The proposed mothballing of the Hermitage Hotel in Aoraki/Mt Cook, with the likely loss of about 170 staff, has come as a shock in the area.
The 179m long bulk carrier Western Maple, moored at the T/U sheds Dunedin yesterday, is due to leave for Timaru at 10.30am today, having earlier arrived from Lyttelton with fertiliser-related...
The Otago Museum has applied for nearly $25 million under the Government’s "shovel-ready" projects scheme, to tackle a backlog of maintenance, safety and other construction work.
A Dunedin man who once searched for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland is studying New Zealand’s wastewater to discover more about coronavirus.
Dunedin resident Frankie Vella was shocked to hear her dog, Finn, yelping after his paw was caught in a trap set by possum poachers close to a popular Bethune’s Gully walking track last week.
On Anzac Day, Mosgiel resident Neil Hall finds himself thinking increasingly about the courage of his uncle, wartime dispatch rider Ted Brooks, who died in action during World War 2.
Collaboration in New Zealand science will avoid the "chaos" and disjointed approach which an American critic says has damaged some Covid-19 research elsewhere, a Dunedin-based specialist says.
A University of Otago project may help find a faster way to test for Covid-19 in work that may provide the edge needed to stop the virus.
University of Otago molecular biologist Associate Professor Jo-Ann Stanton has gained $235,746 in Government funding to develop a "game-changer" point-of-care test for Covid-19.
Dunedin's foodbanks have experienced a big surge in demand during the Covid-19 lockdown, but bigger challenges may lie ahead.
New Zealand must take a smart research approach if the country is to gain prompt supplies of any future coronavirus vaccine, Dunedin virologist Prof Miguel Quinones-Mateu warns.
Moving out of lockdown too quickly would be "ridiculous" and a risky gamble that could cost lives, southern scientists say.
University of Otago scientists believe they can use a rare high-security laboratory to undertake crucial studies to counter Covid-19 and should not simply wait for overseas research results.
The consequences could be "horrendous" if New Zealand rushes to exit lockdown without sufficient precautions, a University of Otago public health medicine specialist warns.
Extensive phone-calling by volunteers has strengthened Dunedin's community as preparations continue for a new wave of internet-linked Easter church services during the coronavirus lockdown.
Diggers continue work to secure critical infrastructure on a section of the Silver Stream bank, near Wingatui, yesterday, after the project, undertaken by Downer, resumed late last week.
Despite the challenges of the coronavirus lockdown, North Taieri beekeepers Heidi Rixon and her husband Murray have been having plenty of fun growing giant pumpkins.
When Clyde volunteer firefighters helped deal with a ceiling leak at Dunstan Hospital on Sunday, they also took the chance to try out their coronavirus precautions for the first time since lockdown.