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.
Prevention is better than cure. It's a philosophy which has won Columba College pupils a Gold Heart Foundation Award, the first to be awarded to a secondary school in Otago.
Police and district court staff have seized nine vehicles and made three arrests as part of a crackdown on boy racers in the Mosgiel area.
While Otago schools continue to fill their teaching vacancies with relative ease, the region's principals are concerned at a looming teacher shortage.
With many families coming under increasing financial stress, Presbyterian Support Otago's Family Works Service has published a new booklet which contains activities families can do together at little or no cost.
Former Dunedin conductor Tecwyn Evans has been appointed conductor of the prestigious Graz Symphony Orchestra and Opera House in Austria.
The first signs of construction activity on the $198 million Awatea St stadium are evident as a security fence around the building site goes up and some parts of the buildings on site come down.
The number of Otago secondary schools that fail to meet the national average pass rate in all levels of the national certificate of educational achievement (NCEA) is continuing to rise, recently released statistics from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority show.
Two former Dunedin secondary school pupils will be among the 29 elite pupils to be presented with awards in Parliament today for being top performers in the 2008 scholarship exams.
Dalmore man has called on Dunedin residents to film University of Otago students creating chaos in the hope it will encourage the "children" to improve their behaviour.
A primary school pupil throwing a rock at her principal's head is just one of an increasing number of behavioural issues in Otago primary schools which are making some teachers feel unsafe, the region's principals say.
More than 80 people were trapped for several hours in three tour buses on the Lindis Pass last night after a wintry blast left the buses stranded on slippery, snowy roads.
Despite allegations of severe bullying among pupils at Taieri College, a recent Education Review Office investigation has given the school a glowing report.
Malcolm McMartin used to play the blues. Now he has a case of the blues after his 1978 Fender Jazz bass guitar was stolen earlier this week.
Otago has taken its place on the Government's Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand website, six years after its establishment.