The northern suburbs of Dunedin are reawakening from their summer slumber as University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students move back into the area to prepare for a new academic year.
Airspace rules were broken 11 times at Queenstown Airport last year by light aircraft and adventure-related activity operators, figures from New Zealand's national air navigation provider service show.
Two Milton teenagers who allegedly stole a cache of firearms from a rural property near Balclutha yesterday are scheduled to appear in the Youth Court in Dunedin to answer burglary charges.
Student disciplinary matters at the University of Otago will be discussed behind closed doors at its first council meeting of the year this week - three months after criticisms were made by a council member about how disciplinary outcomes were being ignored by media.
Former Cromwell-based shearing "rousie" Joel Henare, of Gisborne, has clinched his fifth "woolhandler of the year" title at the New Zealand woolhandling championships in Balclutha.
A media watchdog entity being formed by the University of Otago to monitor contentious student magazine Critic and Radio One should not compromise the independence of the two outlets, a New Zealand media commentator says.
A photo-covered wall in the office of Donna Jones at the Otago University Students' Association headquarters says all you need to know about the self-confessed "people person".
A big-hearted appeal to prospective pet owners is taking place this week as part of a nationwide Valentine's Day animal adopt-a-thon, with a Dunedin launch coinciding with the official commemoration of one of the Otago SPCA's most ardent local supporters.
Students around New Zealand, increasingly struggling to make ends meet, have claimed almost $3.5 million in emergency financial assistance from the Ministry of Social Development during the past three years.
Otago Polytechnic wants to build on the industry success and acclaim it garnered last year as part of a bid to become a "great" tertiary institution, its chief executive has told staff.
Pedestrian safety is to be improved near Forsyth Barr Stadium in preparation for the start of the University of Otago academic year, this month.
Event managers for this month's University of Otago Orientation are finalising expanded plans for the traditional student welcome party.
Dunedin regional television station Channel 9 has begun talks with state-owned transmission company Kordia, to consider the digital switchover for local TV.
Restricted driver licensing tests have been booked out at all of Otago's venues, with learner drivers rushing to complete their practical assessment before the introduction of tougher criteria later this month.
Otago Polytechnic will receive a funding increase of more than $1 million as a result of a Tertiary Education Commission decision to raise the institution's number of students.
A legislation change to ensure building practitioners are licensed for the construction work they carry out on houses will bring better accountability to the sector in the wake of the leaky homes scandal, industry authorities say.
Growing up on a farm near Edinburgh provided Prof Sir Fraser Stoddart with an education from the "university of life", the ground-breaking chemist and nanotechnology pioneer says.
An inner-city service station owner has seen red after a New Zealand fuel company and its loyalty rewards company told his customers his business was closing.
An undiagnosed brain tumour turned the world of Ted and Heather Turner, formerly of Palmerston, upside down.