Research initiatives and the work of health researchers at Otago medical institutions was recognised at this week's Dunedin School of Medicine Annual Research Awards.
When Nanae Sato came to New Zealand to study at Columba College, she could barely speak a word of English.
A recent survey has found nasal mucus ends up in the air, on the ground, on clothing, wrists, fingers and inside pockets with alarming regularity in New Zealand schools.
Otago principals have given a qualified welcome to the National Party's promise to fight obesity and boost New Zealand's competitive spirit by focusing Government sporting dollars where they are needed - at the front line in schools and sports clubs.
A Dunedin man assaulted by a man early yesterday had his wallet stolen by a woman pretending to come to his aid, police said.
The rigours of everyday school life are turning many of New Zealand's schoolchildren into "hunchbacks", a Dunedin physiotherapist says.
Eight Kavanagh College, Dunedin, pupils endured a different reality last night when they spent it in cardboard boxes on the school grounds.
The cold southerly winds sweeping across New Zealand are expected to move off tonight - and be replaced by gale-force westerlies.
A 'geriatric OE' looms large for Port Chalmers School principal Robyne Selbie, who is retiring at the end of this week after 44 years' teaching.
Why follow a career path when you can create your own?
Half a sack of porridge was the only thing left to eat at the Mayor's Midwinter Breakfast by 8am yesterday after the largest turnout in its five-year history.
There was no time for building Terminators at the Otago Secondary Schools Technology Innovation Challenge in Dunedin yesterday.
Some emotions could not be put into words last night when Mornington School won the Year 5 and 6 Otago Daily Times Extra! Spelling Quiz at Tahuna Intermediate.
"We rock", "let's rock" and 'we're rockin' around the clock" are just some of the slogans Brighton and Ocean View school children hope to capitalise on now their Brighton-based school has been renamed Big Rock Primary School.
More than 34,000 salmon smolt have been pumped into Dunedin Harbour this week, but fishermen can forget about flipping their lines into the harbour - they won't be ready to eat for another two years.
While secondary schools in the southern region have welcomed the Government's review of NCEA achievement and unit standards, the National Party is mocking the Government for finally accepting the system is flawed.
"The first first time I performed on stage . . . I was terrible. I forgot my lines, I laughed, I stood in the wrong places, I even knocked someone over."
A Dunedin bus driver believes the Dunedin City Council is toying with lives by stalling action on "dangerous" bus stops in the city.
A thick blanket of fog over the South Island caused "organised chaos" for travellers yesterday, and left some flights into Dunedin International Airport cancelled, rerouted or delayed.
A shark sightseeing operation has sparked fears from the Paua Industry Council about paua divers being attacked by great white sharks in Foveaux Strait.