The South Today - News Update

Subscribe to The South Today - News Update feed
Updated: 13 min 36 sec ago

Challenging The Deep to open in Dunedin

22 min 59 sec ago
July 19, 2019

An exhibition based around James Cameron's deep sea diving expeditions, is set to open at Otago Museum.

Challenging The Deep includes props from the movie and a large scale replica of Cameron's diving module.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

50th anniversary of NASA's moon landing remembered in Dunedin

28 min 32 sec ago
July 19, 2019

Saturday marks 50 years since NASA's Apollo eleven astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on the Moon.

The pivotal event influenced generations of astronomers, including Otago Museum's director Ian Griffin.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Teddy bears treated to high tea at Larnach Castle picnic

1 hour 18 min ago
July 19, 2019

Children and their fluffy friends were treated to a tea party at the Larnach Castle Teddy Bears' Picnic on Thursday.

Now in it's thirteenth year, the event has become part of the Enchanted Dunedin Festival.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Macraes celebrate pouring five-millionth gold bar

1 hour 29 min ago
July 19, 2019

Oceana Gold's five millionth ounce of gold has been delivered at Macraes Mine on East Otago.

The mine's been in operation for nearly 30 years, and shows no signs of slowing down.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Plucky roosters leave their mark at resthome

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 19:15
July 18, 2019

A Dunedin rest-home whose residents have been delighted by the arrival of three roosters is now appealing for a permanent abode for the gorgeous big birds.

The friendly fowl have even been immortalised at the Leslie Groves Hospital in Wakari, in the form of their foot prints embedded in a new concrete path.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Good Samaritans help at restaurant fire

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:55
July 18, 2019

Two passers-by helped a woman and her daughter to safety as fire consumed their restaurant in Kaikorai Valley Wednesday night.

The fire at the Satay Station restaurant in Kaikorai Valley Road, ripped through the two-storey building, leaving one woman with burns to her hands and the restaurant extensively damaged.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Climate change becomes holiday activity at Otago Museum

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:02
July 17, 2019

Otago Museum has been running a pop-up exhibition on climate change over the second week of the school holidays.

Visitors get a chance to try out basic experiments to show the processes of how global warming could change the planet's climate in the years to come.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Young photographer pleasantly surprised by win

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:32
July 17, 2019

Young photographer Megan Hunt has been awarded the 'people's choice' award at this year's Otago Wildlife photography competition.

While she was pleasantly surprised to receive the award, she's no stranger to success in the photographic world.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Kakapo chicks set to fledge from Dunedin Wildlife Hospital

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:25
July 17, 2019

Dunedin Wildlife Hospital's highest-profile patients are about to be discharged.

The last of the kakapo the facility has been treating will soon be released back into the wild.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Children love magical enchanted train journey

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:46
July 16, 2019

The 'Otago Daily Times Enchanted Express' was fully laden with aspiring 'witches and wizards,' for its inaugural journey on Tuesday morning.

The train trip is one element of the 'Enchanted Dunedin Festival,' organised by Allied Press to fill the gap left by the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Dunedin's Baldwin St loses title to one-way Welsh lane

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:39
July 16, 2019

Dunedin's Baldwin Street is no longer the 'world's steepest street.'

A street in Harleck, a town in North Wales, has this morning been officially awarded the title of World's Steepest, on the Guinness World Records website.

But for Baldwin Street residents, tired of 'tourist intrusion,' it's not all bad news.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Rhodes scholar loved first year at Oxford

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:47
July 15, 2019

Otago University graduate and Rhodes scholar, Jean Balchin, has just finished her first year at Oxford.

The ODT columnist and former Dunedin student said, "her first year at the prestigious school has been awesome, but not without issues."

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Poi making business to give back to those with diverse abilities

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:35
July 15, 2019

One of Dunedin's brightest young entrepreneurs plans to relocate her 'booming poi-making business' from her living room to Cargill Enterprises.

Twelve year-old, Georgia Latu, started making sets of poi in her living room, before the business took off following exposure on TV.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content

Record books may have to be re-written regarding Baldwin St

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:22
July 15, 2019

A 1000 year old street in Wales may snatch the title of 'world's steepest street' from Dunedin's Baldwin Street later this week.

Supporters of both are nervously awaiting the 'Guinness World Records decision' on which street is officially the steepest.

News: Dunedin
Categories: News Content