Dunedin & Otago

01:52
There's concern over the effect rising sea levels will have here and abroad.

Scientists in Antartica painting a bleak picture for low lying New Zealand coastal communities

"A lot of south Dunedin's in real trouble" if nothing is done say Antarctic scientists.

Child seriously hurt in fall near Wanaka

The accident happened on the Rob Roy Glacier walking track.

Police (file picture).

Dunedin police continue hunt for man who approached teen dog walker

Officers want to talk to the driver who sped off when the girl got her phone out.

Mosgiel police look for sightings of man who approached 15-year-old girl

He pulled up next to the girl and they spoke briefly, Police said, but the man sped off when the teenager pulled out her cell phone.

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One dead, one seriously injured after light plane crash in Otago

It crashed at Welshman's Creek this afternoon.

One dead, at least four injured in two car crash near Dunedin

The crash occurred on State Highway 1 in Karitane near Dunedin.

00:42
The Bonamia outbreak was found two weeks ago in Big Glory Bay at Stewart Island.

Huge Stewart Island oyster cull progresses ahead of schedule

Big Glory Bay in Stewart Island is culling 700 cages of oysters to try and stop the spread of a parasite.

03:44
Nat Warburton doesn't own a single device.

Watch: Meet Wanaka's Kiwi kid whose love of the outdoors has him attempting death-defying acts

Nat Warburton doesn't own a single device. He's too busy having the time of his life.

00:20
The festival celebrates the winter solstice or the official start of the winter season.

Queenstown's Winter Festival kicks off today with thousands expected to turn out to the extravaganza

The festival celebrates the winter solstice or the official start of the winter season.

00:22
Beautiful timelapse video shows the sky set alight as the sun rises over Central Otago.

Watch: Timelapse captures incredible fiery sky moving over Cromwell as the sun rises on winter solstice

"Red sky in the morning, sailors warning" might be an apt saying today, as the weather is expected to deteriorate across NZ. But this was really beautiful.

03:50
Naseby sisters receiving special recognition from the royal family for their work.

'People need to start talking about it' - Small-town Kiwi sisters receive royal awards for anti-bullying work

Naseby sisters receiving special recognition from the royal family for their work.

03:46
The provincial stalwarts were honoured at a special lunch in Dunedin today.

'Go right from the first whistle' – Otago rugby old boys gather ahead of Highlanders v Lions clash

The provincial stalwarts were honoured at a special lunch in Dunedin today.

'You can still get out and do it' - Dunedin's oldest figure skater says age and health are no barrier

Keith Dickson, 69, just got home from winning two trophies at an adult figure skating competition in Germany.

00:29
The wintry blast is expected to get worse overnight, leading to snow warnings as far north as the Desert Road.

Watch: Motorists brave snowy conditions as light dusting coats Central Otago

A wintry blast is expected to get worse overnight, with snow warnings as far north as the North Island's Desert Road.

00:50
Dunedin city councillor Jim O’Malley, who organised the bid, says $20 million is needed to save the factory.

Grassroots campaign to save Dunedin's Cadbury Factory raises over $4.3 million

They hope to buy part of the plant where Kiwi classics Pineapple Lumps and Jaffas are made.

00:54
The McDougall's Express Chondola is an express lift of 8-person gondola cabins and 6-seater chairs ferrying skiers up the mountain in style.

Cardrona ski season kicks off with opening of new 'chondola' express ski lifts

The McDougall's Express Chondola is an express lift of 8-person gondola cabins and 6-seater chairs.

Three people injured after car spins out on black ice in Queenstown

Emergency services were called to Cardrona Valley Road around 3:30am.

00:28
The A-Lister was last in New Zealand in 2002 when he filmed The Last Samurai in Taranaki.

Watch: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise touches down in Queenstown ahead of Mission Impossible 6 filming

Cruise is understood to be in town for filming of the blockbuster Mission Impossible 6.

00:50
Dunedin city councillor Jim O’Malley, who organised the bid, says $20 million is needed to save the factory.

Campaign to save Dunedin's Cadbury Factory raises over $3 million

Will Pineapple Lumps production remain in Dunedin?

00:14
She's also released a new song called Sober as she gears up for a world tour that begins in Manchester in September.

'This show is my strongest yet' - Lorde announces Melodrama World Tour including six NZ shows

The pop start will perform in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland in November.

01:43
The South Island's ski season is set to kick off tomorrow.

Big turnout and great conditions expected at Mt Hutt for start of ski season

Fresh snow fall and clear conditions has this year's open day at Mt Hutt slated as one of the best in years.

00:50
Dunedin city councillor Jim O’Malley, who organised the bid, says $20 million is needed to save the factory.

Close to $1.8 million raised to keep the doors of Dunedin's Cadbury Factory open

Jim O'Malley is the architect behind the bid and he's trying to raise $20 million to stop the factory closing for good.

01:44
A plan to rescue part of Cadbury's Dunedin operation is gathering momentum.

Save our Pineapple Lumps! Campaign launched to keep production running at Dunedin's Cadbury factory

Manufacturing is due to finish at the Cadbury factory in March next year.

Raw: 'Monster' turkey terrorising and attacking pedestrians on Dunedin streets

The SPCA say they've had "quite a few" reports from concerned residents of fowl play.

00:19
Emergency services were called to Great King St after two cars collided and one spun into a neighbouring property.

Two people injured after car ploughs into Dunedin house

Two people have been transported to hospital.

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