Dunedin scientists have swiftly adapted overseas technology to help develop a powerful coronavirus test which this week detected the city’s first two confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Coronavrius-related disruption will also add to growing pressures on New Zealand’s mental health system, Corinda Taylor warns.
The Otago Regional Rescue helicopter and a fishing boat rescued people from a small boat which overturned at Taieri Mouth on Saturday.
Mark Egginton became a very convincing Jedi master and was getting by with a little help from his friends at the Edge of the World Expo at the weekend.
Recent gatherings at the Arai Te Uru Marae are highlighting the importance of community solidarity in the face of major challenges, the latest being Covid-19, Dr Luxmanan Selvanesan says.
Years of dreaming and planning came to fruition when a $140,000 redevelopment, including a new playground, opened at the Otago Childcare Centre at the weekend.
Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins is backing Government moves to protect New Zealanders from the coronavirus pandemic, saying "we owe this to our older and more vulnerable residents".
A house has been badly damaged by an early morning blaze in Southland, despite the efforts of five fire crews.
Four people have been rescued from an overturned boat at Taieri Mouth and at least one person has hypothermia, police say.
An innovative television series, which is being filmed in Dunedin, is aimed at raising digital awareness among preschoolers.
Pay them a dollar and they will give you a penny you can use to listen to the Victorian Polyphon music box at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
Two University of Otago academics have urged New Zealand to impose stronger travel entry restrictions to counter the growing coronavirus threat.
Twitter and the University of Otago are working together on a new research study to show how online discussions can promote tolerance, after the Christchurch mosque attacks.
An adult male fur seal made good use of the facilities, sprawled out on a public bench near a car park at Aramoana late yesterday morning, while several amused members of the public looked on.
As the University of Otago strives to counter potential coronavirus challenges, this year it is offering to students the free flu vaccinations it usually gives to staff.
New Zealand’s One Billion Trees programme is tapping the skills of University of Otago botanists to find a quicker way of growing native forest, directly from seeds.
Passengers from the cruise ship Radiance of the Seas (from left) Gail and David McEvoy, of Perth, Scotland, Tracy and Brad Screaigh, of Perth, Australia, and Terri and Chilli Munoz, of Wollongong,...