Dunedin educationist Kaitlyn Martin disagrees with blanket phone bans at schools, and believes phones can help involve some hard-to-reach pupils in science education.
Secondary pupils from throughout New Zealand have felt an "extra spark of joy" about taking part in the latest Hands-On at Otago summer camp, after earlier Covid-19 restrictions.
What becomes so smelly and pungent that, almost despite yourself, you are drawn inexorably into its grimly repellent odours?
The Government should avoid banning people entering New Zealand from specific countries where there may be variants of the virus that causes Covid-19, Dunedin researchers say.
Swimmers cooling off at St Kilda Beach this afternoon had to get out of the water after a seal and sea lion decided to join them.
Students at the University of Otago’s latest Summer School are adding a buzz to the campus and early enrolments may be up on last year, organisers say.
Amid the kayaking and abseiling, some youngsters with diabetes have life-changing experiences at an annual Berwick summer camp.
After many years of looking but not seeing much, Dunedin zoologist Anthony Harris was delighted to see a photograph of a little owl.
Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive Dougal McGowan is resigning this week ahead of the formation of Business South, a new business advocacy body.
OBITUARY: Emeritus Prof Jim Flynn became one of the University of Otago’s most internationally well known scholars by fearlessly investigating race, IQ and intelligence and why humane ideals should be supported.
Two hundred passengers enjoyed fine weather and good views during the latest Seasider return train trip to Waitati from Dunedin yesterday.
US citizens are reacting to recent dramatic political developments, including a big break-in at the Washington, DC Capitol complex, with a mix of horror and hope, a former Dunedin reporter says.
The United States may be facing the worst political and constitutional crisis since the American Civil War in the 1860s, a University of Otago academic says.
SPCA Otago chief executive Sophie McSkimming is urging motorists to leave their pets at home on hot days, after repeated problems with dogs being left in cars on summer days.
The camaraderie and not just a love of blinding speed encouraged Allan Kirk to race his Ford Falcon BA production car yesterday at Beachlands Speedway’s first meeting of the new year.
A big stranding of tiny, colourful crustaceans at Te Rauone Beach, on Otago Harbour, could be a sign of a return to the more regular summer strandings of red krill which were more common 10 years ago.
Dunedin amateur astronomers recently gained a rare New Zealand sighting, one of the best in the country, of the Great Conjunction, involving Jupiter and Saturn.
Repeated flooding and inadequate flood protection make it "incredibly stressful" to run a business in Middlemarch, businessman Steve Goodlass says.
Recent heavy rain and hail has had a mixed impact in Otago, destroying millions of dollars of cherry crops, but boosting grass growth for farmers.
A second Middlemarch flood in two years has residents calling for urgent action.