Chris Morris

Railway involved in filming as Hollywood comes to town

The cameras are rolling as Hollywood hits Dunedin, and the Taieri Gorge Railway could be an early star.

NZ troops in Syria bad for reputation

Dunedin-born academic Leon Goldsmith has first-hand experience of Syria's descent into violence. Now, after surviving a run-in with the Assad regime's security intelligence services, he warns New Zealand should not get sucked into the conflict. Chris Morris reports.

Quake a short, sharp shock

Quake a short, sharp shock

Paintings came off walls and glasses jangled in the Outram Hotel as a short, sharp earthquake rumbled Dunedin and surrounding areas last night.

Pizza shop optimism

Domino's Pizza is eyeing a Mosgiel outlet store than could help Dunedin reverse the city's trend of job losses.

Region shaken by quake

Region shaken by quake

Otago has been rattled by an earthquake tonight.

Singer waxes lyrical over beauty of Queenstown

Singer waxes lyrical over beauty of Queenstown

Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem has heaped praise on ''breathtaking'' Queenstown during a visit to the resort.

Cat ban urged as consent condition

Cat ban urged as consent condition

New homes on Otago Peninsula could soon come with a strict new planning rule - no cats.

Camper van sign concerns

Camper van sign concerns

Concerns the Macandrew Bay community is being opened up to more freedom camping, and any problems that come with it, are not justified, the Dunedin City Council says.

Don't blame us: mayors

Don't blame us: mayors

Southern leaders have responded with a mixture of sympathy and scorn to deputy prime minister Bill English's claim councils are fuelling poverty in New Zealand.

Top Chinese diplomat on way

Top Chinese diplomat on way

A visit to Dunedin by China's newly appointed consul-general shows the importance of the city's burgeoning relationship with Shanghai, Mayor Dave Cull says.