One of the lawyers acting for convicted murderer Clayton Weatherston says there is a "huge level of ignorance" among the public about the relationship between lawyers and their clients and he blames, in part, fictional television programmes such as Boston Legal.
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is playing down concerns raised by the Green Party over mercury and arsenic levels in fish sold in Dunedin.
Cadbury yesterday bowed to the power of the consumer and dumped palm oil as an ingredient in its dairy milk chocolate.
University of Otago psychologist Associate Prof David O'Hare has lambasted the Government's decision to ban only the use of hand-held cellphones by motorists and not those that are hands-free.
The perils of buying property at mortgagee sales have been outlined in the July newsletter of Dunedin law firm Gallaway Cook Allan.
A Goodwood resident who commutes to his job in Dunedin is causing a few surprised looks on the hill roads north of the city.
Otago regional councillor Michael Deaker believes Dunedin's bus service has turned the corner and is now delivering what the public wants.
Some legal aid has been granted to convicted fraud Michael Swann to allow him to progress a Court of Appeal case to have his sentence reduced.
The Captain Cook Tavern's Cook-a-thon was yesterday described as a "scandalous abomination" that had developed "legs of its own".
Dunedin-born jet pack inventor Glenn Martin says he would be delighted to show off his flying machine in his home town.
The board of the Otago Museum will not be "sweeping under the carpet" allegations that its management has intimidated staff.
A Dunedin couple had brought "a touch of class" to the city, Mayor Peter Chin told a small gathering on board the MV Tiakina yesterday.
The very bedroom where Queen Elizabeth and her "dashing" young husband Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh spent the night on their visit to Dunedin 55 years ago is up for sale.
A masquerade, mardi gras-style street parade will start off Queer Pride Week in Dunedin this year.
While Southland is celebrating success in the race for a share of the Government's $50 million New Zealand cycleway fund, the Dunedin City Council is still waiting for instructions on how to enter the race.
The life, and death, of a former Dunedin television news cameraman features in the film Balibo, screening tonight at the 2009 International Film Festival.
Cromwell Townsend took a turn on Otago Harbour yesterday before returning to its berth in the Steamer Basin.
Dunedin community leaders and others who deal with liquor yesterday suggested a range of ways they believed problems with alcohol could be improved - from raising the drinking age to clamping down on supermarket liquor sales.