The occupants of four St Clair houses were ordered to evacuate their properties immediately last night, following the discovery of a dangerous landslip on the hill above.
One person has received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident on Somerville St, in Dunedin tonight.
The Dunedin City Council has today issued dangerous building notices to four houses in St Clair, after a landslip was assessed to be posing an "imminent safety threat".
The leaders of several southern schools which appeared in an Auditor-general's report for being in financial difficulty, say they are on the list for ''mere technicalities'' rather than anything serious.
The number of overseas teachers ready to start working in New Zealand primary and secondary schools at the start of next year has now grown to more than 800.
Mornington's ageing Plunket building has officially been closed and is to be sold, after serving the community for more than 60 years.
Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail are expected over parts of the South Island tomorrow, MetService says.
Eight ''everyday'' Southlanders who do ''exceptional things'' were recognised last night at the 10th annual Kiwibank Local Hero Awards in Invercargill.
Dunedin's dormant and historic Loan and Mercantile building will sparkle with life again in January when organisers of the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival light up the building with a mix of lanterns, projections, music and performance.
Fedor Konyukhov may be hundreds of kilometres from civilisation, but it will not stop the Russian rower from celebrating his birthday in style today.
Fifteen "everyday people who do exceptional things'' were recognised in Dunedin last night at the Kiwibank Local Hero Awards.
As another year winds to a close at Tainui School, teachers Kaye Ballantyne, Jenny Tavendale and Ruth Harley are starting to feel the finality of their decisions to retire.
As the distant roar drew nearer, unsuspecting George St shoppers and retailers looked skyward, wondering if it was a jet plane, thunder, or perhaps a volcanic eruption.
MetService is warning of the possibility of thunderstorms and hail about Dunedin and Balclutha this afternoon.
They say a good friend is a person who knows you better than you know yourself.
More than three years after losing its assembly hall to fire, Taieri College is putting the finishing touches on its new multimillion-dollar, multipurpose performing arts centre.
Once Fedor Konyukhov passes the International Date Line in the South Pacific, his closest and most reliable contact will be the International Space Station.
Wild weather across the southern region yesterday caused disruption and damage that could take up to two weeks to repair.
''Century-old'' spring weather records have been swept aside across the Otago region this year, after a season that had nearly 50% more rainfall than normal.
More than 380 customers are without power in the Otago Peninsula and a kindergarten was flooded for the 15th time since 2016 after the wider Dunedin region was battered with severe weather overnight and this morning.