The New Zealand Transport Agency plans to plant shrubs alongside part of Dunedin's Southern Motorway so motorists are not distracted by a colourful, heart-shaped memorial.
The next step in the recovery of money from convicted fraud Michael Swann is due to begin in about three weeks.
The rapid spread of swine flu through Australia and the first cases detected in the South Island have sparked an upsurge in pandemic planning by some Otago businesses.
A young Dunedin couple just starting out on their OE have had their plans upset by a thief in Vancouver, Canada.
The Dunedin City Council has "withdrawn" plans to change the way some rural properties are rated.
David Bain's former cell-mate, Rex Haig, believes Mr Bain has little hope of getting compensation for the 13 years he spent in prison.
Mental toughness, a good mate and a short length of rope helped a Waihola tahr hunter survive an ordeal in the Southern Alps during Queen's Birthday weekend.
An unemployed South Dunedin gibstopper took a "humiliating" and "embarrassing" step yesterday and fronted up to rush hour traffic with a plea for work.
The driver of a burning EnviroWaste rubbish truck earned the gratitude of Corstorphine School, in Dunedin, yesterday morning.
Eighteen and 19-year-olds will be barred from the new Bowling Green Hotel, in Moray Pl, from Friday onwards.
A rural landowner in Dunedin is annoyed and perplexed at the way the Dunedin City Council has been adjusting his rates.
Dunedin's market gardeners have become bogged down in mud as the city heads for one of its wettest Mays on record.
Two New Zealand Salvation Army officers involved in a murder trial in Pakistan have emailed relatives, saying they saw the dust from the suicide bomb blast in Lahore that killed 23 people this week.
New cycleways are likely to be one of the first casualties as the Otago regional transport committee scrambles to adapt its roading programme to fit new government policy.
A cheaper overhaul of State Highway 1, between the Oval and Lookout Point at Dunedin's southern entrance, is being promoted by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Plans for a major new retail store to replace the Harvest Court Mall, in George St, Dunedin, have been put on hold.
It might be just sales talk . . . but a Christchurch menswear retailer reckons men may be becoming snappier dressers during the downturn.
Cyclists may be risking their lives using an unofficial path alongside the railway line between Port Chalmers and Dunedin to avoid heavy traffic dangers on State Highway 88.