Dunedin & Otago

Jona Nareki.
Waikato v Otago, Ranfurly Shield, Mitre 10 Cup, FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand on the 13 October 2018. Copyright Photo: Jeremy Ward / www.photosport.nz

Otago wing played part of Ranfurly Shield win with 'smashed testicle' - 'Don't worry...just a small operation'

The gruesome injury initially forced Jona Nareki from the field, before he returned late on.

The front of an ambulance vehicle.

Man dies following speed flying crash near Wanaka

Emergency services were called to the scene at Isthmus Peak, near Wanaka, at around 9am.

Dunedin teen in viral video urging truck driver to run over cyclist apologises

They can be heard hurling abuse at a cyclist after being unable to pass them along Portobello Road.

Investigation underway after truckie films himself abusing cyclist on Dunedin road

The man shot a video of himself riding in the passenger seat of a truck and can be heard urging the driver to hit the cyclist.

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This was a delight for locals as a cold snap hit the lower South Island today.

Snow in the deep south, rain and gales forecast for central New Zealand

The wintry blast that brought snow to high country areas overnight is set to sweep up the country.

A senior woman walking down a corridor with the assistance of a walker. view from rear

Rest home worker gets $19,000 compensation after being sacked for taking $1 packet of chips

The Mosgiel employer's decision was ruled to have been "unnecessarily severe".

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It’s thought a passer-by pulled the man from the sea and administered CPR.

Man falls from horse at beach near Dunedin, suffers non-fatal drowning

It's thought CPR was given onsite before paramedics arrived.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles lower South Island

The quake was felt as far as Carterton near Wellington.

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Police are searching for the cyclist who hit Jaxxyn Scott in Dunedin yesterday.

Cyclist who ran over three-year-old boy, breaking his leg, abused family before fleeing

Police are searching for the cyclist who hit Jaxxyn Scott in Dunedin yesterday.

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It’s a day many North Otago locals thought might never come, with high costs originally predicted for the project.

Oamaru’s stunning court house back in session after seven years, and project comes in under budget

It’s a day many North Otago locals thought might never come, with high costs originally predicted for the project.

Musicians Vince Gill, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and Don Henley of The Eagles perform in 2018.

The Eagles announce return to New Zealand for concert tour

The group has shows planned for Auckland and Dunedin.

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Community backlash stopped a proposed expansion in Queenstown, and executives are now eyeing another tourist hotspot.

Wanaka or Central Otago – is there an alternative to expanding Queenstown Airport?

Community backlash stopped a proposed expansion in Queenstown.

Photo-taking tourist narrowly avoids charging sea lion near Dunedin, prompting stern warning from DOC

The 400kg males can deliver a bite up to seven times more powerful than a dog, and can move surprisingly fast over the sand.

Dunedin gets $4.3 million funding to help rid city of pests that threaten native wildlife

The funding is part of the five-year, $15 million Predator Free Dunedin project.

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The bodies of the 33-year-old woman and her three-year-old son were recovered today.

Otago mum who died with young son in runaway tractor was pregnant, widower says

"There's a massive hole. I will miss everything about them," Scott Tomlinson says.

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The plan included increasing the airport's noise boundaries to allow for doubling flights.

Backlash halts Queenstown Airport expansion plans

More than 92 per cent of online submissions opposed the airport's plans to increase flight numbers.

Payout to prison guard left traumatised after attack by inmate a 'landmark' decision

The Employment Relations Authority has found Corrections didn't do enough to stop the assault happening in the first place,

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Based in Central Otago, it'll be the first radar of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Southern Hemisphere’s first space junk radar to be built in Otago

It’ll be the first commercial radar in the world able to detect smaller junk of around 2cm, Leo Labs says.

Otago University students protest after proctor's 'absurd' confiscation of bongs

More than 400 protesters marched through the city after proctor Dave Scott confiscated three bongs.

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Disney’s remake of Mulan is being partly filmed in the Ahuriri Valley.

'Lights, camera, action' soon as isolated Otago community hosts $300m Disney remake of Mulan

Filming of the movie is set to inject millions into Omarama and surrounding region.

Police car generic.

North Otago store robbed at gunpoint

Police say a man entered the Kakanui Store at just before 3pm today.

Otago University proctor who confiscated bongs from student flat was unlawful

The proctor's behaviour could be seen as an act of burglary, a lawyer says,

View of The University of Otago in Winter, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Otago uni students fight plans to scrap Art History and Visual Culture courses

Student Voice has called a public meeting today to organise to save the programme.

Graffiti painted on the Oamaru town sign.

Oamaru residents 'disgusted' by anti-1080 vandalism to town's welcome sign

Photos posted to Facebook show the stone monument with the words "f*ck 1080" written in graffiti.

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Researchers tested the 15-year-old children of teens who were studied in the 1980s, researcher Helena McAnally explained to Breakfast.

Disturbing new study finds Kiwi teens are fatter and less fit than their parents

The girls were 25 per cent less fit than their mums were at the same age, while boys were 15 per cent less fit.

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Around 360 households in the central Otago town are affected, with Aurora Energy hoping to have electricity back on by this evening.

Eleven Glenorchy homes still without power 48 hours after early spring snowfall

Aurora Energy is hoping to have power restored to the area by this evening.

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In many places power was cut, schools were closed and flights cancelled.

Photo Gallery: Winter has final sting in its tail, blasts Queenstown region with snow

Snow has been spotted in Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Queenstown and Te Anau, and travel is being disrupted.

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