Vodafone's business roadshow in Dunedin yesterday was as much about unveiling next-generation gadgets - some of them seemingly straight from a Bond film - as it was about announcing half-billion-dollar plans to extend network coverage to most of the country by 2010.
Commuters will find the sting taken out of hills, headwinds and petrol prices if electric bicycles and scooters become more common on Dunedin roads.
A small Dunedin audience yesterday joined millions worldwide in celebrating one of the largest festivals on the Indian cultural calendar.
The authority responsible for the upkeep of the country's railway tracks now has funding to tackle 10 years of "deferred maintenance" - and that may mean good news for Waikouaiti.
As property values continued to fall nationwide last month, Otago figures really took a tumble, according to the latest valuation statistics.
Student leaders loved it but some among the 1000-strong audience at the University of Otago yesterday were not sold on Prime Minister Helen Clark's announcement that parental means testing for student allowances would be phased out by 2012.
A 50m Dunedin industrial chimney at the disused Milburn Cement Works, Burnside, was scheduled for demolition this morning.
Vehicle emissions standards may have the opposite effect to what was intended, as New Zealand finds itself less able to replace an ageing fleet. Sam Stevens learns more.
The flag fell on a one-man demolition derby in Caversham Rd, South Dunedin, yesterday afternoon, when the driver was arrested.
Driver safety and a need for consistent speed limits are behind a review of limits on up to 50 Dunedin roads later this year.
A new 1.3km cycleway-walkway through Dunedin's West Harbour area will open early next month.
Sixty Australian tourists arrived in Dunedin in style yesterday afternoon on the southern leg of a national historic steam excursion, hauled by restored locomotive Ja1271.
If it is raining, it must be the weekend.
Several sticks of gelignite found on the banks of the Kaikorai Stream in Green Island yesterday morning, were later removed by the army's Burnham-based bomb disposal unit for safe disposal.
Otago followed national trends last month as the residential property market staged "an unexpected recovery", the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says.
Otago schools say that despite a revamped funding model, many schools will not opt for the Ministry of Education's directly resourced school transport assistance package because it could tie them to higher labour, fuel and administrative costs.
Reserve force personnel from around the South Island battled wet conditions and cold weather during the aptly named Twin Peaks Battle Tab, near Dunedin, on Saturday.
The hard work of dozens of Dunedin service club members certainly bore fruit on Saturday as they delivered nine tonnes of fresh produce to foodbanks, charitable societies and pensioner accommodation around the city.
The Dunedin City Council appears likely to oppose a New Zealand Historic Places Trust proposal to register Carisbrook Stadium and the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute building in Dunedin's Octagon as category one historic places.