes last week.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Highlanders assistant coach, Mark Hammett, is full of praise for his young forward pack, but knows the ultimate test will come this Friday night, in Christchurch.

The Highlanders are set to take on the Crusaders in Round 9 of Super Rugby, with their season hanging in the balance.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The national air carrier flew into Dunedin at lunchtime Tuesday, to hand out giveaways as part of a nationwide competition.

Around 500 people lined up from early in the morning, hoping to win the major prize: a trip to Rarotonga.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A group of southern clothing up-cyclers is set to converge in Dunedin later this month.

Convener, Kirsten Koch, has called the hui for a couple of reasons; to chat with her fellow practitioners, and as part of her further sociology studies.


Monday, April 8, 2019

Lime scooters are confident they're back on track after a braking issue resulted in the company voluntarily recalling the e-scooters last month.

They've agreed to set of safety conditions with the Dunedin City Council, and insist safety is their number one priority.


Monday, April 8, 2019

The third instalment of the Tally Ho event has seen new people coming into the team, with others taking on more roles.

Tally Ho is an orchestral concert featuring some of Dunedin's best known pop songs..

The changes came about after one of the event's founders Roy Colbert passed away in 2017 as the second show was in production.


Friday, April 5, 2019

Scores of Kiwis ditched their loafers, heels or sneakers in favour of gumboots today, in support of inaugural mental health initiative, Gumboot Friday.

Mental health charity I AM HOPE and its founder Mike King have launched the initiative to raise money and awareness for children's mental health, with people in the south putting their best foot forward.


Friday, April 5, 2019

The Highlanders are relishing the chance to get back on home turf and re-boot their Super Rugby campaign.

They host the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight, looking to get their stuttering season back on track.


Friday, April 5, 2019

Dunedin's town hall is set to rock later this month as the 'Dunedin sound' gets a classical makeover.

Tally Ho 3 is the third instalment of classic songs from around the Flying Nun record label, performed live with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Zealand's only submarine is about to get a makeover.

The platypus was created for use in the mining industry nearly a 150 years ago, and has been in a state of disrepair ever since.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Short Film Otago is a group of industry professionals who formed around a decade ago to help develop the region's film making community.

As the organisation chalks up 10 years of supporting budding film makers, Short Film Otago's chairman says they're hoping to engage the next generation.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

A new Dunedin organisation hopes to help people who self-medicate to understand the potential pitfalls.

Task Mental Wellness has been set up by a local man with decades of experience working in the mental health field.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The South Dunedin Street Festival is having another crack at happening this weekend.

Originally scheduled last November, it was postponed due to adverse weather, and organisers are hoping for a calm Autumnal event this Saturday.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Matt Faddes will start on the Highlanders' right wing in place of the injured Waisake Naholo against the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium Friday night.

Midfielder Rob Thompson makes his return from injury from the bench, while Marty Banks remains at first-five.

But with a big crowd expected, the pressure is on the home side to get back into winning ways.