Police have been notified after a couch fire in North Dunedin overnight.
Dunedin resident and Red Cross national president Dr Jennifer McMahon has been elected a Companion of the Royal Society New Zealand Te Aparangi.
It's not only in the Football World Cup semi-finals that the usual pecking order is upended - a recent clash between a harrier hawk and a tui ended 1-0 to the tui.
Problems in later life caused by regular teen drinking and the need to change the ''way we deal with alcohol as a society'' have been highlighted in a large transtasman study.
Television host Nigel Latta urges people to prepare for the future, to accept making mistakes, and also explains why people fly round the world rescuing others from caves.
Actors Rosella Hart and Matthew Wilson perform a scene from Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, at the New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin, yesterday.
A big trans-Tasman study, including University of Otago research, provides the most robust evidence to date of causal links between regular teen drinking and drug and alcohol problems in later life.
Robots, information technology displays, a water energy demonstration and a free lunch were among the many attractions for school pupils at a ''science in action day'' at the Otago Polytechnic.
Australian computer expert Ally Watson helps (from left, facing camera), Olivia Pointon and Brianna Paterson and Camille Genobe during a ''Coding Fundamentals'' workshop during the latest New Zealand International Science Festival.
A young grebe swims in the upper Otago Harbour, with the Vauxhall Yacht Club in the background, earlier this week.
English space engineer Sian Cleaver is optimistic about the future of manned space travel, including Nasa plans to return astronauts to the moon, and later fly on to Mars.
Respected frog specialist Prof Phil Bishop has won the top lifetime achievement award at the Otago Daily Times Regional Science Awards.
Two Dunedin youngsters, Carolena Booth and Jemma Bezuidenhout, have jointly won the people's choice award in the latest Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition.
A powerful new drug, and new University of Otago research into how it works, could prove a "total game-changer" in the global fight against tuberculosis, Prof Greg Cook says.
Do you ever get in a flap over how vivid feathers can seem?
A world-first discovery by University of Otago researchers may change the way children suffering from a rare form of kidney cancer are treated.
Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara says a move by the Government which could enable a filing fee to be imposed for ACC appeals in the district court is "repugnant" and unfair to injured people.
Historical detective work by Dunedin researcher Rosi Crane is shedding more light on the colourful stories behind how the Otago Museum acquired many of its exotic animal exhibits in the 19th century.
Two million New Zealanders will be obese in 20 years' time, new research reveals.
As rehearsals continue for a theatre show for children, to be performed during the upcoming New Zealand International Science Festival, two of the five planned shows have sold out.