Chris Morris

Approval granted for child-care centre

Approval granted for child-care centre

Plans to build an early childhood centre in Mornington have been approved despite concerns from neighbours.

Better welcome urged for cruise passengers

Better welcome urged for cruise passengers

Dunedin needs to do more to welcome cruise ship passengers to secure an industry now worth $38 million a year to Otago, a new action plan suggests.

'Nature's confectionery' defended

'Nature's confectionery' defended

Award-winning Cromwell grower Simon Webb says the sun is still shining on New Zealand's apples, despite the criticism of an ''ill-informed'' British chef.

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.