Construction of sea walls on the Otago Peninsula began in the late 1860s as a dray road between Portobello and Dunedin moved from high on the hill to the water's edge.
TrustPower has refunded former Waikouaiti Beach Motor Camp manager Andrew Cleghorn $13,000 after admitting it had overcharged him.
People are used to seeing products advertised in newspapers and on television, but how much do products appeal when they are artfully, and strategically, placed in films on the silver screen?
A Broad Bay cottage on the Otago Peninsula looks set to again become a tranquil place where painters, writers and poets find inspiration.
It sounds like a whale of a tale, but after more than 40 years as a source of entertainment for Dunedin children the concrete whale at the centre of a paddling pool at Marlow Park has had a summer off.
Public Health South (PHS) will begin operations from new offices in the main block at Wakari Hospital from today.
Westwood-based wildlife artist Karen Baddock is pleased the latest feather in her artistic cap reflects her passion for painting bird life.
Finding the source of the smell - a decomposing sheep - was easy; finding a local authority willing to deal with the problem was anything but, staff at a seafront cafe in Dunedin said yesterday.
Eighteen second-hand over-size wind turbine tower sections and blades bound for a Central Otago power generation project were transported from Port Chalmers to Fairfield yesterday.
Protesters concerned at an Invercargill cafe owner's decision not to serve two Israelis earlier this week held a "peaceful, informal" demonstration in the CBD at lunchtime yesterday.
Local knowledge came to the fore in Portobello yesterday when community members discussed designs for a proposed $1 million multipurpose jetty.
Many parents might like tracking devices fitted to their children before they head off on their big OE - but Department of Conservation staff this week made the desire a reality, attaching solar-powered transmitters to two young albatrosses due to leave the area this summer.
A curious find has led to a Dunedin bath being off-limits while more suitable accommodation is sought for its exotic occupant.
At a time of year when piped Christmas-themed "Muzak" abounds, live music played on unusual instruments struck a chord with pedestrians in the Octagon, in Dunedin, yesterday.
Three Mile Hill Rd was reopened yesterday morning, but with a speed restriction and warning signs, after being closed on Monday night after four crashes on it.
After a long recess - in some cases "about 80 odd years" - seven former Otago Boys High School pupils reminisced at the school yesterday about formative experiences, classmates, tutors and the cane.
Dunedin pilot Tom Grant's interest in things with wings began as a child, model-making with wood and cloth, then as a "bigger boy", building replica World War 1 fighters with the same materials.
Otago councillors are concerned a rough road lies ahead for regional authorities funding roading projects.
Dunedin police say a powerful graffiti-fighting tool may already be in young offenders' homes - their parents.