With many families coming under increasing financial stress, Presbyterian Support Otago's Family Works Service has published a new booklet which contains activities families can do together at little or no cost.
Former Dunedin conductor Tecwyn Evans has been appointed conductor of the prestigious Graz Symphony Orchestra and Opera House in Austria.
The first signs of construction activity on the $198 million Awatea St stadium are evident as a security fence around the building site goes up and some parts of the buildings on site come down.
The number of Otago secondary schools that fail to meet the national average pass rate in all levels of the national certificate of educational achievement (NCEA) is continuing to rise, recently released statistics from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority show.
Two former Dunedin secondary school pupils will be among the 29 elite pupils to be presented with awards in Parliament today for being top performers in the 2008 scholarship exams.
Dalmore man has called on Dunedin residents to film University of Otago students creating chaos in the hope it will encourage the "children" to improve their behaviour.
A primary school pupil throwing a rock at her principal's head is just one of an increasing number of behavioural issues in Otago primary schools which are making some teachers feel unsafe, the region's principals say.
More than 80 people were trapped for several hours in three tour buses on the Lindis Pass last night after a wintry blast left the buses stranded on slippery, snowy roads.
Despite allegations of severe bullying among pupils at Taieri College, a recent Education Review Office investigation has given the school a glowing report.
Malcolm McMartin used to play the blues. Now he has a case of the blues after his 1978 Fender Jazz bass guitar was stolen earlier this week.
Otago has taken its place on the Government's Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand website, six years after its establishment.
More than $1 million of stock was destroyed in a suspicious blaze at Japanese Auto Wreckers at the weekend, one of the owners says, but he is confident the business will continue.
Dunedin has become the first city in New Zealand with two primary schools awarded a prestigious national award for their initiatives in controlling pupil behaviour.
Cutting a veal and ham pie may not seem like a very official or posh way to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Frances Hodgkins' birth.
Big Rock School pupils sang of "a new world - a place of our own - a dream land" during a concert at the official opening of their new school yesterday.
The tree-filled hollows amid Wakari Hospital's gardens will become duck-filled ponds once again, with the help of volunteers.
While there was not much to smile about on the battlefields during World War 2, Phil Smith takes pride in the fact that when soldiers did find reason to bare their teeth, he had helped make them shine.