New research discoveries, including some by University of Otago academics, have helped clarify long-disputed early human migration patterns in Southeast Asia.
The advanced genomic tools used by a University of Otago paediatric geneticist to make world-leading discoveries on rare genetic disorders could also help improve the treatment of more common...
The New Zealand food processing industry and consumers can gain ''win-win'' benefits, through using the right technologies to make food ''safer and healthier'', Marc Hendrickx says.
Potential links with an earlier Dunedin dairy robbery on Sunday night could hold the key to tracking down the offender responsible for an armed robbery at the Elgin Food Market last night.
The discovery that kelp has rafted a record 20,000km to reach the Antarctic highlights the need to tackle the threats to the continent posed by drifting plastic, a University of Otago academic says.
A senior fire officer has praised members of the public who rallied to help at the scene of a fatal Dunedin crash yesterday, before emergency services arrived.
Helen Knott (17), a year 13 pupil at St Hilda's Collegiate School, was the first of four young lyricists to perform to a crowd of about 30 people, at an ``Unplugged Live'' show in the window of the...
Dunedin police are investigating the robbery of another dairy - this time in the suburb of Maryhill.
Monty Wright has always been crazy about birds and so it is fortunate he and his family are fowls of a feather.
The latest New Zealand International Science Festival has proved highly popular but also met its brief to energise and "inspire" young people about everyday science, organisers say.
A person had to be cut from a car after sustaining critical injuries in a crash in Southland early today.
Police have been notified after a couch fire in North Dunedin overnight.
Dunedin resident and Red Cross national president Dr Jennifer McMahon has been elected a Companion of the Royal Society New Zealand Te Aparangi.
It's not only in the Football World Cup semi-finals that the usual pecking order is upended - a recent clash between a harrier hawk and a tui ended 1-0 to the tui.
Problems in later life caused by regular teen drinking and the need to change the ''way we deal with alcohol as a society'' have been highlighted in a large transtasman study.
Television host Nigel Latta urges people to prepare for the future, to accept making mistakes, and also explains why people fly round the world rescuing others from caves.
Actors Rosella Hart and Matthew Wilson perform a scene from Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, at the New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin, yesterday.
A big trans-Tasman study, including University of Otago research, provides the most robust evidence to date of causal links between regular teen drinking and drug and alcohol problems in later life.
Robots, information technology displays, a water energy demonstration and a free lunch were among the many attractions for school pupils at a ''science in action day'' at the Otago Polytechnic.
Australian computer expert Ally Watson helps (from left, facing camera), Olivia Pointon and Brianna Paterson and Camille Genobe during a ''Coding Fundamentals'' workshop during the latest New Zealand International Science Festival.