Friday, November 1, 2019

A North Otago family have climbed the steep hillside of Puketapu near Palmerston every day of October.

Their hard efforts were done to raise money for a good cause.


Friday, November 1, 2019

New Zealand's first climate-safe house will be among the many attractions at Dunedin's fourth Home and Living Show this weekend.

Built mainly by Otago Polytech apprentices, the construction is a celebration of girl power, using a mainly female building team.


Friday, November 1, 2019

Dunedin song-writing teacher Natalie Yeoman has finally published and recorded some of the many songs she created during her career.

The George Street Normal School realised if she did not write down and record the song, they might be forever lost to the next generation.


Friday, November 1, 2019

For many, Labour Day was just a long weekend and an opportunity to take a three-day break from the drudgery of work.

However, one group chose to celebrate the day for what it actually stands for.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

A club specialising in collecting stamps and postcards, are holding their annual fair at the Dunedin Community gallery this week.

The event is a chance for stamp and postcard enthusiasts to complete their collections.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

After two long years of waiting, a disabled Dunedin man's bathroom is finally fit for use.

Joshua Perry was helped by local MP Michael Woodhouse to speed up the bureaucratic process of re-modeling his bathroom, after the project got caught up in red tape.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

It's been two weeks since Dunedin couple Alan Funnell and Louisa Andrew lost their dogs, but they're still on the look out for their beloved pets.

The dogs disappeared after they were let out of the car when they arrived at the couple's property on the Otago Peninsula, on October 17.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

A man living on a remote rural road near Middlemarch was forced to watch his house burn down to the ground two days ago.

Malcolm Taylor fled the blaze with little other than the clothes he was wearing, but has since found a treasured vase in the ashes of his former house.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

This year's Otago Correctional Facility Careers Expo is hoping to break down barriers between people with a criminal record and possible employers.

Forty inmates met up with potential employers on Tuesday for a speed recruiting session at the Milburn prison.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Dunedin is set to benefit after the Government announced a massive cash injection for the city on Wednesday.

More than $57 million from the provincial growth fund has been allocated for a number of projects.

These include the revitalisation of South Dunedin's Hillside Workshop and the Steamer Basin redevelopment.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A young Canadian artist based in Dunedin is looking for human teeth with which to make her latest piece of artistic jewellery.

So far, she has made her jewellery with animal bones and animal teeth, but now she is hoping to creating a bracelet with human teeth.


Friday, October 25, 2019

The Otago Polytechnic is developing an eye-sight testing programme that primary school pupils can do by themselves.

Occupational therapy professor Mary Butler says preliminary trials have found several who had been overlooked during the lastest Government tests of school children.


Friday, October 25, 2019

New Cromwell resident Yannick Fourbet was already creating art in his native France, when he saw someone creating large pots with rope on wooden frames.

After supplying his mentor with red wine he was taught some secret techniques, which he now uses in Cromwell.


Friday, October 25, 2019

Staff and students of the division of Marine Sciences at the University of Otago protested against proposed staff cuts this afternoon.

Submissions closed this afternoon on whether the cash-strapped department should down-size its staff numbers to save money.


Friday, October 25, 2019

This afternoon Aaron Hawkins was officially sworn in as Dunedin's new Mayor.

Family, friends, and members of the community packed out the first council meeting for the official swearing in of the Mayor and councillors.