Vaughan Elder

Varsity cut backs required to fund building

Varsity cut backs required to fund building

The University of Otago is facing its toughest financial times in more than a decade, with significant savings needed to fund its more than $600 million building programme.

Small rise in numbers expected

After four years of falling student numbers, the University of Otago is expecting a modest increase next year.

30kmh limit for Port during cruise season

30kmh limit for Port during cruise season

A reduced speed limit will again be in place in George St, Port Chalmers, for the peak of the cruise ship season.

School crossing cash still a problem

School crossing cash still a problem

A Dunedin City Council offer to help fix a dangerous Sawyers Bay School crossing might be insufficient to get the project happening.

Challenging time ahead

Challenging time ahead

After 25 years off the air, quiz show University Challenge is returning to TV screens today, with Otago taking on ''reigning champion'' Waikato.

Charity car cruise, show tomorrow

Cars of all sorts will be on show for a good cause during the Otago Community Hospice charity cruise in Dunedin tomorrow.

AgResearch staff more disengaged

AgResearch staff more disengaged

A leaked staff survey shows confidence in AgResearch's leadership has plummeted in the wake of its plan to slash jobs at Invermay.

Leith works good but too slow

Leith works good but too slow

The University of Otago is happy with the Water of Leith flood protection work but not with how the project has dragged out past finish dates.

Thefts from campervans tarnish city's tourism image

Dunedin's reputation as a tourism destination is at risk of being tarnished by thieves targeting camper vans, police say.

The eyes have it: research tracks how we shop

The eyes have it: research tracks how we shop

A University of Otago study could help answer why people enter supermarkets intent on making healthy choices only to leave with junk food.