Ludo was little more than skin and bones when he arrived at the Dunedin SPCA, leaving staff horrified.
Employment and communication issues at Strath Taieri School have prompted the Ministry of Education to appoint a limited statutory manager.
Nearly 21% of Queenstown Lakes district residents are still to enrol for the upcoming local body elections, New Zealand Electoral Commission estimates show.
Today was a shorts and T-shirts weather as parts of Otago get their first taste of summer, including Dunedin which recorded NZ's highest temperature mid-afternoon.
Strengthening te reo skills could hold the key to cutting the Maori prison population, suicide rates and poverty, an emerging Maori leader in Dunedin believes.
Much of Otago may get its first taste of summer tomorrow - but rain and wind is on the way for other parts of the South.
A vigilant resident has foiled another attempt to break in to a student flat this morning.
''Stand away, everybody. I don't know what's going to happen.'' Sound advice from Hunter Edgecombe, as prepared to throw a dart for the first time during a sports day at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Strengthening te reo skills could hold the key to cutting the Maori prison population, suicide rates and poverty, an emerging Maori leader believes.
After declining for more than 20 years, the tide on South Otago school rolls is poised to turn.
In an unusual situation, Rod Galloway has announced he is "likely" to stand down as George Street Normal School's principal sometime next year, for health reasons.
A man's castle is his home. So, within seconds of discovering Make-A-Wish New Zealand had built a 3m-high castle for his back yard, Isaac Stocker put two rules in place.
Persevere and never fear failure.
Spring has arrived, but it seems winter is not yet ready to farewell the South.
In their twilight years, most people are more disappointed by the things they failed to do, than the things they did do.
Two men are being spoken to by Dunedin police after allegedly attempting to rob a man at knife-point in the city centre this morning.
In a balmy winter when Dunedin and Ranfurly posted their hottest July temperatures on record, it is no surprise the season was one of the South's warmest.
As a period of unsettled weather looms, the Dunedin City Council will start sand-bagging the beach in front of Kettle Park in a bid to prevent further dune erosion.
A Dunedin play dealing with youth issues - such as isolation of young people, thoughtless words, social media, self-harm and New Zealand's drinking culture - has been selected for performance at...
A stretch of a popular Dunedin beach will be closed for couple of days while sandbags are put in place to prevent further dune erosion.