The jury system is at the foundation of New Zealand's legal system, but unless you have served on a jury, the experience is something of a mystery. Mark Price spoke to "Juror X", who was involved in a long-running criminal trial.
Public confidence in the Dunedin City Council's decision-making ability has fallen sharply in the latest quality of life survey, and the proposed Awatea St stadium appears to have been a factor.
Ministry of Fisheries officers and police have broken up a Southland black market in blue cod, rock lobster and oysters.
The prize-winning Fishers Meats' sausage may yet survive to sizzle again.
All that Little Dog wanted after eight days of following her injured master, Matthew Briggs, through rugged West Coast terrain was seven Jimmy's mutton pies and her bed.
University of Otago law school dean Prof Mark Henaghan is suggesting words have been attributed to him that he did not say.
While more people are trying to stretch their food budgets by growing vegetables, and one or two are adding a few hens to their urban estates, not many have gone as far as the Fitzpatrick family of Mount Cargill in Dunedin.
The Kawarau Falls bridge at Frankton has been given a clean bill of health by consultants working for the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Which should come first - improved safety or improved efficiency? That is the question Otago roading authorities are posing over the proposed two-stage, $52.6 million upgrade of State Highway 1 at Caversham.
International Airport has begun discussing with airlines a review of landing charges last set in January 2001.
The three-year programme developed by the new Otago Regional Transport Committee includes $22.5 million more Government money than the region is expected to be allocated. Total spending proposed in the Otago Regional Land Transport Programme between 2009 and 2012 is forecast to be $530 million.
After 14 years and $64 million spent, the Dunedin water supply has finally been given the official stamp of approval.
She was born before the Wright Brothers flew, before the first electric washing machine and the first teddy bear were made, and before Kelloggs began selling cornflakes.
An enterprising University of Otago student spent last year "stoozing" - and now he's laughing all the way to the bank. Mark Price reports on a shrewd investment scheme.
A Dunedin accounting firm is using employees in India to process "lower end" tax returns and to carry out other more mundane accounting tasks.
The Otago District Health Board is not responding to questions about the future of its civil court claim over assets belonging to former employee and convicted fraud Michael Swann.
Stoozing is not new, Westpac media relations manager Craig Dowling says.
The Kurow owner of a Hampden holiday home says he got "a hell of a shock" when he was told police had seized a vintage Rolls-Royce from his garage.
Falls in property prices in the South over the past year were greatest in Dunedin and Invercargill, according to the latest figures from QV Valuations.