Hearing the eerie or colourful tones of traditional Maori instruments was good, but making and learning to play them was better for 45 participants at a traditional Maori instrument workshop in Dunedin on Saturday.
A tight street circuit lined with hay bales through a small town reverberating with the sounds of motorcycles ridden to the limit - the Wyndham Street Race was praised by competitors for capturing the spirit and excitement of grass-roots racing and paying tribute to the man who inspired the event.
Tea and biscuits could be deadly for possums on the Otago Peninsula, a community group spokesman says.
Work repairing two passing lanes on State Highway 1 near Waihola should be completed by Christmas, a New Zealand Transport Agency project manager says.
Diners can peruse a menu on the cleanliness and food quality of Dunedin's restaurants and cafes before they go out to eat.
In 1907, Mr D. Reid petitioned the local council for public access; a similar proposal by the Dunedin Cyclist Coalition in 1978 had "merit" - now a Dunedin group is concerned plans to redevelop the disused Caversham Valley Rail Tunnel for cycle and pedestrian use will be ignored by the Dunedin City Council.
The group restoring a 107-year-old ferry which once carried passengers on Otago Harbour has completed work on the vessel's hull and is now fundraising to complete the boat's superstructure.
A national roading authority will spend $900,000 stabilising slips on State Highway 1 north of Dunedin this year.
It is not uncommon for St John members to receive awards for more than 20 years' service to the organisation, but it is not often the recipients are still in their 20s.
Armed offenders squad members attended a house in the Dunedin suburb of Wakari yesterday after an incident in which a 38-year-old man allegedly confronted two police officers with a knife just before noon.
After a long recess - in some cases "about 80 odd years" - seven former Otago Boys High School pupils reminisced at the school yesterday about formative experiences, classmates, tutors and the cane.
Dunedin pilot Tom Grant's interest in things with wings began as a child, model-making with wood and cloth, then as a "bigger boy", building replica World War 1 fighters with the same materials.
Otago councillors are concerned a rough road lies ahead for regional authorities funding roading projects.
Dunedin police say a powerful graffiti-fighting tool may already be in young offenders' homes - their parents.
Historians beginning to produce a comprehensive history of a now disbanded regiment say the story of young Otago men at war will be brought to life if letters, diaries and photographs "come out of the woodwork".
Consumers will enjoy lower fuel prices over summer but must get used to long-term fluctuations in the fuel market, an industry watchdog says.
The experience of a Dunedin pilot paid off when his home-built microlite lost power near Brighton Rd just after 6pm yesterday, forcing him to land in swampy farmland just short of his private landing strip.
The release of six kaka at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a step towards recapturing days when huge flocks of native birds winged their way across Otago skies, staff say.
Speeding motorists are being warned - they are under close scrutiny from police on Dunedin's southern roads.
Dunedin police are urging the public to act responsibly during Halloween and Guy Fawkes celebrations.