Best of YouTube: Working port a thing of beauty

Watching this timelapse of four hours in the working life of Port Chalmers is like being a kid again and staring in wonder at an enormous train-set.

The container loading's cool enough but then there's the part at about 1min 20secs where the cruise ship pulls a smooth 180deg turn and backs smoothly into its dock as the sun comes up. Wow.

Creator Riley Baker tells us: "The time lapse was about 4 hours long and about 2,500 frames shot on a Canon 6D and 24-70mm f2.8 lens. I used a wireless shutter release that had a time lapse mode.

"It was shot from the viewing platform at the little lookout and monument above Port Chalmers. About a litre of coffee was consumed during this process."

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Dunedin wildlife part 2: Seagulls attack a rubbish bag and extract their bounty

If you missed the Chinese New Year fireworks, here they are

And if you missed a very busy day for trains at Dunedin Railway Station, never fear

This guy can really play them buckets.

The Clean, at Chicks Hotel, playing Point That Thing with Peter Gutteridge making a special appearance. Say no more.

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