More than 25,000 animals have died during research projects and for teaching purposes at the University of Otago since 2009, with a significantly higher total expected once 2011 statistics are collated.
Finalised invoices from the Dunedin City Council for the construction-sharing costs of the University Plaza at Forsyth Barr Stadium have yet to be issued to the University of Otago, despite the arrival last week of a team of auditors to carry out an independent review of the project.
Commercial organisations accounted for the largest share of animals being used for research, testing and teaching in New Zealand in 2010.
University of Otago staff will learn next week how the institution's historic buildings, including the landmark clock tower and registry buildings, are likely to fare in the event of a major earthquake.
Dunedin police say they are on top of motorists running red lights - a problem that representatives from several transport focus groups say is getting worse in the city.
The 124-year-old Beaumont bridge is one of several dilapidated river crossings on Otago's interior state highway network scheduled for replacement as part of a proposed regional transport funding programme.
An additional $12.8 million worth of transport projects has been added to a funding wish-list being co-ordinated by members of the Otago Regional Council's transport committee.
Several University of Otago focus groups have set up shop in the redeveloped site of the once infamous Bowling Green Tavern.
Otago transport authorities say they were rebuffed when they approached their Southland equivalents about sharing construction costs and potentially hastening the replacement of the Kawarau Falls bridge at Frankton.
A redeveloped University Union building will be used for future Orientation events alongside Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Otago University Students Association president says.
Country boy Tom Hewson chomped his way to victory on the final day of competition to be crowned "Fresher of the Year" for the Otago University Students Association Orientation Week festivities, yesterday.
Pilots flying aircraft into Wanaka Airport for the Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow have been advised by the Civil Aviation Authority to prepare for procedural changes to prevent their trips becoming a "nightmare".
Kiwirail is seeking to rehire six rail engineers to work at its Hillside Workshops in South Dunedin on fixed-term contracts.
Attempted bribery, cheating in tests and exams by students, and multiple accounts of plagiarism and identical work being passed in as assignments, were among the 52 incidents of dishonest practice dealt with by the University of Otago, last year.
A mix of new and established fashion labels will feature on the runway at the iD Dunedin Fashion Week's signature event, being held over two nights at the Dunedin Railway Station in March.
There is a running joke among the organisers behind student Orientation this year that the annual Otago University Students' Association event will be the "mother of Orientation" gigs this week.
A welcome was extended to a group of University of Otago students as they settled into their flat yesterday by a former resident who knew their new home better than they might have expected.
Non-students living in North Dunedin flats have been blamed by the University of Otago for a marked increase in the numbers of fires being lit last year in the student quarter.
Orientation events at Otago Polytechnic got under way yesterday with a welcome and barbecue lunch held to greet hundreds of new and returning students at the campus.