The once common sight of primary pupils walking and riding to school is becoming a thing of the past, but local and national organisations hope two walk-to-school initiatives this week will help reverse the trend.
Governor-general Anand Satyanand opened John McGlashan College's new $6.5 million Edgar Learning and Information Centre yesterday.
There was a little highway robbery on the Otago Cavalcade yesterday when Macraes School pupils relieved the 68 riders and drivers on the Tussock Creek light wagon trail of all their gold coins.
The Otago District Health Board yesterday recognised the achievements of registered nurses graduating from a new extension programme, which it hopes will help retain nurses and attract new staff.
It might seem like the proverbial bus man's holiday, but for the past 15 years, full-time musterer Bill Sutherland, of Cromwell, has spent his annual break in the saddle on the Otago Cavalcade.
North East Valley Normal School staff believe in taking a proactive approach with the big issues and did just that yesterday when Minister of Education Chris Carter visited the Dunedin school.
Twenty-eight staff have been made redundant from Fisher and Paykel Appliances' Mosgiel manufacturing plant.
As the Otago Cavalcade's heavy wagon trail crossed hilltops near Middlemarch yesterday, the large wagons looked like they had rolled out of the late 19th century, and some of them had - literally.
The Otago Cavalcade might evoke images of high country vistas and horses wending their way through windswept tracts of tussock, but some of its riders enjoy a coastal view.
It is billed as the ‘‘early morning pick-up that works'' and, after its launch at the weekend, organisers say a new early morning Dunedin bus service may more than live up to its name.
Feedback from aspiring writers taking part in the intensive University of Otago Creative Writing School last week was overwhelmingly positive, organisers say.