It was hard to tell who was more nervous before their trip in the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club's inflatable rescue boat last night - trainee search and rescue dog Tyke or his owner, Nicky Wallace.
Students and staff at Otago Polytechnic's Mellor's Training Restaurant in Dunedin may feel under more pressure than usual to excel tonight.
Party pills with benzylpiperazine (BZP) cannot be sold from next month - and hallucinogen salvia divinorum may be the next recreational drug to become a restricted substance in New Zealand.
Are we all becoming too accepting and blase about casual acts of street violence, asks Elspeth McLean. Should we dismiss them as merely some age-old, boys-will-be-boys behaviour or weird rutting ritual practised by inadequate men with too much booze or other drugs on board?
The red hats and purple clothing don't ‘‘go'', but that's the point for members of Dunedin's Red Revellers.
A new fraud policy approved at the Otago District Health Board yesterday will be amended to cover the protocol to be followed if board members suspect fraud.
The youthful City of Dunedin Pipe Band won grade two of the national pipe band championships in Papakura at the weekend, for the second year running.
The Otago District Health Board will be asked to approve a new and more comprehensive fraud policy when it meets today.
While pressure continues on the Otago District Health Board's short-staffed existing mental health system, planned new services are still dogged by funding uncertainty.
The shortage of specialists in Dunedin has reduced the number of ophthalmology trainees this year.
A Dunedin doctor who has chosen to pay $50,000 for her own 12-month Herceptin treatment believes more money could be found in Pharmac's budget for the breast cancer drug if it took a closer look at what it is spending on medicines for gut problems such as indigestion.
The Harbour Cone block purchase could cost Dunedin City Council ratepayers $2,730,000 over 10 years.