Otago councils have been left out of pocket by more than $1 million in loans to the Otago Regional Fire Authority following its switch to Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
A small town with a rich and vibrant history, Kaitangata was made famous last year by its affordable land and house package. Samuel White digs deep into the minds of locals to find out what makes the town so appealing.
It might seem strange that a club based on being free and exposed is hidden far away from the city where prying eyes can’t see it but the Orchard Sun Club is still going strong after 43 years despite the distance from town.
As the holiday road toll creeps up again, the remains of a car written off in a serious crash has been put on display near Lawrence to serve as a warning for other road users.
The starting gates opened on the first of 36 Interislander Summer Festival events yesterday at Wingatui Racecourse, giving established local jockey Jacob Lowry the opportunity to show his mettle.
Dunedin-based performers put on a traditional urapa'u (drum dance) from the Cook Islands in ''A Pacific Showcase'' at the Dunedin Community Gallery yesterday.
A Milton family was up bright and early yesterday, ready to tackle the annual Boxing Day sales in Dunedin.
Cruise ship passengers were grateful to the retailers and tourism operators who opened for them when they flooded the city yesterday.
It might not be a traditional Christmas lunch, but for one family staying at Dunedin Holiday Park all they needed was each other to enjoy the festive holiday.
Four people have been taken to hospital after two vehicles collided at a central Dunedin intersection this afternoon.
Christmas will be different for New Zealand Defence Force army personnel serving in Afghanistan but thankfully those there will be able to stay in touch with family.
A Gore soldier in South Korea who served as a pallbearer for the repatriation of a soldier’s remains from the Korean War says he still has a lot to see in the country.
Father of four Sergeant Piripi Matthews, of Dunedin, has been serving with the New Zealand Defence Force in Afghanistan for six months. He tells Samuel White what he’ll be doing this Christmas.
A Dunedin student has raised and collected more than $1000 worth of gifts for Women's Refuge as part of a Christmas tradition.
Safety improvements are being considered for a Dunedin intersection which was the site of a truck crash yesterday that left the driver in a critical condition.
Police are devastated two lives have already been lost on Otago roads in separate vehicle crashes only two weeks into the ''We Want You Here for Christmas'' campaign.
A simple idea to keep children in Tapanui entertained at Christmas has evolved into a magical event as the Santa Parade prepares to appear in the town for the 64th year this Friday.