A car and a small section of hedge were damaged in a fire in Waitaki overnight.
University of Otago graduate Craig Bunt has been made the inaugural professor of Otago’s agricultural innovation programme.
Aucklander Gavin Chai has made a small but important piece of history in Dunedin - the first artist in more than 140 years to win three award categories at the same Otago Art Society exhibition.
Thick fog across parts of coastal Otago delayed two boat arrivals and caused early flight disruption at Dunedin Airport.
Grammy Award-winning opera singer Jonathan Lemalu has been happily reunited with his first singing teacher, Honor McKellar.
Some Dunedin bus drivers yesterday laid a simple, improvised wreath at their workplace Anzac commemoration, transferring the usual wreath money to a veterans’ charity.
Otago Museum staff joined forces with the University of Otago yesterday in a series of hands-on events aimed at raising community awareness about Covid-19 vaccination.
Researchers have found evidence of ancient kumara near Dunedin, overturning the orthodox view that the climate was too cold for the tuber’s use south of Banks Peninsula.
A sharp-eyed paramedic may have helped prevent a potential disaster by spotting a drone flying close to the Dunedin Hospital helipad as a helicopter was about to take off.
Humpback whales have been spotted feeding enthusiastically on a school of fish off Taiaroa Head.
A South Island rescue helicopter came close to catastrophe last night when it nearly collided with a drone.
London Street’s uphill lane was blocked for some time yesterday after a two-car crash at the intersection with Stuart St, in Dunedin.
Anxiety about pandemic risks could be reduced by adding pre-departure saliva testing for Covid-19 for incoming Australian green zone passengers, a researcher says.
A 23-year-old man is facing driving charges after an off-duty police officer saw a car being driven erratically in South Dunedin.
Glenn Sutton will get by with help from his friends when he tackles his longest ultra-marathon running challenge — 580km non-stop from Milford Sound to Mt Cook.
Members of two Dunedin families, long separated by Covid-19 travel restrictions, had emotional reunions yesterday, after the start of two-way quarantine-free travel with Australia.
No-one was seriously hurt when two cars collided on State Highway 1, about half way between Milton and Waihola about 6.20pm, police said.
Otago Museum has joined forces with Dunedin artist Bruce Mahalski to create a new, free exhibition on human evolution.
A pedestrian seriously injured in an apparent hit and run incident at Mosgiel was later taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance.
Volunteer firefighters backed by four fire appliances and a support vehicle have extinguished a 30m-long fire burning in a hedge near a rural Southland house.