Otago

Second hurricane for Tauranga couple

The shattering of a Tauranga couple’s tropic island idyll is underscored by the second major hurricane to strike the island of Vieques in as many weeks. Messages today from Donna Bennet and Chris Isherwood confirm they survived hurricane Maria,...... Read More

Dunedin man missing

A man is still missing, after he left his work early in Dunedin last week. Police and LandSAR volunteers have been searching for missing the Dunedin man Stephen Lowe. Stephen left work on Portsmouth Drive in Dunedin around 10am on Friday, September...... Read More

Student returns to scene of summit fall

German student Keno Schnibben returned to Treble Cone Ski Resort on Tuesday September 12, three years after falling from the summit. On that day, Keno had climbed to the summit of Treble Cone (TC) to take some photos with friends and fell 150 metres...... Read More

Search for missing man ramps up

Police and LandSAR volunteers will today be actively searching for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe. Mr Lowe left work on Portsmouth Drive in Dunedin around 10am on Friday, September 15, and has not been seen or heard from since. Police and his family...... Read More

Dunedin hit by surface flooding

Sandbags are being given out in Mosgiel, near Dunedin, as residents deal with surface flooding from a day of steady rain. The rain has closed half a dozen rural roads, and East Taieri School as a precaution. Dunedin City Council said its infrastructure...... Read More

Wanaka sailor in world yacht race

Wanaka sailor Ben Acland is currently on his way around the world in the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The former general manager at Mons Royale set sail from Liverpool, England, on Sunday August 20 with the PSP Logistics...... Read More

Crown Range webcam a hit

The Crown Range’s new webcam has proven popular, with more than 10,000 visitors to its online transmission page since its launch last week. The webcam was installed alongside a state-of-the-art weather station at the summit of the Crown Range to...... Read More

Local artist paints global adventures

A Lake Hawea artist who travels the world chasing the sun has been sending pieces of her adventures from her sketchbook across the globe. For the past few years, Renee Walden, or Scatterlings, and her husband have lived in New Zealand for six months...... Read More

One night, ten plays

  A community-based theatre group will come to Wanaka and perform ten plays in one night later this month. As part of its Pint Size Plays competition, Remarkable Theatre asked budding local and international playwrights to submit ten minute scripts,...... Read More

Duncan takes set back in her stride

Otago's Courtney Duncan refuses to accept defeat, despite her losing her place on the top of the world motocross standings at the weekend. The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston endured a difficult weekend at the fifth round of six...... Read More