A Dunedin lawyer has admitted stealing $2.8m from clients through a Ponzi scheme.
John David Milne admitted the long-term fraud in the Christchurch District Court this morning.
The 79 year old stole from clients over a period of 21 years.
He had his own Dunedin legal practice for 48 years until it was bought by Craig Paddon Law in 2008.
Milne was declared bankrupt in 2012.
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the spotlight is on supporting people, while eliminating discrimination.
About 20% of the population experiences a mental disorder.
And in Dunedin there's a whole week of activities planned for the entire community, not just those living with mental health issues.
The Otago Rural Fire Authority is conducting a thorough investigation into a large blaze at Waldronville.
More than 150 teenage mountain bikers from across the country are in Dunedin to discover who's the best on the track.
They're taking part in the New Zealand Secondary School Mountain Bike Championships.
And there's been some major changes to this year's event.
The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival run by the Otago University Students' Association has failed to make a profit.
But organisers say that won't be the case next year, as they intend to capitalise on several improvements.
The festival is as big as the main event during Orientation, and association members feel they've got the mix just right.
Moana Pool was inundated with more than a thousand small yellow ducks at the weekend, all bobbing around to raise money for a local charity.
The Otago/Southland branch of the Child Cancer Foundation was the recipient.
And the event saw a pair of celebrity chefs take the plunge to find the winning ducks.
There's treasure to be found in Caversham.
Dozens of people were tasked with discovering hidden gems in the suburb, during a community event at the weekend.
And while treasure was the focus, organisers hope those searching were able to find even more.
A Dunedin conservation worker is at the helm of international efforts to protect migratory New Zealand birds.
Bruce McKinlay, from the Department of Conservation, has just returned from overseas.
And he's here to tell us about his work at home and abroad.
A Dunedin student is using her lifelong passion for design to aid a local charity.
Tessa Hewlett has created a range of furniture to sell, to help raise money for the Otago Community Hospice.
But her creations come with a twist.
Age Concern Otago is undertaking its annual street collection, to raise funds for the variety of services it provides.
Dunedin police have recovered $10,000 worth of stolen property over the past few days.
The property was reported stolen from at least 10 local addresses, burgled in the last two months.
It includes five laptops, power tools, memory cards, alcohol and other household items.
Officers found the stolen gear when they searched three Dunedin houses.
Beer connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice in Dunedin this weekend.
They'll discover new taste sensations developed by micro breweries throughout the country.
And one local brewer says the worldwide renaissance of craft beer has led to an explosion of interest in different styles of the beverage.
What needs to be improved in North East Valley?
That's the question being asked of residents over the next two weeks, by those behind the Valley Project.
They've started an outreach programme, and they want people from all walks of life to help shape the valley's future.
An organic yoghurt company started by a University of Otago student has won this year's Audacious business challenge.
Thykk Yoghurt was the supreme winner of the competition, and it's also been selected for the next stage of another business contest.
It was started by Otago student Alice Marsh and her business partner Hamish Macintosh.
The school holidays have been described as chaotic by staff at the Otago Museum, and that's just the way they like it.
They've embraced the chaos theme and are guiding children around the galleries in an exciting and different way.
A Dunedin woman has earned a top award in a national competition for contact centre staff.
Antoinette Smith works for Credit Union NZCU South.
And she's here to tell us about her accolade.
The new government is taking shape, as Prime Minister John Key decides which parties he wants to partner with for the next three years.
But perhaps more important is the make-up of cabinet, and Otago Daily Times editor Murray Kirkness joins us to explain why.
A Dunedin man has been selected to be part of the Sharp Blacks, an internationally competitive team of butchers.
He is one of six New Zealanders selected for the 2015 squad.
And he says the dream come true is still sinking in.
A former Dunedin osteopath has been suspended from practising in New Zealand for 12 months.
Paul Edward Bolton has been found guilty on three charges of professional misconduct.
He worked at Consultancy House Clinic between January and May 2012.
In that time he threatened fellow staff members and performed inappropriate procedures on patients.
Asking prices for residential properties remain subdued nationwide, for the fifth consecutive month.
The average asking price rose 0.1% in September, to about $480,000.
The Auckland market in particular has slumped since the March peak when asking prices were up 5%.
Overall six regions have had double-digit increases in the last year.