The University of Otago is warning students looking for flatmates next year about a foreign scam that has already relieved two unsuspecting people of several hundred dollars.
University College London, whose provost is distinguished University of Otago graduate Prof Malcolm Grant, has now leapfrogged Oxford University to become the world's fourth-top university in the latest Times Higher Education rankings.
The search for a new New Zealand flag has taken a fresh twist with University of Otago scientists creating a novel internet site where school pupils and others can join in a shared design effort.
Dunedin Gasworks Museum and Port Chalmers Museum officials have welcomed proposals for the Otago Settlers Museum taking over the running of the two institutions, providing them with governance and other support.
Several leading overseas academics will be in Dunedin this weekend to attend a University of Otago conference devoted to the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years ago.
University of Otago students Julian Peat and Naomi White have gained national Rutherford Foundation scholarships to support their studies at Cambridge University next year.
Young people with cancer and some of their siblings, caregivers and other supporters enjoyed a free cruise on Otago Harbour on Saturday.
A powerful new microscope at the University of Otago will propel Otago researchers to the forefront of international neuroscience research and could provide fresh insights into protective measures against Alzheimer's disease.
Trading prospects remain bright for New Zealand exporters in an expanded European Union, but challenges must also be faced, says Lord Christopher Patten, a former EU Commissioner.
Concerns have been voiced about the Otago Museum's future collection care following the disestablishment of the museum's former conservation officer post.
The Community Trust of Otago's finances are recovering well after being hit by the global economic crisis and earlier investment losses amounting to $15 million have since been regained, trust officials say.
A "grossly inadequate funding system" is likely to result in job cuts involving about 10 people at Otago Polytechnic's Dunedin Community Learning Centres, polytechnic officials say.
University of Otago geneticist, Associate Prof Parry Guilford, has gained a James Cook Fellowship to pursue innovative research aimed at reversing or preventing the early stages of stomach cancer.
A petition-friendly system has helped strengthen the credibility of the Scottish Parliament, its presiding officer Alex Fergusson said in Dunedin this week.
The Otago Settlers Museum's planned redevelopment project moved ahead another step this week, with the first collection items being moved into the museum's new $8.6 million storage building.
Dunedin, with its "astonishingly well-preserved architecture", deserves special recognition as a national heritage city, Dr Rodney Wilson, a senior museum consultant, says.
More than 100 people blew whistles, rang bells, and banged pots and pans in a noisy "wake-up call" protest in Dunedin yesterday over the Government's climate change policies.
About 61,000 people have visited the Otago Settlers Museum since July last year, exceeding the 56,321 visitor target for the period.
These days the Otago Settlers Association and the Otago Settlers Museum are much more inclusive than they once were.
Tears were shed when the Otago Settlers Museum's new director, Linda Wigley, was formally "handed over" at a Dunedin ceremony yesterday by Northland Maori elders from Whangarei.