Dunedin and southeast Otago had among the fewest shallow quakes in New Zealand last year, but scientists warn that "large damaging earthquakes" could strike the city in future.
Dunedin writer Dr Lynley Hood plans to raise with an influential parliamentary committee her concerns about the legality of e-scooter use on footpaths, and pedestrian safety.
Emergency services tend to a man after a tractor roll-over near Old Brighton Rd on Saturday.
Waikouaiti potter Peter Gregory is slowing down a bit and often shares a ruminative morning walk with a particularly curious cat, before even starting to think about the clay.
Fighters across the South were kept busy on Saturday as hot, dry and windy weather made for ideal fire conditions.
The driver apparently escaped serious injuries when a tractor rolled over at a property on the Old Brighton Rd, close to Fairfield, Dunedin, about 1.20pm today.
Dunedin archives advocate Stuart Strachan is "annoyed and disappointed" by a report showing National Archives has lost funding and influence since rejoining the Internal Affairs Department.
Two motorists took evasive action on State Highway 1 to avoid an oncoming van, seconds before it crashed and came to rest on the wrong side of the road.
The recent leasing of the Mosgiel Railway Station, after it stood empty for nearly two years, was a "great" step forward for the area, Sarah Davie-Nitis said yesterday.
Despite two years of lobbying the Dunedin City Council (DCC) over better protection for its archives there has been a ''very disheartening'' lack of progress, Gwennyth Anderson says.
Summer Times reporters recently spent time following Southerners going about their daily lives. Today Barry Cleavin shares his day with John Gibb.
Crew members on the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel give the lifeboats a run while the ship is berthed at Port Chalmers yesterday.
Some "frustration" over funding remains despite the Otago Museum far exceeding its Ministry of Education "learning experiences outside the classroom" (LEOTC) targets.
A big pohutakawa in Cliffs Rd dominates the St Clair, Dunedin, skyline yesterday with its brilliant floral show and White Island in the background.
Adult nerves were on edge and the police were called after a 5-year-old boy unexpectedly left his home in Ocean Grove, near Tomahawk, about 4pm yesterday and took a lengthy bus ride across Dunedin.
A worker helping to install roadside signs in North Dunedin received back and neck injuries when he slipped and fell 3m down a steep bank beside LeithValley Rd about 8pm tonight.
Summer is always a busy time for Cat Rescue Dunedin organiser Ana Andrianova, but this Christmas has been more hectic than usual as she works on renovations for a new rescue shelter.
Otago Museum staff have recently been ''exceptionally busy'', and the museum's executive and finance teams have been working to create the museum's next annual plan, director Dr Ian Griffin said.
A recently launched cellphone app aims to encourage Dunedin residents and visitors to explore the city's literary culture.
Otago Museum honorary entomology curator and ODT Nature File columnist Anthony Harris says some species of plant in and near Dunedin are flowering weeks earlier than in the past.