Only five of the 55 redundant Tamahine Knitwear staff do not have new jobs to go to, which shows how robust the local employment market is, Tamahine director Ross Gamble says.
Many of Otago's low-lying coastal communities are at risk from extensive inundation from storm events, a new report to the Otago Regional Council says.
Organisers hope seeing hundreds of hand-held lanterns twinkle their way around the Octagon will uplift and warm the public during Saturday's Midwinter Carnival.
Toko Mouth resident Bruce McLean knew if he did not do something about the sea encroaching on the front of his home, it would not be around much longer.
It will be four years before Dunedin man Lyndon Perriman knows if his work helping to save endangered albatross considered a national treasure by the Japanese, has been a success.
Taieri farmers, including a former councillor, have criticised the Otago Regional Council's proposed flood protection bylaw and the way consultation was conducted.
The longest night of the year will be greeted by a cold trough which is expected to hit New Zealand late tonight.
The crayfish season had a "spectacular" start, but already approaching bad weather is starting to affect catches.
A visitor centre will soon be built at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary after the Dunedin City Council granted resource consent.
Pressure on Otago waterways is greater than ever and a "marked lift" in monitoring water quality is needed to turn around the deteriorating trends in urban and rural waterways, Otago Fish and Game Council says.
A Dunedin scientist and singer has succeeded in releasing a CD featuring New Zealand music aimed at highlighting the plight of the Hector's and Maui dolphins.
A last-ditch attempt by Cr Michael Deaker to delay the Otago Regional Council's Awatea St stadium decision failed yesterday, with the majority of councillors voting to support the $37.5 million funding proposal.
The debate over Awatea St might have dominated Otago Regional Council's annual plan discussions, but it should not overshadow a rates decrease and growth in core business, councillors say.
Bus services to Opoho and Shiel Hill will be more than doubled under a proposal by Citibus accepted by the Otago Regional Council yesterday.
Now its new flood protection bylaw has been adopted, it is up to the Otago Regional Council to ensure it is enforced, deputy chairman Stephen Woodhead says.
Trail bike riders will get caught, prosecuted and possibly lose their bikes, if they continue to scar and wreck outstanding landscapes and historic sites throughout Otago, the Department of Conservation warns.
Seeing the crowds of people huddled around two vehicles yesterday, you could have been forgiven for thinking they were looking at the latest model cars - instead they were a mini and a ute converted to run on electric power.
A nationwide crackdown on noisy vehicles netted 130 offences, including 15 in Dunedin, on Friday night.
Dunedin's very own "yellow submarine" will give a deep-sea experience like no other as it takes people on a virtual trip to the depths of Saunders Canyon, off the coast of Otago, surrounded by sharks, giant squid and fish.