Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Megan Fairley has been thinking how to make the best of a bad situation for a couple of years.

Before she was laid off from Dunedin’s Cadbury Factory in 2018, she bought the last box of Caramilk to come off the Dunedin factory line - and has now found a worthy cause to raise funds for.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Thousands of students were welcomed to the University of Otago for this year's Summer School with a free BBQ and backyard cricket.

Over one-and-a-half thousand students sitting school papers with a full course, crammed into six weeks of study.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

For the first time people will be able to roll, as well as run, down the Dunedin Airport runway in an annual fundraiser.

Set to take-off on February 2, the 'Run the Runway' event this year will include mobility scooters and wheelchairs.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A group of naturists frolicked in the surf of a Dunedin beach on the longest day this summer.

Organisers say they've been taking their kit off at the beach for several years in an annual ritual to celebrate the summer solstice.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A battle for the heart and soul of the coastal township of Waitati, north of Dunedin, took place during the summer break.

Locals were able to repel an invasion of the corporate raiders in "Battle of Blueskin" - a mock battle on New Years Eve.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Forest and Bird has declared 2020 the year of the seabird.

Building seabirds out of sand can be delicate work, but the future of the creatures is equally precarious.

The Dunedin chapter and the Kiwi Conservation Club have been building seabird sandcastles on St Kilda Beach on Tuesday.


Monday, January 13, 2020

A fire in Warrington could have potentially engulfed up to five homes if not for the quick response by fire crews and locals.

One house was badly damaged in the blaze which is thought to have started in a power transformer on Saturday afternoon.


Friday, December 20, 2019

The chief ice maker at the Dunedin Ice Stadium is off to look after the ice at a world curling championship event in Finland.

Reece Aiken was invited to the prestigious event after organisers saw his ice-making prowess at Naseby last year.


Friday, December 20, 2019

Rather than jumping out of a car and running through the school gates, Silverstream School pupils will be asked to take a leisurely walk to school next year.

The Dunedin City Council is launching a trial of footpath markings, which encourage pupils to walk their route to school.


Friday, December 20, 2019

Dunedin people have been venturing outdoors in the evenings to admire displays of Christmas lights.

A number of houses around town are decorated in flashing colourful lights, as part of festive season.


Friday, December 20, 2019

Dunedin police say drivers have been taking unnecessary risks on the roads.

Police are begging drivers to stick to the speed limit and take care over the holiday season.


Thursday, December 19, 2019

For three decades, residents of Dunedin's Moana House have been clearing wilding pines and selling them as Christmas Trees

Over the years, the woman at the helm of Moana House has seen many changes, but says many people still prefer a natural tree.


Thursday, December 19, 2019

From humble beginnings in Dunedin, to one of the fastest growing businesses in New Zealand, the Night 'n Day food-store business continues to grow.

The business came in at number 19 in this year's Deloitte Fast 50, following a record two years.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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It's taken 15 years to get there, but work on the final section of the shared path between Dunedin and Port Chalmers is set to begin.

The occasion was marked with a tree planting in Sawyers Bay on Tuesday.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

It's taken 15 years to get there, but work on the final section of the shared path between Dunedin and Port Chalmers is set to begin.

The occasion was marked with a tree planting in Sawyers Bay on Tuesday.