Parts of Otago continue to show small increases in residential building activity as new dwelling consents issued across much of New Zealand's building sector slump to a 22-year low.
Otago secondary schools which run their own outdoor pursuits centres will be keeping a close eye on the prosecution of the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre as the case unfolds.
There was little time for celebration at the police stations throughout Otago yesterday as a new and independent survey showed a high level of public satisfaction with the service provided by New Zealand Police.
The skyrocketing number of physical and verbal assaults on teachers and pupils in New Zealand schools is driving more than a third of graduate teachers out of the education sector, and the New Zealand Principals Federation is calling on politicians to help tackle the problem.
Sitting at a desk, looking through the fog at an exam paper with the realisation that you know none of the answers is enough to bring many secondary school pupils bolt upright in their beds in a cold sweat.
"Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of what?" It was a question fired at Logan Park High School year 10 pupils Connor Sherson, Mitchell Henderson, Allyn Robins and James Tregonning during the Otago Classics Junior Quiz held in Dunedin recently.
Ravensdown is replacing two stacks at its Dunedin fertiliser works in a bid to reduce air pollution.
One of the top three most recognisable aircraft will roar across Otago skies this month, as a Douglas DC-3 takes to the air on the Southern DC-3 Trust's Legend of the Skies Heartland Tour.
Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson got a roasting from university student leaders across the country following his speech at the New Zealand Union of Students Associations conference at Otago Polytechnic yesterday.
A report from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research has found the majority of principals and teachers either oppose or are very cautious about the idea of nationally-prescribed standards of achievement for school pupils.
Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel will be in Dunedin next week to help clear up some misconceptions surrounding the Sale and Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill.
A new Ministry of Education report predicts school rolls will plummet in many areas of the South, prompting talk of further school amalgamations.
Four New Zealand political parties have come under fire from the Dunedin City Council after illegally placing election campaign signs outside a designated area near Mosgiel.
The Ngai Tahu Maori Law Centre, the only only one of its type in the country, will hold its first open day in Dunedin tomorrow.
"It's what you call chaos unlimited," the Rev Helene Mann said during the 10th St Francistide celebration of pets at St Paul's Cathedral yesterday.
A "victim" in a make-believe railway tunnel train crash on the Taieri Gorge line became a real-life casualty on Saturday with mild hypothermia during a major multi-agency exercise to test local emergency response systems in Dunedin.
Three Dunedin education stalwarts have received recognition for their contributions and dedication.
Parents and staff at High Street School have concerns about the the principal and board of trustees, a letter leaked to the Otago Daily Times says.
M-Slaks members have never had any formal dance training.
Increasing pressure on New Zealand schools is beginning to take its toll, says Paddy Ford, President of the New Zealand Principals Federation.