It is an almost absolute certainty that after Saturday night's lotto draw most of us will be a few dollars poorer and not $30 million richer.
Fisher and Paykel Appliances' Mosgiel factory looks destined to become part of the Fonterra Co-operative Group's dairy empire.
Dunedin historian Ian Church has drawn a link between the surprise find of gold on Otago Peninsula 136 years ago and the misfortunes of steamer Victory.
Disqualified Otago University Student Association president-elect, Jo Moore, has decided not to take legal action against the association.
It just stands out as being very unusual in Otago to have gold in the volcanics, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.
The Department of Conservation is being accused of creating an unsafe environment for air travellers to Milford Sound by denying landing rights to the four companies that train Milford pilots.
"Skulduggery" and "dirty pool" are two of the terms being used to describe the way the Department of Conservation has divvied up landing rights for tourist operators flying into Milford Sound.
Landing rights for tourist operators to use the Milford Sound Airport have been the subject of much debate and anger since the tender results became known earlier this week. Reporter Mark Price backgrounds the issue . . .
The economic downturn and the declining New Zealand dollar might have some positive spin-offs for two aspects of the proposed Awatea St stadium.
Contact Energy yesterday denied it would be happy if it lost South Island customers because of its planned 11% electricity price increase, as Cabinet questioned whether the company's increase was justified but rejected holding a immediate inquiry into power prices.
The problem of Wakari's noisy Australian tree frogs is not over yet.
The Tekapo company that won Milford Sound landing rights at the expense of Wanaka-based Aspiring Air has offered to help find a solution.
High winds are suspected to have caused the collapse of a concrete-block wall at the Roslyn bridge restaurant site in Dunedin early on Saturday.
October 1 is traditionally significant for being the opening of the fishing season. But this year, it will be more noteworthy as the day workers begin getting a little extra in their pay packets.
The mating call of the Australian brown tree frog has been causing problems between neighbours in the Dunedin suburb of Wakari.
The battle to stop the spread of the varroa bee mite to the south of New Zealand has been abandoned.
The Department of Conservation has set up a captive breeding programme for Cromwell's endangered chafer beetle (Prodontria lewisi).
Another round of court action is being considered by one of the groups fighting to prevent wind turbines from sprouting on Otago and Southland hills.
Duncan Laing's son Stefan set the tone at the famous swimming coach's funeral in Dunedin yesterday by noting, with a smile, that at least his father was on time for his own funeral.