Otago regional councillors were given a gentle reminder of the council's meeting procedures and protocols, during an extraordinary meeting in Dunedin last night to discuss the councillors' code of conduct.
Environment Southland staff are investigating the cause of a large oil slick which has covered the Otepuni Creek in Invercargill.
Nearly 50 Otago schools are among 1000 across the country exercising their pupils' grey matter in a bid to win the second annual online New Zealand Maths Challenge.
"Where are your priorities Mr Key?" That was the main message delivered to Dunedin residents by more than 50 people who took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the Government's $30 million cut to the education budget.
Three emerging research scientists at the University of Otago have been named finalists in this year's MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year Awards.
Otago terrritorial authorities are irritated they have had to spend nearly $800,000 during the past financial year repairing or replacing road signs - many of which have been damaged by vandals.
Organisers of the Undie 500 are calling on Dunedin bars to be more responsible hosts this year to help avoid the student chaos synonymous with the event in recent years.
The prompt action of a "good Samaritan" has led to an arrest and has been praised by the police after a 14-year-old truant schoolgirl suffered a stranger's unwanted attention in Dunedin yesterday morning.
Dunedin police are worried it is only a matter of time before someone is accidentally shot by a stray bullet from the "serious recklessness" of people shooting at road signs.
Sickness is still hitting some Otago secondary schools, affecting pupils and staff, but most seem to have avoided the predicted flu pandemic.
The president of the New Zealand Law Society has come out in defence of Judith Ablett Kerr QC in light of recent public criticism of her acting as defence counsel for Clayton Weatherston.
A 223-year-old gold filigree snuff box, once owned by Robert Burns, is expected to attract attention from around the globe when it goes up for auction at Forno's Auctioneers tomorrow.
A City Rise, Dunedin, student flat resembled a war zone last night after a "lock-down" party of more than 70 alcohol-fuelled guests descended into disorder.
It's top pupils' art and chances are it will only cost you a fraction of the price of a Monet or Kandinsky to buy.
Nearly 70 years after World War 2 pilot Sergeant John Duncan Broadley was killed in action, his Dunedin family are delighted to know he is still cared about by a woman living in a small rural village in Suffolk, England.
Five years ago, Paul Ferris was diagnosed with bowel cancer and was making the most of what he thought may be his last days.