There was no need to spell out how difficult it was to retain the year 9 and 10 Otago Daily Times Extra! Otago regional spelling quiz title last night.
All those plastic bags floating around after shopping expeditions can now be recycled under a joint initiative between the retail sector, the packaging industry and the Government.
Talk about a nail-biting finish.
One of Dunedin's ''old girls'' is having a $250,000 facelift. Larnach Castle general manager Paul Phelan said the leaking historic building was undergoing restoration work.
The north end of the Dunedin Railway Station is a hive of activity as builders work to complete the new Cobb & Co restaurant.
It's the shortest day of the year today and about 50 Otago Boys' High School pupils will be noticing the chill after having the shortest haircuts of their lives.
Sometimes the imagination is more effective than the latest special effects at furnishing ghost stories.
They might be more than 40 years overdue, but some tickets to a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Smokin' Joe Frazier have sold for $2000 in an online auction.
Deciding to get a tattoo while inebriated often ends in tears.
Artefacts from a Chinese camp that serviced the Lawrence goldfield may be bound for an exhibition in Beijing.
Some light callisthenics, yoga and even colouring with crayons - it's fair to say the Aurora Verde trio are employing some unorthodox techniques in their rehearsals at the moment.
The intensive care unit at Dunedin Hospital is probably the last place to have a smashing good time.
Dunedin city councillor David Benson-Pope is outraged about damage done to the Stuart St median strip planting, calling the culprits ''brainless morons''.
Thousands of tonnes of oysters will be removed from Stewart Island’s Big Glory Bay as early as Monday, in a bid to save the Bluff oyster industry from a lethal parasite.
DCC staff are shocked and angry after a vehicle was driven down the Stuart St median strip, apparently deliberately, destroying new plantings which cost thousands of dollars.
University of Otago research shows that pupils who attend the nearest school are more likely to have active forms of transport such as walking or cycling.
What do you get when you have the Mad Hatter and Miss Piggy in the same room as a banana?
Rugby enthusiasts will get a rare glimpse of the golden years of All Black rugby next week, when Otago great Charlie Saxton's personal collection of rugby memorabilia goes under the auction hammer.
Secondary school rolls in Dunedin have dropped to their lowest level in two decades, but the city’s principals say the tide is turning and the outlook for future rolls is positive.
Kaikorai Valley College has filed an urgent request to the Ministry of Education for extra staff to cope with an unexpected surge in pupils.