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.
Planned research on a largely incurable form of adult leukaemia has been boosted by $1.6 million in Lottery Grants Board funds to support University of Otago health science projects and related equipment.
Not content with recently smashing one attendance record, visitors are still pouring into the Otago Museum, making an eventual new annual record a likelihood barely five months into the new financial year.
The Otago Museum will defer plans to stop authenticating historic treasures after a warning that museum officials could "cut off our nose to spite our face" over a funding dispute.
University of Otago graduate Owen Jones has gained a $98,000 scholarship from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand to study mechanisms which may protect brain cells against damage from strokes.
Universities were key sources of innovation and knowledge creation, the Governor-General Anand Satyanand told University of Otago graduates on Saturday.
A research breakthrough by University of Otago clinical geneticist Prof Stephen Robertson is shedding new light on the role of genetics in the development of cancer.
Former sports reporter and cancer survivor Suzanne Kallil once could not help wondering whether she would live long enough to finish her University of Otago degree.
Undeterred by light rain, several hundred Otago Polytechnic graduands surged along George St, in Dunedin, yesterday in an academic procession leading to the end-of-year graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall.
This year has certainly been a good one for the Kjaergaard family.
Basic rules of "sound financing" should still apply, even during the global financial meltdown, University of Otago chancellor Lindsay Brown says.
University chaplain the Rev Greg Hughson and a long-serving Otago University Students Association staff member Anna McMartin have been named as association life members at a recent ceremony in their honour.
University of Otago chancellor Lindsay Brown and Dunedin architect Ted McCoy will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees at university graduation ceremonies this week.
Phoning through live radio reports in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on New York had helped make a difference, award-winning former journalist Rae Lamb told University of Otago graduates.
World-first research by University of Otago graduate Dr Julie Bennett is likely to help make New Zealand homes safer by highlighting the adverse effects of unflued gas heaters on the respiratory health of children with asthma.