Former University of Otago student and food personality Nadia Lim will challenge dairying women to live their lives to the fullest when she presents at the Dairy Women’s Network’s annual conference in Hamilton next month.
Lim plans to deliver an inspiring, yet practical hands-on presentation which will focus on how and what to eat for a busy lifestyle.
The New Zealand stock exchange posted a 22% rise in annual profit as strong activity in capital markets offset a weaker performance from its Agri division.
Profit increased to $12.1m last year, from $9.9m in 2012.
The NZX has benefited from a revival in companies coming to market, as the government partially privatised energy companies Mighty River Power and Meridian Energy.
It can take just one punch and it's all over.
That's the message being pushed by Dunedin Police in their new campaign 'Just One Punch'.
After a series of alcohol related incidents involving violence, police are hopeful the campaign will help educate people to drink responsibly.
Some of the city's youth are set to receive some extra support thanks to a new initiative being launched this week.
The South Dunedin Youth Action Plan is a multi-agency effort to co-ordinate existing youth programmes and introduce new ways of helping young people fulfil their potential.
With us this evening is Social Sector trial manager Mary-Ann McKibben to tell us more.
Mosgiel Police have concerns about the safety and whereabouts of 67 year old Gae Denise Pantel, missing since Tuesday evening.
Students have only been in the city a short while, but it seems their willingness to volunteer has already kicked in.
The Scarfie Army has been out in full force this week, tackling projects at some of the city's landmarks on the Peninsula.
And today a group were attacking weeds at Glenfalloch Garden.
The Highlanders will look to put last year's disappointing campaign behind them this Saturday when they tackle the Blues at Forsyth Barr stadium.
The side fell short on expectations last year, finishing a disappointing fourteenth place.
However, one returning player from that campaign is confident the side is ready to turn things around.
The country’s police service received a positive report in the latest government review of how the agency is performing.
Completed in November last year, the review gauged progress made since the last full police review in 2012.
Fletcher Building, the biggest company on the NZX 50 Index, posted a 5% gain in first-half profit as sales growth was constrained by a high kiwi dollar.
Profit was $154m in the six months ended the 31st of December, up from $146m a year earlier.
Sales fell 2% to $4.27b.
An Auckland biotech company is putting its trial of an experimental Parkinson's disease treatment on hold following the withdrawal of previous animal research.
Living Cell Technologies, known as LCT, has suspended patient recruitment for a clinical trial testing the xenotransplantation of specially encapsulated pig-derived cells as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.
A train travelling from Christchurch to Dunedin de-railed this morning, just outside of Palmerston.
The accident occurred about 5am, with nine wagons falling off the tracks.
The cause of the accident is unknown and KiwiRail say clean-up should take at least 24 hours.
International students new to Otago University were treated to a slice of local culture today, as part of their formal welcome to campus.
Around 600 first year students were given information on essential services, as well as a few lessons on how we do things here in Dunedin.
The University of Otago is hoping its students will help bolster the number of people volunteering throughout the city with the launch of its UniCrew programme.
Set up by the University's recently established volunteer centre, the initiative hopes to strengthen the city's volunteer network and promote students pitching in.
Otago recorded a drop in both births and deaths last year.
A long held university Orientation tradition was a hit with first year students last night.
More than 3500 young people wrapped in white sheets and sporting various garlands in their hair, joined the Toga party at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Organisers say the event had a great atmosphere and the behaviour of the students made it a memorable evening.
Brendon McCullum's historic innings and Jimmy Neeshams century on debut yesterday highlighted the wealth of talent in Otago cricket.
The side possesses a wrath of international players, including batsman Jesse Ryder.
However Ryder has struggled to stay out of trouble, making headlines last week for drinking the night before the Black Caps first test against India.
Southern District Health Board has apologised to patients for an IT failure which resulted in mammograms being lost.
The error affected nearly 4000 people who had mammograms taken between the 1st of February and the 31st of October 2012.
The images were lost due to an incorrectly configured server which failed to make back up copies of the mammograms.
Proposed changes to the Dunedin City Council’s Development Contributions Policy will be consulted on as part of the Draft Annual Plan.
The proposed changes aim to ensure developers, rather than ratepayers, pay more of the costs associated with creating subdivisions and constructing new buildings.
Southern District Health Board staff are preparing for the roll-out of a national health initiative led by the Health and Disability Commission.
The Health Passport initiative is intended to assist patients who have communication or support needs, to a better quality of health care.
The disparate perspectives of science and art will be drawn together in a new documentary play being brought to Dunedin's Fortune Theatre.
Still Life draws on the experiences of New Zealanders living with dementia and is aimed at generating awareness of the condition.
Still Life Project member Dr Susie Lawless is with us this evening to talk about the group's novel approach to the subject.