The poor condition of hundreds of life jackets traded in last week in Otago-Southland is a big warning about boating safety.
A record 67 school pupils will next week attend a University of Otago summer camp for senior pupils from rural, small and low-decile schools throughout the country.
Some criminals do extensive planning, but when it comes to murder there is still ''no such thing as a perfect crime'', a United States forensic pathologist says.
New cutting-edge University of Otago research could pave the way for much earlier identification of diabetes-related heart disease risks, greatly improving chances of survival.
Auctioning a rare Peterborough Canadian canoe made about 1920 means a ''step into the unknown'' but auction house manager Ronnie Proctor is optimistic about the outcome.
Dunedin ACC claimant advocate Dr Denise Powell remains "in the dark'' about the future of a key ACC community liaison committee and is concerned at a year-long gap between meetings.
American sociologist Leo Barrington has given 10 West African textiles to the Otago Museum, including a large cloth worn for ceremonial occasions in Ghana.
Our human delight in solving mysteries partly explains the popularity of University of Otago courses on crime scene investigation.
The Southern police district’s first blue highway patrol car arrives in Dunedin by car transporter this week.
University humanities departments are under pressure in several countries, but humanities education is crucial to communicate more effectively and understand life more deeply, an historian says.
Weekend surf patrols being provided at Tomahawk Beach as an experiment this month could lead to further patrols there from next season.
The long-running saga of a flood-damaged Waitati bridge is nearly over, and the bridge will be repaired this month.
More than 100 Dunedin small-boat owners yesterday seized the chance to trade in their old life jackets for heavily-discounted new ones.
If you have been struck by the unusually luxuriant flowering of rata and pohutukawa in Dunedin this summer, you are not alone.
Nothing matches a high-quality circus show for compelling entertainment for family members of all ages.
The world is not on the brink of nuclear war because of tensions arising from North Korean military threats and long-distance missile tests, a University of Otago academic says.
Tidying up an overgrown cemetery in the Manuka Gorge may not need to wait until the Clutha District Council's long-term plan process is over, if there is public support.
United States university students Allison Leiberandt (19), of Washington, DC, and Jeremy Huwe (20), of Pittsburgh, enjoy a Kiwi sausage sizzle at a welcome outside the University Union building, in Dunedin, at noon yesterday.
A big surge in applications for the University of Otago's expanded ``Hands-on'' programme for school pupils also reflects a rise in positive word-of-mouth publicity, its programme co-ordinator says.
The challenges faced by former child refugee Omid Rafyee at the University of Otago's summer school are much less dramatic than when he was rescued from a sinking fishing boat.