Life is about balance for Nelson brothers Nick and Peter Oliver, but as top trials riders it can also be about skilful combinations of brake, throttle and clutch to negotiate obstacles, drops and climbs which would cause the faint of heart to stop in their tracks.
A woman was taken into custody just before 5pm today after an Armed Offenders Squad callout to a Magdala St house, in the Dunedin suburb of Musselburgh.
Commuters will ride on better buses and use a uniform ticketing system after new transport laws come into effect, a regional council director says.
Superannuitants will have some extra dollars in their pockets from today, when free off-peak bus transport becomes a reality.
Dunedin dairy owner Moreen Hall's decision to put community well-being ahead of income was recognised yesterday when she became the inaugural recipient of a national health award.
Car batteries, old cray pots, shoes, sheets of iron and six sacks of the invasive, exotic seaweed undaria were among rubbish collected by 18 divers from the Aramoana mole on Saturday.
About 20 bus passengers travelling between Christchurch and Te Anau had an unscheduled stop on Saturday, when their bus slid into a roadside drain and came to rest at a precarious angle.
Steam locomotive excursions between Dunedin and Sawyers Bay on Saturday were a trip down memory lane for passengers in the carriages - and those up front keeping the wheels turning.
Workers at a Dunedin business thought a large truck was making an unscheduled delivery yesterday afternoon - but the "rumbling" they heard was several tonnes of debris falling from a 30m cliff on to the rear of the Kaikorai Valley premises.
Dunedin lawyer Maree Baker has received a national award which recognises a professional and personal interest in protecting New Zealand rivers and waterways.
Converting a run-down Port Chalmers shed into a purpose-built education and storage facility would make it plain sailing for Sea Cadets, a group leader says.
An event described by organisers as both emotional and inspirational was launched at Dunedin's Edgar Centre this week.
A Dunedin woman was taken into custody just before 5pm yesterday after an armed offenders squad call-out to a Musselburgh house.
It may not sound as serious as demonstrating for the environment, world peace, or democratic rights, but a group of Dunedin protesters say a campaign to save some favourite sweets is anything but tongue in cheek.
Although the number of young Dunedin drivers injured or killed in road crashes in Dunedin reached a four-year low in 2007, police and community road safety advisers say the brakes still need to be put on the grim statistics.
As more local authorities nationally drop building consent fees to make solar water heating cheaper to install, a Dunedin City councillor says waiving costs will "not be a simple decision to make".
After putting up with septic tank run-off for years, residents of a West Harbour hamlet are pleased sewerage services in the area may finally be improved.