A fire protection upgrade in the Otago Museum basement will help protect visitors and staff as well as safeguarding collections in the event of a fire.
Dunedin poet, writer, reviewer and former Burns Fellow David Eggleton has been appointed as the latest New Zealand Poet Laureate.
The Queenstown Airport Corporation's modified statement of intent has done nothing to mitigate ''major concerns'' over likely future airport expansion, Wanaka Stakeholders Group say.
Many people shifting to rural areas because of urban housing shortages are striking problems because of inadequate mental health services, Andre McLachlan says.
A monster or a myth?
University of Otago scientists today made a tantalising announcement, that next week, near Loch Ness, they will reveal the findings of an international study into Nessie's existence or otherwise.
New insights by researcher Liam Harold could help prepare the way for part of an eventual new drug cocktail therapy to counter tuberculosis.
It may not be MacGyver in action, but there will be plenty of smart improvisation when Otago Polytechnic students fly to a remote island in Vanuatu next month.
Contemporary dancers Jake Callender and Sophie McClean perform with other members of the Otago Dance Association Performance Troupe in the atrium at the Otago Museum yesterday afternoon.
No-one was seriously hurt in a series of car crashes, at least two of them in icy conditions, north of Dunedin early today.
One person has been flown to hospital by helicopter in a serious condition after a crash in Southland.
John White turned 74 yesterday, and today graduates from the University of Otago with a doctorate in public health.
Hundreds of households in East Otago, from Palmerston to 20kms south at Puketeraki, were without power for about 60 to 90 minutes yesterday after a fault at a Palmerston substation at 7pm.
More than 200 new-born calves have died in a blaze at a calf-rearing shed north of Oamaru this evening.
Police are investigating a reported suspicious approach to a child near a Dunedin supermarket by a man in a van this afternoon.
Better housing would slash hospital admissions for acute respiratory infections among young children by almost 20%, a new study finds.
Dunedin embroiderers are still hard at work on a big national project, titled ''New Zealand: A History in Stitch''.
When is an exotic plant no longer exotic?
Researcher Charlotte Patterson hopes a powerful new pest management tool will help protect Otago Peninsula against reinvasion once possums are largely eliminated there.
A United States-based immunotherapy researcher is optimistic cancer will gradually become less of an immediate threat to life.