Firefighters are not impressed by the latest trend among some Dunedin car enthusiasts - indoor burn-outs.
Until earlier this year, West Otago pupil Emma Shaw had never set foot in another country.
Trampers are being warned off an unauthorised track built in the shadow of an unstable cliff face at Aramoana.
A three-tonne weight limit has been introduced to ease pressure on a 100-year-old wooden bridge over the Silver Stream, near Mosgiel.
The organisers of Mosgiel's annual Christian music festival are praying for a bright future, with plans to extend the event for another five years.
The cost of a loved one's final farewell could rise if changes are made to the Dunedin Crematorium's hours of operation, it has been claimed.
Australian miner Gabriel Read did not just strike gold in a gully near Lawrence in 1861 - he unearthed a golden period in Otago and New Zealand history.
Plans by a second Auckland-based daycare operator to expand into St Clair, Dunedin, have been approved following a resource consent hearing.
An anti-fluoride lobby group has been criticised for "misleading" claims linking bone cancer and fluoridated drinking water made in a pamphlet distributed in Dunedin.
Dunedin City Council staff hope a new policy will bring a crystal-clear framework - as well as clear water - to outlying communities wanting to join the city's reticulated network.
City councillors have ruled out a city-wide referendum on fluoridated water supplies in Dunedin, even as new evidence supports the chemical's continued use.
Questioning the science behind global warming could be considered a strategic blunder during an environmental debate.
Contractors had to make emergency repairs after a 100-year-old water main burst in Dunedin's main shopping street early yesterday.
Controversial plans for a "glass clip-on" atrium as part of the $45.4 million redevelopment of Dunedin's Town Hall are officially on hold, following a vote at yesterday's Dunedin City Council meeting.
Residents across Dunedin may be asked to decide on the future of the city's fluoridated water supply, despite concerns a referendum could be hijacked by "extreme" interests.
The deadline for returning the Dunedin City Council's rubbish and recycling survey has been extended for a second time, after fresh delays delivering the document to rural homes.
The investigation into a plumbing fault that led to the contamination of an East Taieri creek is dragging on, with no conclusions now expected for a further two weeks, Otago Regional Council staff say.
Queenstown's burgeoning television commercial industry is being squeezed by the global economic downturn, but the declining New Zealand dollar could yet be a "game changer".
More sick people are turning to Dunedin pharmacists for free consultations in an effort to save money, as the impact of the global economic downturn strikes home.
It seems a simple story of mateship - a thirsty Kiwi in London, missing his favourite drop, rescued by the sight of a Speight's Alehouse steaming up the Thames on the back of a cargo ship.