Sitting in a tent in the middle of the wilderness in the Antarctic during a massive storm rates as one of the most exhilarating experiences Dunedin artist Claire Beynon has had on the icy continent.
In over the ranges at the weekend and cooler, overcast weather since has boosted coastal Otago river levels.
Jewelled geckos introduced to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary last month are settling into their new home.
Dragging a 90kg dummy along the ground is one way to find out if you have what it takes to be a firefighter.
Protesters called for the New Zealand Government to take a stand on Israel's bombing of Gaza as they remembered the victims of the conflict during a peaceful protest in Dunedin on Saturday.
Dunedin's reputation as a wet and cold city has taken a hit, with a national climate report showing the city was one of the driest in the country in 2008.
As heavy rain fell in Fiji again yesterday, residents and visitors were bracing for more flooding just days after a state of emergency was called to cope with last week's floods.
As hundreds, if not thousands, of hectares of beech trees around the South Island flower and seed profusely this summer, the potential for a population explosion in rats and stoats grows, threatening the hard work done to protect the nationally endangered mohua.
Ratepayers face a bill of more than $266,000 for the Otago Regional Council's response to a failed challenge against its Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme - a response which the Environment Court describes as "excessive".
A new method of building walking tracks has helped the Dunedin City Council improve access to its golf course track at Ross Creek, Dunedin.
Playing her father's favourite music on the Dunedin Centre's Steinway piano is the best Christmas present Ailsa Howard could think of giving her father.
More anglers fishing without licences has led Fish and Game Otago to get tough this summer, promising offence notices, not warnings, will be issued to offenders.
The new city loop bus service, established in place of the Otago Regional Council's failed campus bus route, is showing early signs of promise.
A wet and chilly start to Christmas Day is forecast for Otago but the weather is expected to improve, MetService says.
Documentation on the Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme has been delivered to the Otago Regional Council by its consultants, but it is not yet known if it will allow the project to move forward.
Native cedar trees in a "regionally distinct" cloud forest remnant have been mistakenly felled by the Department of Conservation during a major upgrade of the Leith Saddle Track, forcing an apology from Otago conservator Jeff Connell.
Dunedin's population of robins are special and should be protected, a University of Otago researcher says.
Host responsibility is at the forefront of organisers' minds before the Middlemarch Singles Ball at Easter.