A record number of animals have been adopted out by the Dunedin SPCA this month, after a massive public response in the wake of several instances of dumped pets earlier this month.
One of the biggest engineering feats completing a significant milestone at the Caversham Bypass upgrade of State Highway 1 takes place this week, resulting in nightly road closures and detours being put up through the South Dunedin suburb.
Academic results of pupils recruited to the Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy will be scrutinised as part of a funding analysis to consider whether the two-year-pilot scheme will attract future finance, a university pro-vice-chancellor says.
Tenor Matt Wilson is the latest classically trained singer to emerge from the University of Otago's music department "factory", having recently won a scholarship to sing with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
The Dunedin-based Neurological Foundation is a partnership between the University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board, which aims to build connections between academic research and...
The introduction of tougher practical driving tests for restricted licences in a bid to improve road safety for young novices behind the wheel has produced its first casualties - Mosgiel and Wanaka have been dropped as test venues.
Dunedin shoppers are to be confronted with the smashed remnants from car crash tests, as part of a New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to highlight the benefits of safety-rated vehicles.
Preliminary enrolment figures at Otago Polytechnic have indicated a rise in the number of applications being processed from Christchurch-based students.
Security camera footage is being examined in a bid to identify an alleged offender after a complaint of improper conduct at the University of Otago central library last week.
Budding scientists from around the country are getting stuck into their projects at a week-long camp for rural secondary school pupils recruited to the Otago University Advanced School Science Academy.
A $10,000 refurbishment of the Otago University Squash Club courts is under way with funding for the project being provided by the Otago University Students Association.
International efforts to save amphibious species from threats of extinction are ready to take a leap forward, University of Otago scientist Dr Phil Bishop said.
Motorcycling safety guidelines being developed by the New Zealand Transport Agency should put improving road-riding skills for learners at the top of the priority list, Otago Motorcycle Club president Ray Searls says.
Teenage drivers preparing for summer road trips are being advised to plan for safer journeys with the help of their parents.
Abandoned animals at SPCA facilities around Otago have left staff and voluntary carers struggling to comprehend why owners will not take responsibility for their pets, after a horrible holiday season.
Rural firefighting crews and helicopters equipped with monsoon buckets are mopping up hotspots at a large scrub fire which has blazed through the hills on the northern side of the Clutha River near Ettrick, this afternoon.
A 15-year-old boy was rescued from the Motatapu Gorge last night, after fighting for his life, trapped for more than three hours underneath a waterfall.
A tramper missing near Makarora was found dead last night on what was a drama-filled New Year's Day for Upper Clutha police and search and rescue.
Roofing and insulation contractors have started work on the next stage of a forecast $5 million makeover of Dunedin City Council flats.