A former Wanaka-based builder has been awarded a plaudit for his education efforts to combine sustainable building designs alongside the carpentry courses he now teaches at the Waikato Institute of Technology.
Increasing layers of bureaucracy at the University of Otago had affected the "special quality" of the landmark academic institution, participants in a debate concluded.
Workplace relations at Hillside Engineering appear to have soured further after workers passed a vote of no confidence in their KiwiRail managers at a union meeting yesterday morning.
Dunedin foodbanks are to get an early Christmas present courtesy of a charity-minded collection by surveying students Trent Davis and Michael Mitchell.
A collaborative approach between Otago Polytechnic staff and students is reaping rewards in the world of information technology, after the tertiary provider gained another plaudit for its most recent technology development.
A cache of stolen guns and ammunition has been recovered among a large haul of items allegedly taken during a burglary spree which targeted properties from Musselburgh to Macandrew Bay.
Entrepreneur Alex Dong is the toast of his information technology colleagues at Otago Polytechnic after a software program he developed for a class project has been bought by the creators of YouTube.
Aoraki Polytechnic has confirmed it will cut 11 of its course programmes next year, resulting in 11 job losses including four from its Dunedin campus and one in Oamaru.
A planned march at the Octagon to highlight the cause of the Occupy Dunedin movement did not proceed today.
Four Maniototo pig-hunters, missing in snow-covered high country near Paerau since last night, were rescued this afternoon shortly after an aerial search began.
Storytelling scientists are beaming in to Dunedin to discuss the art of merging science fact, fiction, and documentary truth, at a University of Otago convention this week.
A second seismic assessment was needed to ensure the Otago Polytechnic main administration building met national standards and is considered structurally safe in the event of a major earthquake.
Forget blokes and their "man caves". A "dream room" promotion to woo women to the engineering trades next year is to be launched by the Otago Polytechnic this month.
Aoraki Polytechnic staff and students from the tertiary institution's five South Island campuses have been told they will have to wait longer to discover the fate of their jobs and courses.
Two surveying students with a can-do attitude are aiming to boost flagging foodbank stocks, with a collection taking place this weekend in North Dunedin.
A team of Dunedin scientists and their forensic chemistry skills have helped hook one of New Zealand's worst illegal fishing offenders.
An electoral roadshow about different voting systems which may decide the make-up of a future New Zealand parliament visited Dunedin last evening.
An overseas holiday away from her Dunedin North home electorate was the perfect reason for student Shonelle Eastwood to make use of an advance voting station that opened at the University of Otago yesterday.
Increasing commercial activities on conservation land could result in better protection for New Zealand's threatened native forest and birdlife, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright says.