The Otago Secondary Principals Association is angry the Government is injecting $2.6 million into Aspire Scholarships which will enable pupils from low income families to attend private secondary schools.
Otago accommodation providers are leading a nationwide increase in the sale of guest nights in short-term commercial accommodation, Statistics New Zealand figures show.
It appears all but one school in Otago offering Adult and Community Education (ACE) courses will abandon their programmes when government funding is cut next year.
A blaze which damaged 25% of the Ocean Beach Scout Group hall in South Dunedin at the weekend is believed to be arson.
The Ministry of Fisheries' decision to extend the rock lobster fishing season by 19 days has been called "complete stupidity" by the Otago rock lobster fishery CRA7.
Children starting school who cannot talk properly or identify numbers, letters and colours are of increasing concern to Dunedin primary principals.
About 80% of Otago secondary schools offering Adult and Community Education (ACE) courses are likely to abandon their programmes when government funding is cut next year.
There is a class at Kings High School in Dunedin unlike any other.
Krystena Hynes was barely 2 when she took her first photograph.
Primary principals were shocked to learn government funding for teacher professional development will be cut in almost all learning areas except literacy and numeracy next year.
As Ricky Te Whare readies himself for our photograph, his face is noticeably droopy on one side.
Who said Dunedin people were slow to support live acts? Only a handful of tickets are left for New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby's show at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin next month.
End-users, mashups, Web 2.0, 3D internet, wearable point-of-view technologies, Next Generation Network (NGN) services, and multicore and parallel computing.
Sylvia Woodhouse's imagination has been running wild since she found an old sepia photograph among some papers and sheep in an old Middlemarch farmhouse.
"If you really want it, and you want it above everything else, you'll make it."
When Bi-Hua Huang Lin arrived in New Zealand 11 years ago, everyday life was a battle.
"I like giving traditional Kiwi meals my own twist. I like the creative side of cooking - I can make things just the way I like it."
Even in his retirement Aart Brusse continues to share gems of musical wisdom with pupils at Bayfield High School.
It seems the world is only the push of a button away.
The Government denies it intends to give police stations around the country "the chop" as part of a cost-cutting review, but say changes are likely within the police property holdings.