Despite a 20% increase in the number of freedom campers around Dunedin so far this season, resident complaints and the number of infringement notices handed out have halved.
When Senior Firefighter Bevan Moreton announced he finally planned to retire within the next year, his crew-mates chuckled and accused him of saying the same thing five years ago, and 10 years ago.
Niwa's latest long-range forecast shows temperatures over the next three months are likely to be ‘‘near average’’.
It's a terrifying case of wait and see. Former Otago rugby player and opera singer Jud Arthur's been on his porch this week keeping a close eye on an approaching fire front, waiting to see if his Australian home will be ravaged by bushfires.
The South is set to take another battering tomorrow, with heavy rain and gusts of up to 140kmh expected.
Many of New Zealand’s most extreme weather events over the past decade have been recorded in Otago and Southland.
Severe winds have caused power cuts to many electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network in parts of Dunedin this evening.
No calf wrestling or roping skills were used in forging Anthony and Alyce Perkins’ relationship — or so they say.
Never having eaten beef or stuffed turkey before, Gaurav Gyanwali was a little anxious about what the staples of a traditional Kiwi Christmas dinner would be like.
Staff at Dunedin’s New World Centre City store took limited industrial action on Christmas Eve, protesting about the lack of "meaningful" collective agreement bargaining.
The Ministry of Education is pushing ahead in its search for a new school site near Ladies Mile, despite the QLDC declining consents for two housing developments in the area.
A renaissance of theatre is set to flourish in Dunedin after two of the city’s top theatre companies received major funding grants.
Staff and people gathered at Dunedin Airport got into the Christmas spirit awaiting flights this morning. Hundreds will welcome home family members from around the world for Christmas and summer holidays.
One cannot enjoy a traditional English Christmas dinner without an old-fashioned figgy pudding, plum duff or spotted dick in the mix.
There may be plenty of puddles around Otago and Southland, but Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) is urging holidaymakers not to be complacent and to "check it’s all right before you light fires".