Eager not to miss a moment of 2021, Abigail Rose Sullivan was born in Dunedin on New Year's Day.
There were only five arrests during Wanaka’s New Year's Eve celebrations but there was a high level of under-age drinking and a lot of property damage, police say.
Two people were arrested in Dunedin for drunken behaviour overnight, but most were well-behaved as the city welcomed in 2021.
A bang of the Robbie Burns canon as the clock struck midnight has marked the arrival of 2021 in Dunedin.
With the likelihood of more people, who are possibly less experienced, taking to the South’s lakes, rivers and ocean these summer holidays, Otago harbourmasters are urging caution on the water.
It looks set to rain, but it will take more than a little dampness to scupper the plans of thousands keen to celebrate the end of a challenging year at events across the South this New Year’s Eve.
Sporting their new beach bags and enjoying the sunshine in Dunedin yesterday are Emily Watt (10, left), of Brighton, and her cousin Marissa Conway (9), who is visiting from Waipahi.
Oamaru is buzzing after the buyer of a Lotto ticket at a local supermarket won $18.25 million in the Boxing Day jackpot.
A project to install a $50,000 camera at the Taieri Mouth river bar to make crossing it safer for boaties has been welcomed by Otago’s harbourmaster.
A sighting of the potentially toxic algae phormidium has been confirmed in Silver Stream at the Riccarton Road bridge in Mosgiel.
Santhosh Kunnumpurath Jose and Merlin Mathew, of India, are celebrating joining their children in holding NZ citizenship. "We are happy to be home here - so lucky."
Dog owners should learn how to recognise potentially toxic algae found in Otago rivers to keep their pets safe this summer, the ORC says.
Christmas is about giving and that is exactly what the Reed family intends to do for the Dunedin community this year.
Zoe Arnold (5) snaps a photo of the Summer Lights display, in Dunedin yesterday, along with her brother Zach (1) and mother Tamsyn.
The cancellation of a major gas and oil exploration programme off the Otago coast has been greeted with resignation and joy.
From building stone homes in Lebanon to stone walls on the Otago Peninsula, Mohamad Alashour knows how it's done.