A Department of Corrections drug treatment unit, to be established at the Milburn prison, may significantly help those battling drug addiction and others fighting to reduce crime in the region.
Peter Dunne Principals across the Otago region are angry the Otago District Health Board has failed to notify schools and parents about a review of the school-based dental service.
Otago schools have lost the equivalent of about 12.5 classrooms full of pupils as school rolls continue to decline across the region.
Three Dunedin secondary-school pupils may need more than a couple of Band-Aids when they head to Burnham Military Camp later this year to join the New Zealand Secondary Schools Brass Band.
The Grants Braes School Boyz have been strutting about the school yard this week after their Jump Jam team qualified for the national final in Auckland.
A book about the evolution of the gay sexual identity has won a senior lecturer at the University of Otago a Montana New Zealand Book Award.
Otago homeowners wanting to take advantage of the Government's Warm up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme could be waiting up to two months for warmer homes because insulation suppliers are having difficulty keeping up with demand.
Forget horses, swords and knights in shining armour. The story of King Arthur has been given a makeover by the Gang Show 2009 producers, leaving Arty and his gang of surly knights to go head-to-head on skateboards in jousts.
Principals in Dunedin schools hope to use the upcoming holidays to their advantage and stifle the flu bug which has been reinfecting pupils for the past two months.
Otago debt collectors are busy as the number of businesses calling on them to make people owing them money pay up has risen by up to 30% in the past year.
Streets on the flat in Dunedin are mostly clear of snow now and the Northern and Southern Motorways are open.
Organisers of Stars on Stage musical and theatrical event at the Regent Theatre say the biennial three-day event has become so popular they will expand the show to four nights in 2011.
She may need assistance walking from time to time, but Evelyne Lovett is just as animated as the day she first took the stage with the Dunedin Operatic Society.
Otago Enviroschools facilitators are shocked at the Ministry of Education's proposal to cut funding to the New Zealand Enviroschools Foundation beyond 2009 and are concerned about the effects of such a move.
Do you tire of standing in a hot shower, only to be shocked rigid by a sudden burst of frigid water? Three pupils from Logan Park High School may have come up with a solution, using the most unlikely tools.
Dunedin teachers got a rare chance to gain tips on how to teach a popular primary education programme from the programme authors yesterday.
A senior staff member at the University of Otago College of Education warns the success of new national standards in schools may be at risk if the Government does not delay implementation of the initiative.