The University of Otago will incur a significant financial hit to insure its $2.3 billion worth of building and contents assets next year.
A plea to prioritise a planned Kawarau Falls replacement bridge at Queenstown's State Highway 6 southern gateway appears to have fallen on deaf ears and the project has been ranked behind a replacement crossing for the 123-year-old Beaumont Bridge on SH8.
Several University of Otago Orientation events, including a concert by rock band Shihad, will be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium next year.
The possibility of a "public-private" partnership for roading developments associated with a proposed tunnel linking Queenstown and Milford Sound will be raised with new Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee.
Otago Polytechnic has been given a ringing endorsement by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for the quality of its educational performance.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden has sought an assurance from the Otago Regional Transport Committee about when the planned Kawarau Falls replacement bridge is likely to proceed.
Future funding for Dunedin cycling networks may be compromised by the fiscal belt-tightening of transport bureaucrats in central government, Otago's regional transport committee has been advised.
One of two Dunedin-based breast screening radiologists is leaving in early February, Southern DHB diagnostic and support services Otago general manager Sonja Dillon says.
Deliberations to prioritise more than 200 transport projects proposed by Otago's local authorities are under way, as part of a regional bid for funding from the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Otago's appalling road-crash record will be scrutinised by transport and local council authorities in an attempt to change "shocking" driving habits in the region.
A special Maori-focused edition of the University of Otago's annual publication of research highlights will be sent to ethnic peoples around the world, as a leading example of academic partnerships with indigenous populations.
When oil exploration vessel Polarcus Alima sailed through the fog and berthed at dawn yesterday, there was a highly-visible police presence onshore at Port Chalmers.
The closure of a Student Job Search branch office in Dunedin appears to have had little effect on the ability of the organisation to place students in paid work, after employment figures for November were released by the Otago University Students' Association yesterday.
A polytechnic student politician is the new president of the New Zealand Union of Student Associations, in what is an unprecedented appointment.
A service fee of $672 will be charged to all students at the University of Otago's Dunedin campus next year, as the commercial reality of legislation changes takes effect.
Environmentalists are opposed to a visit to southern waters by oil exploration vessel Polarcus Alima, but remain tight-lipped about whether they plan any demonstrations if the hydrographic survey ship berths at Port Chalmers tomorrow.
Student clubs and societies endeavours have benefited from about $40,000 worth of financial assistance made available by the Otago University Students' Association, this year.
The University of Otago might face a decline similar to Otago's sports teams, as a combination of regional demographics, tertiary underfunding, and ongoing publicity about student unrest hit home, a university council member has predicted.
Dunedin's historic Catholic churches are next in line to face forecast rises in insurance premiums, which has been likened to a "tsunami about to hit".
Otago Polytechnic's human resources general manager, Matt Carter, has finished runner-up at the national final to find New Zealand's top young executive.