It could be the last of the golden summers, with tourism operators likely to increase prices in 2009-10 because of the rise in fuel prices.
Just like the 140 other pilgrims who returned from World Youth Day in Sydney yesterday, Brydie Meinung-Thompson had an "awesome time", despite sustaining an injury.
The historic causeway un-earthed last month at the Dunedin City Council's $34 million Wall St development is likely to be sealed in glass - at an initial cost of $310,000.
It was ready, set, play, for children and their caregivers yesterday, when the St Clair Playgroup returned to its regular home, following an arson attack last September.
Dunedin's Knox Church resembles a giant jungle gym, with more than 5.5km of scaffolding installed inside the 148-year-old church to allow interior refurbishment.
Smile Dunedin, you are on Australian television.
The move to being a charitable trust would allow the New Zealand Masters Games to access funding from a wider range of sources, organisers say.
A pioneering technique by a Dunedin artist has dramatically reduced the time required to create the traditional Maori cloak, or korowai.
The Dunedin City Council is still in a holding pattern over what to do about erosion at St Clair beach.
New Zealand is a world leader in eliminating violence against children and more countries should follow its "courageous move", a visiting authority says.
Would-be firefighters from as far afield as Invercargill and Christchurch participated in theory and physical tests at a recruitment open day in Dunedin on Saturday.
New Zealand Post is confident it has stamped out problems with its post code system after Waihola residents discovered their mail was ending up in opposite ends of the country.
Community organisations will be able to spend more time providing essential services and less time fund-raising after the Government moved to fully fund nongovernmental organisations.
Under the watchful eyes of evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, glass artist Peter Mackenzie studies the faded face of Jesus Christ.
More than $53 million has been poured into gaming machines in southern pubs and clubs in the past year, a figure which could increase as economic conditions worsen, agencies helping problem gamblers say.
The decision to stop accepting money from gaming trusts in April was the correct one, says Methodist Mission general manager Laura Black.
After more than 60 years of existence, the Otago branch of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Association has been disbanded.
Butchers, bakers and vehicle painters; along with more than 100 professions in short supply in the southern region.
The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service investigated possible sightings of Adolf Hitler's private secretary Martin Bormann, at Wanaka and Mt Cook in the mid-1960s, released documents reveal.