Richard Stubbs is immersed in an international research race which he hopes will lead to a drug to cure one of the world's most prevalent diseases - type 2 diabetes.
The plan had been for Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull to dig a hole at the Summerset Group's retirement home site in Wakari yesterday to symbolically launch the $40 million project.
Queenstown's property and section sales are slowly returning to volumes not seen since before the global financial crisis.
The principal agent of a Queenstown-based real estate company has been found to have a poor understanding of the Real Estate Agents Act and must undertake further training.
Despite the worst of the economic recession being over for two years, mortgagee sales are trending higher again, particularly in provincial and rural areas.
He has been computer-literate since the mid-1980s, owns a cellphone, a personal computer, a laptop and an iPad.
Long-serving Dunedin MP and former deputy prime minister Michael Cullen sees the irony in his elevation to a knighthood.
The University of Otago's aquarium at Portobello has been closed to the public because it has been assessed as earthquake-prone.
Waiting for the doors of The Star Regent book sale to open just before noon yesterday, David Mutch realises he has forgotten something.
Southern hydro lake levels are so low national grid company Transpower is only a few days away from issuing a "watch" alert to the electricity industry.
Major Dunedin construction companies, most already working in a limited way on the Christchurch rebuilding, say they will have to channel more Dunedin staff north because of the bleak construction outlook here.
The announcement of $104.1 million over three years for affordable housing "does not excite him at all", Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust chairman David Cole says.
It is a costly and logistically challenging exercise, but a Dunedin pastor says bringing a team of about 40 people from Auckland to the city annually to perform for young people is an investment in the future.
Alan Richardson had not wanted to apply for the NZ Special Service medal (Erebus) available to those involved in the recovery of bodies and other duties following the crash of Air New Zealand DC10 flight 901 in Antarctica on November 28, 1979.
The guest of honour was unable to attend, but a fundraising evening last night featuring the work of Margaret Mahy went ahead anyway.
Ratepayers will fork out up to an extra $2.16 million to fund necessary work not included in original $39.2 million Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project budget.
Those developing new residential sections in Mosgiel should pay less in development contributions, the Dunedin City Council has decided.
Money to expand Dunedin's cycleways has been added to the budget from 2015-16.
Dunedin city councillors have decided not to add any money to the budget for roading and footpath maintenance and repairs, despite warnings from council staff that a reduction in government subsidies will leave the council unable to do all the work it had planned over the next three years.