Dunedin & Otago

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Dunedin City Councillor Christine Garey spoke on TVNZ1’s Breakfast this morning about what makes the southern city special.

'There's something very special happening' - Is Dunedin the most underrated city in New Zealand? CNN thinks so

Dunedin City Councillor Christine Garey spoke about the southern city on TVNZ1's Breakfast.

Houses along Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Most expensive location in New Zealand to rent a house revealed

Trade Me have released their latest Rental Price Index.

Concept of having headache after global party. Close up low-angle photo of empty green transparent beer bottles lying on nappy beige carpet, guy with nausea sitting on sofa in ob blurred background

Airbnb bans teen over 'out of control' Dunedin party

About 100 teenagers were dispersed by police from a rented property on Saturday night.

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Dunedin man Malcolm Diack has New Zealand's only locust farm registered for human consumption.

'Crunch, crunch!' Protein-rich locusts might be coming to a dinner plate near you

Dunedin's Malcom Diack has filled two shipping containers with more than 20,000 locusts as demand surges.

The accused was granted name suppression, having been charged with the murder of Amber Rose, found dead on Saturday.

Family of teen allegedly murdered in Dunedin, Amber-Rose Rush, 'devastated' after her mother dies

Jayden Rush, Amber-Rose's brother, confirmed the news on Facebook today. "Although we are all so devastated to see such an important part of our life gone ...we are all so glad that her suffering is now over."

Police emergency scene

One dead, another injured after ute crash on North Otago farm

The injured 21-year-old man was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital.

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The 85-year-old got rid of live-stock, banned duck shooters and  spent two years turning wetlands south of Dunedin into something special for his community.

Good Sorts: Alan Green turned portion of family farm into track lined with natives for community to enjoy

The 85-year-old got rid of live-stock, banned duck shooters and spent two years turning wetlands south of Dunedin into something special for his community.

Pair hold up Dunedin dairy at gunpoint leaving owners shaken

They stole cash, cigarettes and pouches of tobacco form the dairy in suburban Musselburgh.

South Island 2018 ski season officially begins today at Remarkables

The opening is a couple of days earlier than usual after bumper snow fall in Queenstown.

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A big snow dump on top of ice closed schools and  the council says many drivers didn't drive to the conditions.

'Stay at home' Queenstown drivers told after many come to grief on icy, snow-covered roads

The council's roading manager says many have not been driving to the very icy conditions.

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The Crown Range, Lindis Pass and road from Te Anau to Milford Sound are closed due to snow.

Watch: Dunedin and parts of the South Island wake up to heavy blanket of snow, flight delays and road closures

A heavy snow watch is still in place for Canterbury, Fiordland, Southland and Otago.

Have you seen this teenage girl, missing from her Invercargill home?

Chloe Anita Weir may be anywhere in the lower South Island, police say.

Watch: Man films surreal encounter with emu gone walkabout on Dunedin street

The incident occurred on Church Street, Green Island.

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Two people were seriously hurt in the crash, which occurred on a major tourist road.

Photos from scene: Seventeen injured following horror tourist bus crash near Te Anau

Over a dozen people were hurt, including two seriously, when the bus rolled on a major tourist route.

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Those who know Verona Mitchell know the person financial sacrifices she makes.

Meet the the Mosgiel vet who gives hours of her time for free to help animals in need

Those who know Verona Mitchell know the financial sacrifices she makes.

Police emergency scene

Dunedin man due in court over alleged stabbing

The 39-year-old was arrested for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Oamaru gift shop causes controversy for selling golliwog dolls - 'born out of racism'

The Human Rights Commission says the dolls "represent an era that is best left in the past".

Superstar musician Ed Sheeran plays the first of his three shows in the southern city tonight.

Ed Sheeran concerts bring $38m to Dunedin economy

The boost to business was greater than predicted.

Most read story: Man and heavily-pregnant woman involved in accident after collision with stag in Dunedin

The couple's car was written off and the stag was euthanised by a vet soon after the incident.

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A thick layer of snow covers Queenstown after a chilly week across NZ – and residents are largely pleased.

Watch: 'The snow is awesome' - Tourists and locals make the most of May dumping of white powder around Queenstown

However, the last few days' dump has created very slippery, dangerous roads around the tourist town.

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Drivers, sheep and cows were all left to negotiate their new surroundings today.

Footage, photos show Southland landscape transformed into a picture of white

Just weeks out from the 2018 ski season, more than 40cm of snow has fallen in some parts.

Is this menstruation cartoon on the cover of Otago Uni's student mag 'degrading' to women? Editor says no, Uni bosses order it to be binned

"The Proctor understood that the reason copies of this week's issue had been removed from public places, was that the cover was objectionable to many people," a university spokesperson said.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

Snow and black ice spark South Island road closures

Road snowfall warnings remains in place for most of the South Island Alpine Passes until 11am today.

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