It is hoped the visit of Canadian financial and energy analyst Nicole Foss will "supercharge" local efforts to build an environmentally sustainable and resilient Dunedin, local organiser Scott Willis says.
A $25,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust means the Blueskin Playcentre has almost all the money required to begin building its new base at Waitati School.
CR Colin Weatherall says he was at Wednesday's council meeting in spirit, despite being more than 1200km away.
A Dunedin city councillor subdividing his Mosgiel property has drawn on his local-body experience to try to reduce neighbourly tensions among residents.
Two helicopters flew seven people to Dunedin Hospital after they were injured in separate incidents during a motorcycle trail riding event near Lawrence.
A quaint school building more than 90 years old will be renovated and reused in stage one of a $2.6 million redevelopment of the St Patrick's Basilica site in South Dunedin.
The imposing 136-year-old Knox Presbyterian Church would not be rebuilt in its present form if damaged to the point where it had to be demolished, church officials have decided.
When all 600 tickets to Dunedin's first tattoo and art show sold out a month before the event, organiser Macaela Manuel knew she was on to a winner.
Dunedin singer Tahu Mackenzie performed before a crowd about 500 at the inaugural Waitati Music Festival on Saturday.
Two energy companies have reduced generation from hydro power stations in the South as a lack of rain continues to bite.
A Wingatui man says he is disappointed but not surprised City Forests will not change its policy and allow him access to a lakeside fishing spot during the week.
More than $2 million has now been recovered by the Government from the sale of assets seized from convicted fraudster Michael Swann.
It was love at first sight when 17-year-old Betty Kitto and 19-year-old Jim Downes met at a dance in St Kilda in 1947.
He has run the biggest humanitarian aid camp in Somalia, worked for the United Nations in war-torn countries Liberia, Rwanda and Afghanistan and handled a $2 billion budget when he was head of the UN's reconstruction programme in Iraq.
The Otago Regional Council is warning thousands of farmers with consent to take irrigation water from rivers to conserve as much water as possible to reduce the pressure on rapidly dwindling rivers.
Median house prices in Otago have remained static in the past two years, but there are signs of life returning to the residential real estate market.
Just off the coast of Western Australia is Rottnest Island, where bicycles and wind power reign supreme and relaxing is the name of the game. Allison Rudd took a day trip.
Waipori Falls Village has no letterboxes, no shops, no service station and no street names. More importantly for Christchurch couple Jon and Lynette Barfoot, it has no earthquakes.