The actions of some "cowboy" power boat users and jet ski riders on the Taieri River meant it was only a matter of time before a fatal accident occurred, Mosgiel resident Mel Hollis has warned.
Depriving themselves of the subzero delights of a Canadian winter to spend part of the summer in Dunedin seemed a smart move yesterday for a group of overseas students attending the University of Otago summer school.
Difficult economic times may be contributing to the success of the University of Otago's latest summer school.
Recent Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) reforms are likely to reduce problems with lengthy and fruitless client fraud investigations, Dunedin ACC campaigner Denise Powell says.
The University of Otago's latest summer school began positively yesterday, with provisional enrolments reaching a record 2610.
Otago Settlers Museum organisers are "absolutely ecstatic" about the success of the museum's Pixie Town display, with visitor numbers at record levels.
Dragon boats will be racing again on the Otago Harbour early next month.
The Otago Settlers Museum's new specialised storage building is starting to take shape, with more prefabricated concrete walls being lifted into place by crane.
A frightened cat took refuge inside the family piano when a tornado hit a farmhouse on the southern outskirts of Waikouaiti on Saturday, ripping tiles off the roof, smashing windows, splintering trees and felling nearby power lines.
Waikouaiti people were stunned to see a tornado bearing down on their town yesterday - and relieved when it changed direction and caused only slight damage to property and trees.
Electrician Alan Brennan quickly found himself having second thoughts after driving into a tornado near Waikouaiti on Saturday, seeking a better photograph.
About $25,000 is being sought to extend the Otago Museum's successful national SciCity science education programme.
Worries are growing that the economic downturn could damage tourism, but an expanded programme of Dunedin guided walks is continuing to flourish.
A Dunedin man's six-year battle to gain funding support highlights the need to strengthen ACC's code of claimant rights, ACC campaigner Denise Powell says.
Dunedin lawyer Antony Hamel is an enthusiastic explorer of the city's many tracks and trails, including those linking heritage attractions in the inner city streets, as well as those on the city's outskirts and crossing nearby mountains.
Supporters of Olveston hope that the economic downturn will encourage more New Zealanders to visit the historic 35-room Edwardian home.
Three leading researchers have been appointed as University of Otago professors.
Linda Wigley, the English-born director of the Whangarei Museum and Heritage Park, has been appointed director of the Otago Settlers Museum.