Four young visitors to Dunedin may have been senior secondary school pupils but were heavily outranked in seniority yesterday, when they encountered a 26million-year-old whale fossil.
African butterflies and moths could eventually be added to the array of tropical butterflies at the Otago Museum’s Tropical Forest, after a museum visit to Kenya.
Tapabrata Chakraborti's research is paving the way for a smartphone app enabling tourists to identify "our national treasure" of birds.
Award-winning Dunedin screenwriter David Hay has returned from a "phenomenal" trip to China, where he wrote the script for a full-length black comedy.
Our high quality public health data means New Zealand can tackle a "surprising lack" of costing studies on patients with multiple diseases, a University of Otago academic says.
"Something desperately needs to change" to improve potting mix warning labels, because many people fail to grasp the health dangers, a University of Otago researcher says.
Southbound traffic on State Highway 1, in northern Cumberland St, Dunedin, was reduced to one lane at times yesterday during continuing sealing work.
A driver was trapped in his truck for a time after power lines fell across it following a crash on State Highway 1, north of Waimate, early today.
University of Otago students from more than 10 overseas countries enjoyed themselves yesterday at a Summer School orientation event, which featured Japanese drumming.
Our high quality public health data means New Zealand can tackle a globally "surprising lack'' of costing studies on patients with multiple diseases, Prof Tony Blakely says.
Keen Scottish cyclists John Butters and his wife Jane have cycled thousands of kilometres around Otago-Southland for the past 25 years and show little sign of slowing.
Dunedin and southeast Otago had among the fewest shallow quakes in New Zealand last year, but scientists warn that "large damaging earthquakes" could strike the city in future.
Dunedin writer Dr Lynley Hood plans to raise with an influential parliamentary committee her concerns about the legality of e-scooter use on footpaths, and pedestrian safety.
Emergency services tend to a man after a tractor roll-over near Old Brighton Rd on Saturday.
Waikouaiti potter Peter Gregory is slowing down a bit and often shares a ruminative morning walk with a particularly curious cat, before even starting to think about the clay.
Fighters across the South were kept busy on Saturday as hot, dry and windy weather made for ideal fire conditions.
The driver apparently escaped serious injuries when a tractor rolled over at a property on the Old Brighton Rd, close to Fairfield, Dunedin, about 1.20pm today.
Dunedin archives advocate Stuart Strachan is "annoyed and disappointed" by a report showing National Archives has lost funding and influence since rejoining the Internal Affairs Department.
Two motorists took evasive action on State Highway 1 to avoid an oncoming van, seconds before it crashed and came to rest on the wrong side of the road.
The recent leasing of the Mosgiel Railway Station, after it stood empty for nearly two years, was a "great" step forward for the area, Sarah Davie-Nitis said yesterday.