There was an awkward mixture of cringe and elation on Alex
Leckie-Zaharic's face when he spelt the winning word at the
New Zealand Spelling Bee lower South Island regional
ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer speaks with Otago winger Jack
Wilson and Otago coach Cory Brown ahead of this weekend's
first ITM Cup match against Canterbury at Forsyth Barr
Dunedin community boards fear changes to the city's local
government landscape will ''plunge a knife into the heart''
of their communities.
Bus services have resumed normal operation in Dunedin and
flights are now operating to schedule at the city's airport
after icy conditions caused major disruptions this morning.
Southern motorists are being urged to take care on the roads
overnight and tomorrow morning as black ice is expected in
many areas following the weekend's wintry blast.
The biggest investment in the Dunedin Botanic Garden's
history can simulate arid deserts, tropical forests and
sub-antarctic islands on the slopes of Signal Hill.
Brewers are ''pushing the envelope'' of beer creations to get
a slice of a competitive market, but do not expect a stag
semen brew anytime soon, Emerson's head brewer says.
The University of Otago's first mural on campus went through
several ''tweaks'' before being approved, but is now looking
''pretty impressive'', the director of Maori development
Tourists could end up going to jail to eat, explore, and
perhaps even sleep, once planned construction work on
Dunedin's historic prison is completed.
As the Ministry of Education's deadline for statutory
intervention approaches, King's High School is preparing to
meet ministry representatives to find a way forward.
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