Maori academic Dr Khyla Russell has been appointed as a full professor at Otago Polytechnic - only the second person to hold the title at the institution.
Disciplinary fines dished out to unruly students by the University of Otago proctor last year amounted to the lowest total in the past five years, despite a spike in the number of incidents being dealt with.
A blooming giveaway from a Blanket Bay garden where hydrangea fans can help themselves to free flowers has had a fantastic response, grower Gerry Boyle says.
Rising numbers of twin births in New Zealand have brought a corresponding increase in financial and lifestyle pressures for their parents, and more support is needed, an advocate from the multiple birth association says.
Student employees are being praised as "good workers" after new figures have shown University of Otago students employed throught Student Job Search earned almost $7 million in paid work, last year.
A staged upgrade of Dunedin City Council-owned flats is starting up again next week, as part of a project to insulate and re-roof about 328 units around the city.
Dunedin's prevailing property market conditions have brought buyers more time to carry out due diligence checks on their prospective homes, a Real Estate Institute New Zealand spokeswoman says.
Abandoned one minute, adopted the next - animals being cared for at the Otago SPCA's Opoho shelter have been in demand after attention was drawn to the plight of an increasing number of dumped dogs and cast-away cats.
Shapeshifter has been announced as the second top Kiwi music act to headline with New Zealand rockers Shihad at the Otago University Students Association's Orientation event at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, next month.
Hot air ballooning activities in Queenstown have not experienced any issues in the wake of a fatal ballooning accident in the Wairarapa, where 11 people died on Saturday.
A $5.7-million redevelopment of the Otago University Union building is progressing as part of an overall project to revitalise the central campus precinct.
Boaties should ensure they are using the best possible life jacket to meet their needs and expected conditions out on the water, rather than changing buoyancy aid standards to a "one size fits all approach", a water safety advocate says.
Initiatives to boost Maori student achievement levels at Otago Polytechnic are improving, although course and qualification completion rates remain "significantly lower" than that of other learners, a New Zealand Qualifications Authority report says.
If the bell-jangling, stick-clashing, hanky-waving antics of Morris dancers give you a headache, then spare a thought for some of those involved.
Landing a 2.3kg trout on just his second fishing trip was enough to get Milton teenager Cody Clark (14) hooked on angling.
Otago holidaymakers have been advised to be patient and plan for longer driving times when travelling to their destination to avoid adding to the rising national road toll.
What were you doing at 12.30pm yesterday? Chances are you were like hundreds of others throughout the region, out and about enjoying a brilliant Otago summer's day. On the dot of 12.30pm, Otago Daily Times reporters spoke to a handful of people about what brought them to their particular location. Here are their stories.
Dunedin police have noted a rise in the number of domestic violence incidents and say the "annual occurrence" can be attributed to an increase in the number of people reaching for the bottle, alongside stress associated with the holiday season.
Salmon stocks in Otago Harbour are to be boosted later this month courtesy of a community-run project that aims to improve fish numbers from its base in Sawyers Bay.