Shawn McAvinue

Film festival programme launched (+ video)

Film festival programme launched (+ video)

The "actioned-packed'' New Zealand International Film Festival programme for Dunedin and Gore has been launched.

Motorists praised for coping well with frost

Motorists praised for coping well with frost

Police are applauding the driving of motorists for a lack of crashes despite heavy frost around the region - and the coldest morning of the year at Dunedin Airport yesterday.

Lotto couple splash out - on a burger

Lotto couple splash out - on a burger

The married Dunedin couple who won $13.3 million in Powerball's $40 million draw on Saturday claimed their prize in Auckland yesterday and went out for a burger to celebrate after collecting Otago's biggest Lotto win.

Dunedin Lotto winners were in disbelief

Dunedin Lotto winners were in disbelief

The married Dunedin couple who won $13.3 million in Powerball's $40 million draw have spoken about taking the biggest prize ever in Otago.

Unexplained death in Brockville

Unexplained death in Brockville

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man in Dunedin.

'Blown away' by $13 million Lotto win

'Blown away' by $13 million Lotto win A Dunedin couple were "blown away" after a Lotto shop was opened after-hours to confirm their $13.36 million share of Lotto's $40 million Powerball, a record win for Otago.

'Awesome' gorge trip for Dunedin refugees

'Awesome' gorge trip for Dunedin refugees

Syrian refugees sang and danced in the aisles of a train on an "awesome'' trip through Otago countryside yesterday.

Dunedin couple shares in $40m win

Dunedin couple shares in $40m win

A Dunedin couple has won a $13.36 million share of Lotto's record-breaking $40 million Powerball.

House and car fires 'suspicious'

House and car fires 'suspicious'

Police are investigating a house fire in Te Anau and a car fire in Dunedin, both believed to be suspicious.

Fabled boat has role down south

Fabled boat has role down south

A rescue boat with a history of saving foundering Australian yachties has a new home in Bluff.