Otago secondary school principals say a lack of government funding is beginning to take a toll on educating the region's special needs pupils.
A Mosgiel hi-fi products manufacturer is making big noises in the audio industry, heralding the launch of its latest creation, a precisely potent beast billed as the world's most powerful Class-AB integrated amplifier.
Wakari School's hall, which has been on the site for more than 110 years, was officially reopened yesterday after a $750,000 refurbishment.
New Zealand's No 1 under-18 Highland and national dancer at the age of 14, Rosa Sangster still has a big dream to fulfill.
Family Wheels Day yesterday may have been intended as a celebration of the completion of stage one and two of the Harbour Cycleway.
A dream to turn Otago poet Hone Tuwhare's Kaka Point house into a retreat for artists and writers in residence is a step closer to reality as supportive old friends and community organisations emerge from the woodwork.
The Education Minister is taking a close look at an independent survey carried out by Dunedin accounting firm Polson Higgs, which has found schools have "inadequate" operational funding and are being propped up by locally-raised funds.
Pupils from Otago Boys High School and Otago Girls High School received intensive military-styled leadership training this week, the first as part of a new initiative created by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The family of one of "Otago's greatest adopted sons", poet Hone Tuwhare, is worried their father's Kaka Point home may be lost to future generations of artists and writers as its mortgage comes due.
Secondary school teachers from around Otago became students again for a day during a series of seminars about "thinking" at Otago Girls High School on Friday.
An 18-year-old youth was arrested in Oamaru last night after allegedly robbing a Japanese tourist at gunpoint in broad daylight.
Temporary job vacancies in Otago and Southland have increased in the past three months, despite economic conditions affecting several large employers in the region.
A group of men offering to cut down trees and then charge thousands of dollars for the service may now be operating in the Dunedin area, a Fairfield resident warns.
A Czech Republic tourist was airlifted to hospital after a boulder "the size of a washing machine" fell on him at Fox Glacier yesterday.
Otago Museum management have rejected allegations large numbers of tropical butterflies have escaped from their tropical forest enclosure since it opened in 2007.
A member of the public fought valiantly to resuscitate a 29-year-old cyclist last night who died after his mountain bike hit a parked four-wheel-drive vehicle in Barr St, Kenmure.
As the Regional Job Summit begins in Dunedin this afternoon, Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran is calling for the Government to urgently invest in insulating up to 40,000 Dunedin homes to help stimulate the local economy.