The questions were definitely harder this year, but organisers of the Otago Daily Times Extra! current events quiz in Dunedin were surprised by how little it slowed the competitors.
Fans are expected to flock to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary from Sunday to see Sirocco the kakapo.
At the age of 31, in the prime of his life, the last thing Glen Riley thought would put him out of action was a stroke.
No man's land is not traditionally a place people go for a peaceful and relaxing break from the world. But the new gnome man's land at Mercy Hospital is.
There's no such thing as retirement for Marie Sutherland - just a gradual slowing down.
Taieri residents looking for improvements to bus routes will have an opportunity to share their ideas at a public meeting next week.
Mirror, mirror, on the post, who will benefit from it most?
Adrian and Gillian Bardrick are calling last orders at the Clarks Junction Hotel after 21 years behind the bar.
The Niwa National Climate Centre is forecasting a warmer and drier than average spring in the South, but be prepared for fog and frosts.
For years, many driving the State Highway 87 route to Central Otago have wondered why the Clarks Junction Hotel ended up being painted bright orange.
Many a romance has blossomed in the back row of a movie theatre.
Some people are amazed at what they find when they clear away some of the detritus in their gardens.
Former Dunedin resident Cindy Matthews remembers with clarity the joy that taking part in the Special Rigs for Special Kids event brought when she was 11.
MetService is forecasting snow as low as 400m about the ranges of Fiordland and Southland on Monday evening and early Tuesday morning.
Peter Hills and Kristan Mouat are adamant two heads are definitely better than one when it comes to school leadership.
A significant drop in teaching graduate numbers from the University of Otago College of Education over the past decade has set alarm bells ringing for southern principals.
The tide appears to be turning on Dunedin’s declining secondary school rolls.
Tom Higham has spent most of his life dating Neanderthals.
Psychologists, speech language therapists and other learning support specialists who work in schools, made themselves heard around the Dunedin CBD yesterday as part of NZEI strike action.
Back to the future sprang to mind when a group of brave parents returned to classroom lessons at St Hilda’s Collegiate yesterday.