There was a sense of pride but certainly no prejudice when Emeritus Prof Jocelyn Harris learned she had been awarded a CNZM for services to education in the New Year Honours list.
The last set of cups come off the cows at the milking shed as the sun ambles its way west near the end of a stiffling hot Saturday afternoon.
Six months ago, Tavita Nielsen-Mamea's diet and exercise regime consisted of sitting in front of the television with about 10,000 kilojoules of "chips, takeaways, lollies and more chips".
A Dunedin poet is the ninth writer to be selected for a residency at the Michael King Writers Centre in Auckland.
As many private schools across the country start to feel the pinch in tough economic times, the principal at one of Otago's two private schools is working without pay in a bid to keep the school's finances out of the red.
Furniture placement is important in a room, whether it is in a new multimillion-dollar house or a student flat.
Otago residents seem to be recycling more of their waste than ever, but mountains of recyclable refuse are beginning to pile up in the region as the bottom drops out of the recycling market.
No sooner was the 50th anniversary reunion of the Dunedin School of Nursing January class of 1959 over at the weekend than preparations were started for the next one in five years' time.
Lifesaving equipment worth $5000 stolen from a Dunedin paramedic's truck at the weekend has not been found.
While the nervous wait for NCEA exam results was finally over yesterday, disappointment and anxiety resurfaced for Taieri College pupil Sarah McLean.
The battle to boost declining school rolls has prompted a coastal Dunedin school to take a business approach to their operations and implement marketing strategies aimed at attracting new pupils.
Despite a rapidly increasing rate of obesity among children in Otago, University of Otago researchers are struggling to find enough obese children to take part in a sleeping study.
More Dunedin residents and businesses have emerged from the Otago telephone directory with complaints about their listings.
Father Nicholas Dillon has played organs in some of the world's greatest cathedrals, but he is still relishing the opportunity to be reunited with an "old friend" in Dunedin tonight.
Lawrence may become a hive of filming activity for a new television series, if Auckland-based historical researcher Jean Jackson has her way.
While some Lauder residents may have thought the Gulfstream V business jet flying overhead yesterday was a rich holiday maker on a jaunt around Central Otago, it was in fact all business.
A Dunedin secondary school has not ruled out sending more pupils to the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, but is monitoring developments in the Mangatepopo river tragedy case.
Dunedin police are investigating another alleged sexual assault in the city - the fourth reported in the past week - and have issued safety advice to women going out at night.
Harrop St, in Dunedin, looked more like a harbour basin yesterday as the Elsie Evans made a scheduled stop on the way to her new home at the former Wickliffe Press building.
While the global recession continues to take a toll on many businesses, early childhood educators in the southern region are thriving in the economic climate.