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Suspected arsons 'could have been catastrophic'

Suspected arsons 'could have been catastrophic'

The Fire Service has slammed those responsible for a string of suspected arsons in South Dunedin last night.

Truckers give wee ones a lift

Truckers give wee ones a lift

Riding shotgun in a big truck as part of Special Rigs for Special Kids is the highlight of 9-year-old cancer survivor Phoenix Clarkson's year.

Tighter grip on student behaviour

Tighter grip on student behaviour

More students are being disciplined for unruly behaviour, but the university says the increase is down to the occupants of a few bad flats.

Brand launch to combat drop in student numbers

Brand launch to combat drop in student numbers

The number of international students studying in Otago has dropped 5%, making it among the worst-performing regions in New Zealand.

Polytechnic upgrade work to begin next week

A $12 million upgrade of two of Otago Polytechnic's main campus buildings has been approved and construction is set to start on Monday.

Otago professor honoured

A University of Otago professor whose research into stomach cancer has saved lives worldwide, has been presented with a top award.

Potential life-saver launched

Potential life-saver launched

A life-saving hand-held device developed at the University of Otago to quickly detect viruses and bacteria is set to go global - and millions could be sold.

DCC bent on fixing leaky pontoon

DCC bent on fixing leaky pontoon

The Dunedin City Council is set to spend almost $20,000 on the leaky Portobello jetty pontoon before it knows what is causing the problem.

Market day to go ahead

The fate of the annual Mosgiel market day is secure, but whether it is held in the lead-up to Christmas has yet to be settled.

Inner-city thefts may be linked, police believe

Inner-city thefts may be linked, police believe

Police believe a string of thefts in central Dunedin on Saturday night may be linked.