TrustPower yesterday "put on hold" its earlier application to strike out part of an appeal by the Upland Landscape Protection Society against a proposed $400 million wind farm at Kaiwera Downs, near Gore.
New research which suggests that dairy calves may be a significant environmental source of giardia in New Zealanders, is also highlighting the need to better protect rural waterways.
High drama, sparked by the chance of a massive bargain, seems likely when a two-storey Wanaka residential property goes under the hammer at a rare no-reserve auction.
University of Otago scientists will investigate links between between a strong sense of identity and wellbeing among New Zealand adolescents, after Otago researchers topped the country by gaining more than $13.8 million from the Marsden Fund yesterday.
University of Otago scientists hope to shed new light on one of the toughest problems in Antarctic science - determining the depth of the continent's sea ice.
Close sister city relationships had been crucial in bringing a high-quality exhibition of Chinese artefacts to Dunedin, Prime Minister Helen Clark said yesterday.
The Dunedin Gasworks Museum, run by volunteers and long struggling for funds, gained high level support from Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday.
Veteran political commentator Colin James, who has predicted the winning party in 12 of the past 13 New Zealand elections, is forecasting a National-led government in 2008.
Flooding at the Otago Settlers Museum complex earlier this year has resulted in damage, clean-up costs and repairs totalling $45,000, museum organisers say.
The Ministry of Education has moved to address problems faced by regional ethics committees swamped by research applications from school pupils undertaking science fair projects.
Visitors to the Otago Museum will soon be able to take a rare glimpse into the hidden world of ancient Chinese emperors.
Otago University Students Association president-elect Jo Moore was "gutted" and experienced a "huge shock" when told yesterday she had been disqualified for the 2009 association presidency.
Jo Moore, former president-elect of the Otago University Students Association, yesterday gathered about 100 signatures from students for a petition challenging her recent disqualification as a candidate during the recent presidential election.
Introducing civics classes into New Zealand schools would benefit society by giving young people a clearer idea how they could contribute, Dunedin Green list MP Metiria Turei said yesterday.
A world-leading cardiovascular researcher, Prof Mark Richards, who has helped pioneer advances in identifying heart attack-related risk factors, has received the University of Otago's highest research honour.
After helping save dozens of people threatened by fire over the years, some of Dunedin's old fire engines are in need of rescue themselves.
A South Otago dairy farm contaminant discharge case highlighted the need for careful construction of farm effluent ponds, including lining them as a precaution, Environment Court Judge Jeff Smith said in Dunedin.
The University of Otago's newest teaching and learning facility, the $9.6 million Hunter Centre, was officially opened yesterday by vice-chancellor Prof David Skegg.