Firefighters are still looking for hot spots in a ceiling space after battling a small fire in a wall and ceiling in a house at the Dunedin suburb of Musselburgh this morning.
Community volunteers are "extremely upset'' diesel has apparently leaked from old underground tanks at Dunedin's Valley Community Workspace into Lindsay Creek.
Doubts remain about the future of Archives New Zealand while its links with Internal Affairs are unclear, an archives advocate says.
The University of Otago seems likely to gain further research-related funding after being appointed to a recently-formed Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) panel.
Repairing and restoring an old former infant classroom at the Taieri Historical Museum and Park remains a major challenge, organisers say.
Dunedin Chinese Garden honorary curator James Beattie hopes his appointment will help boost the garden's reputation in international scholarly circles.
Universityof Otago students Olivia Truax, Maren Richter and Rilee Thomas have received three of four national scholarships to support study in the Antarctic.
More health support has been called for after the release of "alarming" new Australian-led research showing people with severe mental illness could die 20 years earlier than others.
In a happy ending to crow about, three "gorgeous" big roosters have been spirited away from a Dunedin rest-home to an impeccable new life at Blackhead.
Otago Museum's Sam Kingsbury and Moss Blackie (5) of Mosgiel, reflect on climate change at a school holidays pop-up display.
Kurt Krause has ''great hopes'' that potential new antibiotics he is working on will help avert a predicted massive rise in deaths from antibiotic resistance.
Dunedin researchers want radical change ''in the outdated structure of the gender division'' in elite sport.
Dunedin can benefit from the science of ultra cold atoms, just as it earlier gained from the export of frozen meat, Nobel Laureate Prof Eric Cornell says.
A key break for premium peanut butter maker Fix and Fogg came when a supermarket buyer spotted a jar of the firm's peanut butter on sale in a furniture shop.
Roading contractors spread grit on the Southern Motorway, south of Dunedin, after firefighters were alerted to an extensive diesel spill shortly after 6.30am today.
Gun control advocate Kevin Clements remains optimistic about the gun buyback scheme, despite some seller reluctance and talk of legal action.
Wider educational improvements should also be considered as the country's two main deaf education centres prepare to merge, Dunedin educationist Denise Powell says.
Otago Museum living environments officer Dr Anthony Stumbo talks to John Gibb about his work at the museum and some of his life outside it.
A warning has been issued after a stimulant called "eutylone'' was detected in Re-Ori drug testing on campus last week.
A large crane hoists materials on a pallet as part of work on the roof of the Dunedin City Library yesterday afternoon.