A St Kilda fire appliance reached a South Dunedin house fire more swiftly than usual on Thursday, because firefighters were fitting a smoke alarm in a nearby street.
Dunedin man Dennis Hodge did not expect the Countdown Central car park near the Dunedin central police station to be evacuated when he brought in an old practice mortar bomb yesterday.
A Dunedin man unwittingly sparked a scare at a central city supermarket this morning when he left an old practice mortar bomb in his car.
A lucrative new antiviral drug industry could be among the spinoffs arising from a record $38.5million in grants to University of Otago researchers, announced this week.
New Zealand is playing an important leadership role within the Commonwealth in helping counter ocean acidification, Prof Cliff Law says.
Free public transport should be trialled in New Zealand cities as part of urgent measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Prof Sir Alan Mark says.
A person contacted police after fearing the worst when they saw an unoccupied dinghy in the water off Karitane this morning.
Maintaining bipartisan support for further changes in New Zealand's gun control law is crucial, Prof Kevin Clements says.
Accomplished Dunedin nature photographer Jack Aubin gained further success yesterday, winning the Dunedin Town Belt Kaitiaki Photography Competition.
Doves flew from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral yesterday after a service of celebration and thanksgiving for the 150th anniversary of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin.
The New Zealand Brain Tumour Trust can help provide a "positive future" for patients and their families, Chris Medlicott says.
Moves are being made to continue some of the work of the now-defunct Carers' Society Otago, and to later establish a new body to support home carers.
Dunedin research has highlighted the strength of a potential new drug therapy against an aggressive form of breast cancer.
The Carers' Society Otago has been wound up because of funding woes, but moves are being made to establish a similar body to support its up to 500 members.
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Fiji, Jonathan Curr, may have been in Suva this week, but Otago Museum staff ensured he also had a taste of the Antarctic.
Several organisations have joined forces to host the 1869 Conference and Heritage Festival, celebrating the University of Otago's founding that year.