New housing or infrastructure to meet Dunedin’s growth could be stymied through an overly prohibitive regional policy statement proposed by the regional council, the Dunedin City Council says.
Plans to build significant digital infrastructure for high-performance computing have been lodged with the Central Otago District Council.
As the threat from the Delta outbreak subsides in the South, more than 14,000km away in the US, Marcie Amoroson describes a war zone in the fight against Covid-19.
An infringement notice has been issued to a University of Otago student who breached lockdown by flying from Auckland to Dunedin.
A University of Otago student was met by police on arrival in Dunedin after flouting lockdown rules by flying across the country.
Talk of replacing councillors with commissioners at the Otago Regional Council is premature, Environment Minister David Parker says.
The Otago Regional Council’s former chairwoman has signed a petition aiming to disband the elected councillors and appoint commissioners to govern the council.
The team that delivered more than 10,000 drive-in Covid vaccinations at the Edgar Centre this month has shifted to Forsyth Barr Stadium to shore up the immunity of Dunedin’s student population.
The Otago Regional Council has called for an exploration of uses for the Forbury Park raceway site to mitigate the flood risk for greater South Dunedin.
Otago regional councillors are at odds over a plan to build a more harmonious relationship with council management.
Otago Regional Council chief executive Sarah Gardner has questioned why some are calling for a pause in the Government’s massive water reform.
Saliva testing should have been used when people boarded flights to travel home before lockdown, University of Otago geneticist Prof Neil Gemmell says.
Otago and Southland councils have asked the Government to slow its massive water reform programme.
The new dean of the University of Otago’s School of Biomedical Sciences might forever be known as the scientist who went to Scotland to look for the Loch Ness monster.
There are at least 120 contacts of Covid cases isolating in the South Island as the reach of the Delta outbreak grows, including a number throughout Otago.
Fears have been raised that an old landfill is contaminating a Waikouaiti lagoon.
Mandatory mask wearing is here to stay, a top epidemiologist says, as New Zealanders mask up in the country’s first outbreak of the Delta variant.
A fashion exhibition, pyjama party and after-dark events for the student-aged crowd have helped keep Otago Museum’s visitor numbers up.
A te reo Maori name change could be on the cards for Otago Museum.
Lucy Liebergreen is betting this will not be a three-day lockdown.