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Man’s response to unexpected surprise while delivering package

A delivery driver’s adorable reaction to a woman’s kind gesture has melted hearts across the world.

October 21, 2020

Burgers, Beers, Beats + Bungy

The Battle of the Burgers Encore you’ve been waiting for! Henrietta’s, The Ballarat Trading Co & The Hayes will be turning up the heat in the kitchen at the Kawarau Bungy Centre this labour weekend.

October 19, 2020

This bathroom grout cleaning hack from TikTok is so simple

We thought TikTok would be a short obsession, but here we are eight months later using it as a source of information. First came the beauty tips, now comes the cleaning hacks.

October 16, 2020

Labour crunch could compromise recovery

Queenstown businesses are bracing for another labour shortage, which could impede the resort’s economic recovery.

October 14, 2020

Alexandra Basin Wine Growers 2020 New Release Tasting

Alexandra Basin Wine Growers have been showcasing their New Release Wine’s on Labour Weekend Sunday at Oliver’s Gardens in Clyde, Central Otago and we’d love to have you join us for this, our 12th New Release Tasting event!

October 12, 2020

48 properties confirmed lost to Ohau fire

Six fire crews have returned to Lake Ohau this morning to dampen down hotspots and erect a large fire containment line.

October 8, 2020

Colombian Woman Missing for Two Years Found Alive in Sea

A woman whose family reported her missing in 2018 was found floating alive in the Caribbean Sea off a northern Colombian port town on September 26.

October 6, 2020

Welcome Forest

Trees That Count, together with our friends Wakatipu Reforestation Trust, Z Energy and QLDC warmly invite you to join us in planting the first 1000 native trees of this Welcome Forest, as a symbol of togetherness and honouring your place in Aotearoa.

October 5, 2020

No cuts for Otago as other unis propose redundancies

As three universities signal likely voluntary redundancies next year if New Zealand’s border remains closed to foreign students, it appears Otago University will be less affected due to its intake limit on students from abroad.

October 2, 2020

Plant Swap

Welcome to the first Plant Swap Event! A day for plant lovers to come together to share tips, ask questions and swap your unwanted plants for new ones.

September 30, 2020

First Shakespeare in Spain? Bard’s last play found at seminary

It was hidden away for centuries in the archives of a seminary in Spain, a rare edition of a Shakespeare play experts believe may be the earliest copy of his work to reach the country.

September 28, 2020

Call to sort lack of foreign workers

Business owners in Queenstown fear disaster as the government looks to push remaining foreign workers into horticulture jobs.

September 24, 2020

Disturbing find in dead penguin’s stomach

A dead penguin washed up on a popular beach died after eating a face mask that it seemingly mistook for food.

September 22, 2020

Quote of the Day

“You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you.”

– Joseph B. Wirthlin

September 21, 2020

Chris Evans Accidentally Posts a ‘D- Pic’ and the Twitterverse Melts Down

No, Chris Evans is not starring in a remake of “Free Willy,” but it appears that he accidentally freed his willy, captured it on camera and then posted it on Instagram on Saturday. And, needless to say, social media went insane (in a good way).

September 18, 2020

Quote of the Day

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

– Helen Keller

September 16, 2020

Queenstown to join hive of Bee Card users tomorrow

Queenstown will join Dunedin on the new Bee Card bus ticketing system tomorrow.
Bus fare collection will also resume, coinciding with a series of bus timetable changes.

September 16, 2020

Quote of the Day

“The past cannot be cured.”

– Elizabeth I

September 10, 2020

Resort road upgrades under way

“It’s a red-letter day,” Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult said when he turned the first sod on major street renovations in the resort, which will cost $60 million.

September 9, 2020

3 recent discoveries have upended scientists’ understanding of how dogs age, navigate, and perceive human speech

Three recent discoveries have changed scientists’ understanding of the nature of dogs.

September 7, 2020

Primary care nurses call for pay parity with strike

Primary care nurses took their call for pay parity to southern streets yesterday, picketing to mark a rare strike by the GP clinic and medical centre workers.

September 3, 2020

2 pythons weighing 100 pounds collapse ceiling in Australia

An Australian returned home and was surprised to discover that his kitchen ceiling had collapsed under the weight of two large pythons apparently fighting over a mate.

September 2, 2020

Father’s Day at Edgewater

Bring your family to celebrate Dad’s special day with classic cars, local brews and a delicious seasonally inspired menu.

September 1, 2020

2020 Is Proving Another Disastrous Year For Our Earth’s Climate HuffPost Nina Golgowski HuffPostAugust 22, 2020

The year still has more than four months to go, but 2020 already has proven itself to be another eventful one in terms of natural disasters, rising global temperatures and threatening environmental outlooks.

August 25, 2020

Dunedin Brick Show 2020

Come along to the 2020 Dunedin Brick Show and enjoy all things LEGO. Lots of fun activities for kids and adults alike including our popular car racing ramp, tile making and LEGO & DUPLO play pits.

August 24, 2020

Air NZ outlines measures to stop Covid spread

Air New Zealand has outlined Covid-19 safety measures amid fears about the risk of infection from aircrew.

August 20, 2020

Teen slams sister over ‘cruel’ TikTok prank: ‘Ruined my life’

There is definitely such a thing as going too far for a TikTok video.

August 17, 2020

Auckland arrivals with symptoms booking Covid tests in Queenstown

A drive through pop-up Covid-19 testing centre is being run in Queenstown today and Aucklanders with symptoms are among those getting tested.

August 13, 2020

Video of woman shaving her legs while riding on the back of a scooter goes viral

Florida is known for its oranges, Disney World and some absolutely wild news stories.

August 11, 2020

Enabling NZ 2020 Annual General Meeting

Enabling Love & Friendship aims to host events that provide a safe environment for people with disabilities to form connections in order to combat social isolation.

August 10, 2020

Enabling NZ 2020 Annual General Meeting

Enabling Love & Friendship aims to host events that provide a safe environment for people with disabilities to form connections in order to combat social isolation.

August 10, 2020

US jails man who bought Lamborghini with government loan

Instead of speeding off in a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus, a Texas man got a slower ride to jail Tuesday after US authorities arrested him for using $1.6 million in government pandemic aid to go on a spending spree.

August 6, 2020

Feedback sought on multiple traffic changes

More roundabouts, more traffic lights, new bus priority lanes, additional footpaths and road closures could be on the cards for Queenstown.

August 5, 2020

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival

The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival is back with another stacked music line up and top tier partners, so mark the dates.

August 3, 2020

‘Model’ customers keep Tokyo diners at social distance

The coronavirus pandemic might have left many restaurants empty, but one establishment in Tokyo is relying on some model customers to enforce social distancing: life-like mannequins keeping diners from getting too close.

July 30, 2020

Bee Card can be used from September

The new bus card – the Bee Card will go live in Dunedin on September 1, with Queenstown from mid-September.

July 28, 2020

iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2020

Come and celebrate iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards 2020, presented in partnership with Otago Polytechnic.

July 26, 2020

In Sweden, female priests now outnumber male ones

For the first time in history, Swedish female priests outnumber their male counterparts, sixty years after they were first allowed to don the clerical collar, the Church of Sweden said Wednesday.

July 24, 2020

New airport mooted for Central Otago

Christchurch Airport has just unveiled a ”new long-term proposal” for a new airport in the Tarras region.

July 22, 2020

Otago Farmers Market Tour and Cookery Class

The Chef and the Foodie Otago Farmers Market Tour and Cookery Class

July 20, 2020

Workshops play catch-up on warrants

Mechanics and workshops in Dunedin and throughout the country are grappling with a backlog of hundreds of thousands of warrants not done when the country went into its Covid-19 lockdown.

July 17, 2020

Pig to Peak 2020

Slap on the Ski’s and Snowboards and get ready to join us for the first-ever Pig to Peak!!

July 14, 2020

Ex-soldier who fled with puma turns himself over to police

A former Polish soldier who fled into a forest with his pet puma to avoid handing it over to a zoo, gave himself up to police on Sunday after a three-day manhunt.

July 13, 2020

Wingatui Boot Camp Sale & Market Day

Come join us for the Wingatui Boot Sale & Market Day.

July 10, 2020

Govt urged to avoid Queenstown for isolation

The Southern District Health Board is pushing for Dunedin and Invercargill to be used for managed isolation ahead of Queenstown, due to concerns about its lack of medical facilities.

July 8, 2020

Musk mocks Tesla short-sellers by selling short shorts

Tesla founder Elon Musk is ruthlessly mocking the carmaker’s doubters who sell the company short by selling short shorts with the company logo.

July 7, 2020

Fourth time lucky? Danish PM forced to postpone wedding again

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen thought she had finally found a date for her wedding, but has now had to postpone it for a third time due to an EU summit, she said Thursday.

June 30, 2020

FUNedin – Dunedin School Hols Fun Deals & Events

With exciting events, wild experiences and more – don’t miss FUNEDIN these school holidays July 4-19.

June 29, 2020

Fears of lockdown foetal alcohol spectrum spike

A University of Otago researcher fears increased alcohol purchases during the Covid-19 lockdown may result in more babies being born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) next year.

June 26, 2020

Quote of the Day

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

– Diane Arbus

June 24, 2020