Michael Turner has never been backward about coming forward and telling people what he thinks, particularly when it comes to business.
Five authors with Otago connections are among the 33 finalists in this year's Montana New Zealand Book Awards.
The Montecillo Trust has appointed four new trustees in the hope it will expand the depth of expertise in its management.
A fines blitz by Dunedin police and District Court bailiffs yesterday netted six cars in an operation aimed at recouping more than $500,000 in unpaid fines.
He is often described as "a principals' principal", and due to his dedication to education in Otago, Paddy Ford has been given a rare life membership to the Otago Primary Principals Association.
The Audacious Business Idea Challenge is not a traditional awards ceremony where the winners gush about their achievements - far from it.
Health staff unwilling to introduce quality improvement measures might "ship out" if told to grow up, Richard Thomson says.
Many in Otago's education sector have welcomed the 2009 Budget, but it has also been labelled "underwhelming".
The growing number of school pupils engaging in sex, drug and alcohol use, and low-level criminal activity has prompted a Central Otago-based educationalist to call on government agencies to provide more support for schools in the region.
Nearly half the schools in South Dunedin have opted to keep the door open on mergers or closures, following discussions about their future, a report shows.
Some of Otago and Southland's most promising pupils may turn out to become some of tomorrow's most inspiring leaders after absorbing the wisdom of some prominent New Zealanders.
While Fishers Meats Ltd continues to produce meat products in Kaikorai Valley Rd, the Fisher family say the recent sale of their family business has been "a bitter pill to swallow".
They look just like any other shirt, but pupils at Balmacewen Intermediate are quick to point out their new sports uniform T-shirts are made entirely of recycled plastic bottles.
Although the rain's been pelting down recently, it has not been sufficient to fill the draining Mt Grand reservoir in Brockville.
The passengers have changed. Even the buses have changed. But the one thing that has remained constant in Waikouaiti for the past four decades is the bus driver.
St Leonards and Burkes residents woke to complete darkness this morning after power was cut to the area about 4.55am.
Things have panned out well for prize-winning Fishers Meats sausages - they will survive to fry another day now a Dunedin investor has bought the beleaguered business as a going concern.
The Dunedin Burns Club has survived a near brush with closure after about a dozen new members came out of the woodwork and subscribed to the club.
A busy month fundraising has allowed Queens High School year 10 pupils to give more than $1300 to charities in their community.