As Wanaka and Queenstown put on the Winter Games, the Green Party is warning climate change could wreak havoc on the snow sports industry if nothing is done to stop it.
A fast-charging station for electric cars will be a ''brilliant'' development for Dunedin, an electric car owner says.
Dunedin has to start making healthier choices, researcher Cle-Anne Gabriel said last night.
A man was evacuated by helicopter from Cromwell after driving into a parked grit truck last night.
Dietitian Dr Winsome Parnell says she was ''blown away'' to receive the award of excellence this year from Dietitians New Zealand.
Christchurch health professional Dr Angela Pitchford will have her work cut out for her as the third deputy commissioner to the troubled Southern District Health Board, observers say.
Age Concern's Tristan Kavanagh says her volunteer-to-client ratio is never quite right.
The first mural to be painted on the University of Otago's campus has been finished.
Otago's student association says a $20,000 months-overdue bill to the national student body is the last money it will give the ''ineffective'' organisation.
The youth voice is important, and undervalued, two pupils chosen for the Dunedin City Council's new youth council initiative say.
Aysha Willis has a lot on her plate.
University of Otago postdoctoral student Dr Htin Lin Aung is happy after a coconut noodle soup and cupcake fundraiser yesterday raised $1988.60 for flood victims in Burma (Myanmar).
Otago University Students' Association queer support co-ordinator Hahna Briggs had a busy day yesterday.
More graduates have criticised the University of Otago and its proposal to stop offering its design programme.
A visiting Harvard researcher said it was both exciting and surprising that more than 450 people showed up last night to hear him speak about the evolution of birds.
Fine weather could to be blame for a spike in student disciplinary cases in February and March this year, University of Otago proctor Simon Thompson says.
Otago Polytechnic is making a mistake by planning cuts to its building school as a construction boom is projected to begin, the Tertiary Education Union says.
The controversial Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) could be ''the biggest threat to democracy and our sovereignty - ever'', a group of panellists warned yesterday.
If more whitebait stands keep going up along the Taieri, someone might get hurt, a local fisherman reckons.
Otago is set to have a good whitebait season despite a national decline in whitebait numbers, the Department of Conservation says.