Watch: Out of this world UFO house up for sale in Dunedin

An iconic house shaped like a classic UFO flying saucer is on the market in Dunedin, with the out of this world listing generating some major interest.

Owner Juanita Clearwater listed her house on TradeMe on Monday, where it has already racked up over 16,000 views.

The circular dwelling is described in the listing as an "Extremely rare Futuro for Sale - House and Land. Permanent home on this site since 1975 following the 1974 Commonwealth Games".

Ms Clearwater bought the house in 2013 off Auckland businessman Grant Major, the Otago Daily Times reports.

She told the Times the house has become an icon in the Warrington area and wants to sell it to someone who will keep it on the original site, having already turned down offers from people in Australia keen to relocate the dwelling.

Futuro Homes are found in different corners of the world and have been labelled as an architectural icon of the 1960s.




Body found in Lake Wakatipu confirmed as missing Dunedin man

Police have confirmed a body found in Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown this morning is that of Fabian Dobson who had been missing since the early hours of Monday morning.

The 27-year-old Dunedin man was last seen on CCTV in Church Lane, Queenstown around 2am on Monday and police divers searched in the lake this morning.

Police say Mr Fabian's death has been referred to the coroner.

Fabian Dobson
Fabian Dobson Source: Supplied

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Watch: 'Far out!' Astonished onlookers rush to film Wellington CBD fire from safety of neighbouring building

People at work in the Wellington CBD rushed to office building windows to catch a glimpse of the the fire that sent huge plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky this morning.

A group of people can be heard discussing the fire as they watch on with one man exclaiming "far out" as thick black smoke billows from the fire.

There were reports of a roof-top explosion on the Willeston Centre, and occupants were evacuated at about 9am this morning.

The fire has since been put out and fire crews say it was an air conditioning unit on fire, but the cause is not yet known.

People on the State Insurance Tower's twelfth floor dropped everything to watch plumes of smoke pour towards them. Source: Supplied