Many of those who arrived to stay at Glendining Presbyterian Children's Homes remember their arrival as being "scary".
With 11 Newall siblings attending Wakari School it was well known that if you picked on one of them, then they would all come after you.
Tora, Taiaroa Head albatross colony's 500th chick, has gone off-line.
Having sewage flowing into Dunedin waterway's during heavy rainfall is unsatisfactory, says the Otago Regional Council.
All the winter debris has been cleared away and the water in St Clair Salt Water Pool is sparkling - ready and waiting for the first swimmers of the season.
Dunedin musician Bevan Gardiner has swapped the bright lights of the stage for quiet study time as he returns to student life after four weeks on the road with John Denver tribute show Whisper the Wind.
It seemed like a simple request - to use a real car on stage for the "suicide" scene in the Dunedin stage production of The Full Monty.
Two Dunedin projects aimed at protecting threatened species and enhancing the environment have secured government biodiversity funding.
Work has begun on clearing the Otago Regional Council's new harbourside office block site.
A lack of interest by Central, North or South Otago residents and local authorities is just one of the reasons the Otago Regional Council has not scheduled a meeting outside Dunedin next year.
Central Dunedin has become an air-quality "trouble spot" and is under the spotlight as the Otago Regional Council investigates what is causing the air pollution.
Landowners served by flood-protection and drainage works on the Taieri Plain and Clutha delta may soon face costs in the millions of dollars to replace ageing and failing equipment.
Serious non-compliance by Otago Regional Council consent holders has dropped, a monitoring and enforcement summary report for 2007-08 shows.
It is unlikely work on the first reach of the Leith Lindsay flood protection scheme will begin this year as planned, with continual delays adding to the cost of the Otago Regional Council project.
The threat of being "shut down" has been aimed at dairy farmers after serious effluent discharge problems were found at eight farms throughout the region.
Another plan means another cost for ratepayers as regional, city and district councils implement the proposed New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2008.
House prices have recovered slightly as the country heads into spring, real-estate figures for September suggest.
A just-completed land exchange in the Nenthorn, Macraes area has added 330ha of permanent habitat for grand and Otago skinks.
Putting together the fast moves of a ballroom dance like the foxtrot while on ice does not daunt Dunedin twins Anne-Sophie and Dominic Shogimen.
Helping develop skills in young would-be surf life-savers in the hope they will stay with the sport is the aim of a new training camp being held by Surf Life Saving Otago.