Bob Newbury never was a man to play with dolls.
Dunedin police have one youth in custody and are searching for another following an alleged break-in at Concord School.
A male has been taken to Dunedin Hospital this afternoon suffering burns.
A last-minute cut to English for speakers of other languages funding has left school principals angry and scrambling to find ways to fund Esol teachers they have already employed for next year.
Australian choral and orchestral group Artes Christi performed in Dunedin yesterday to mark the anniversary of the death of one of New Zealand’s great church architects.
Three people turning up to a Dunedin City Council information session about the Westwood wastewater pipe repairs, is a good sign, council staff say.
Dunedin residents will have an opportunity to have a say on the Ministry of Education’s draft early learning strategic plan during a public consultation event on Monday.
The occupants of four St Clair houses were ordered to evacuate their properties immediately last night, following the discovery of a dangerous landslip on the hill above.
One person has received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident on Somerville St, in Dunedin tonight.
The Dunedin City Council has today issued dangerous building notices to four houses in St Clair, after a landslip was assessed to be posing an "imminent safety threat".
The leaders of several southern schools which appeared in an Auditor-general's report for being in financial difficulty, say they are on the list for ''mere technicalities'' rather than anything serious.
The number of overseas teachers ready to start working in New Zealand primary and secondary schools at the start of next year has now grown to more than 800.
Mornington's ageing Plunket building has officially been closed and is to be sold, after serving the community for more than 60 years.
Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail are expected over parts of the South Island tomorrow, MetService says.
Eight ''everyday'' Southlanders who do ''exceptional things'' were recognised last night at the 10th annual Kiwibank Local Hero Awards in Invercargill.
Dunedin's dormant and historic Loan and Mercantile building will sparkle with life again in January when organisers of the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival light up the building with a mix of lanterns, projections, music and performance.
Fedor Konyukhov may be hundreds of kilometres from civilisation, but it will not stop the Russian rower from celebrating his birthday in style today.
Fifteen "everyday people who do exceptional things'' were recognised in Dunedin last night at the Kiwibank Local Hero Awards.
As another year winds to a close at Tainui School, teachers Kaye Ballantyne, Jenny Tavendale and Ruth Harley are starting to feel the finality of their decisions to retire.
As the distant roar drew nearer, unsuspecting George St shoppers and retailers looked skyward, wondering if it was a jet plane, thunder, or perhaps a volcanic eruption.