Temporary job vacancies in Otago and Southland have increased in the past three months, despite economic conditions affecting several large employers in the region.
A group of men offering to cut down trees and then charge thousands of dollars for the service may now be operating in the Dunedin area, a Fairfield resident warns.
A Czech Republic tourist was airlifted to hospital after a boulder "the size of a washing machine" fell on him at Fox Glacier yesterday.
Otago Museum management have rejected allegations large numbers of tropical butterflies have escaped from their tropical forest enclosure since it opened in 2007.
A member of the public fought valiantly to resuscitate a 29-year-old cyclist last night who died after his mountain bike hit a parked four-wheel-drive vehicle in Barr St, Kenmure.
As the Regional Job Summit begins in Dunedin this afternoon, Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran is calling for the Government to urgently invest in insulating up to 40,000 Dunedin homes to help stimulate the local economy.
Otago Polytechnic art students have a place to call home now the $3 million, twin-level annex to the School of Art has been completed and officially opened.
Home-based early childhood education services are experiencing a boom, especially in the South, with a 50% increase in enrolments across the country in the past year, one of New Zealand's leading providers says.
The Otago Secondary Principals Association says Otago schools are proactive in dealing with bullying despite a top-level inquiry by the Childrens Commissioner which found some New Zealand schools are not.
A little piece of Venice will be sliced off and maybe washed away with a cup of coffee about 3pm today, when the buyer of Quinn Shaw's Italian cake arrives home from the St Clair School fair, in Dunedin.
Five Otago primary schools struggling to house their pupils will receive a share of $1.158 million from the Government for building expansions to help them cope with their growing rolls.
Studying the news has put three former Logan Park High School media studies pupils in the news.
As a child, he was labelled a "dummy" at home and "mentally retarded" at school. By age 12, he was considered "uneducatable" by the American education system and he was functionally illiterate until he was 38.
Breakthrough methods for treating people with dyslexia will be presented in Dunedin and Queenstown this week by overseas researcher on the condition.
Young folk today do not know how good they have it.
A walk in Rhian Gaffney's Northeast Valley, Dunedin, backyard leaves most of its occupants in a flap.
She might be 100, but Milton centenarian Kate Heads can still make the most dispirited people cackle.
Two acclaimed New Zealand artists have been named as the 2009 Henderson Arts Trust artists-in-residence.
Elizabeth Caldwell is still familiarising herself with her new office at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, but she is already very much at home in her role as the gallery's new director.
There were plenty of spills at the Captain Cook garden bar last night, but few of the liquid variety.