A fear of public speaking is said to afflict at least three-quarters of the population. Reporter Tim Miller decides to go one step further and persuade a group of strangers he's funny.
Being funny is only one part of being a great comedian - you also have to really like being on stage.
Frustration is growing among some St Clair residents unable to return to their homes since they were forced to evacuate last month.
An unusual zoological window display at a Dunedin auction house is causing a bit of a stir.
Pay negotiations are holding up plans for one of Dunedin’s largest employers to pay all its staff the living wage.
Lake Wanaka is not the first place you think of when heading out for a surf — but with the right boat anything is possible.
A multitude of walking tracks and paths around Dunedin have been given an overdue spruce-up in the past year.
One person was taken to hospital with facial injuries following an alleged assault in Oamaru last night.
A dispute between neighbours led to an Armed Offenders Squad callout in Dunedin last night.
Tucked away in a secluded spot right beside the Lindis River is an exclusive holiday camp site which is only available if you have the right family connections.
A tourist issued with a freedom camping fine while visiting Dunedin says the episode left a black mark on his New Zealand holiday.
Hay fever sufferers are making a beeline to the nearest pharmacy as exceptional seasonal grass growth starts to take its toll.
One of the hardest decisions Andrew Borthwick makes while on holiday is which of his dozen or so flags to hoist up the pole outside his family's crib in Karitane.
It's a crib with million-dollar views out the kitchen window - but all the money in the world is not enough to buy it.
When Lyn and Rodger Herd bought their Hampden section it was not much more than a piece of land with some grass on it.
Arise Sir Tim of Invercargill.
Plans to develop a former Dunedin quarry have been put on hold after opposition from neighbours.
Generous donors are making a splash as funds continue to pour in for the much anticipated new Mosgiel pool.
The Haase family were unsure if they were adventurous or just crazy when they sailed out of Otago Harbour and into the open ocean at the start of an eight-month journey around New Zealand.
Dunedin's smart new street lights will be able to double as monitoring tools, but there is no plan to use the technology.