A new $960,000 building development at St Clair School will be bigger than the sum of all its parts, principal Richard Newton believes.
The prospect of owning an autographed Elvis Presley LP had Dunedin Elvis fans all shook up - until suspicious minds realised the King's signature was nothing but a hound dog.
When Dara Caradus found out she was this year's head girl at Otago Girls High School, she was "shell-shocked" to say the least.
The Inland Revenue Department is warning New Zealanders to be wary of an email scam using IRD numbers which could potentially strip taxpayers of personal details and thousands of dollars.
Vehement and vocal opposition in the Otago region to the Government's National Standards in primary and intermediate schools has prompted the New Zealand Educational Institute to organise a second public meeting in Dunedin to discuss the topic.
Most of the cement has been poured. Now the construction of Forsyth Barr Stadium is largely down to nuts and bolts.
Lisa Adie has been selected to attend the world's largest pipe-band summer school in Canada. Photo by Peter McIntosh. "I'm forever tapping my fingers on the desk. "It drives my family and friends nuts." Lisa Adie would like to be playing her snare drum 24/7. But when she can not, she resorts to the next best thing: tapping her fingers or pens on anything "tappable".
Three of New Zealand's largest medical centres joined forces in Dunedin this week in a bid to improve efficiency as the Government moves to cut funding for primary health care.
While property values in Dunedin are still increasing, values in Waitaki, Central Otago, Clutha and Southland appear to be sliding.
A symposium aimed at protecting Otago's coastline has given about 60 people food for thought.
A "metal bar" protruding from a mound of dirt in the back yard of Dee Carmichael's Waikouaiti house looked banal enough for several months, until she decided to level the pile.
Dunedin North MP Pete Hodgson has waded into debate about the demise of the Phoenix Centre and has asked the Ministry of Education to fund a replacement service for the city's youth.
An independent review of the Phoenix Centre shows there are significant concerns about the effectiveness of the service - not only within the Ministry of Education, but also among some schools, health and social services, and Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour.
Anger continues to boil over in Otago secondary schools about the closure of the Phoenix Centre, with one principal raising questions about whether the independent report was just a formality.
The Tomahawk School board of trustees has done an about-face and granted the Tomahawk Toddlers Playgroup permission to return to its premises in the school's library.
For Jason-Mark Harmer-Kapa, one computer plus the opportunity to answer maths questions for two days equals "loads of fun".