Consumers will enjoy lower fuel prices over summer but must get used to long-term fluctuations in the fuel market, an industry watchdog says.
The experience of a Dunedin pilot paid off when his home-built microlite lost power near Brighton Rd just after 6pm yesterday, forcing him to land in swampy farmland just short of his private landing strip.
The release of six kaka at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a step towards recapturing days when huge flocks of native birds winged their way across Otago skies, staff say.
Speeding motorists are being warned - they are under close scrutiny from police on Dunedin's southern roads.
Dunedin police are urging the public to act responsibly during Halloween and Guy Fawkes celebrations.
The metal recycling industry is feeling the effects of the global financial meltdown but is not itself on the scrap heap yet, dealers say.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery of a pedestrian in central Dunedin.
Two gang-related fights in Dunedin this month, one in the central city, are indicative of gangs doing the same old things rather than a growing gang problem, police say.
Armed offenders squad members attended a house in the Dunedin suburb of Wakari yesterday after an incident in which a 38-year-old man allegedly confronted two police officers with a knife just before noon.
It is not uncommon for St John members to receive awards for more than 20 years' service to the organisation, but it is not often the recipients are still in their 20s.
A national roading authority will spend $900,000 stabilising slips on State Highway 1 north of Dunedin this year.
In this cynical age, romantics Geoff and Helen Hinds remain firm believers in love at first sight - or at least the possibility of a strong attraction.
Extensive soil testing for a proposed $42 million highway project in Caversham Valley, Dunedin, will begin this week.
A tourist from the United States travelling on a Taieri Gorge Railway excursion between Dunedin and Pukerangi was airlifted to hospital after falling from a carriage on Saturday morning.
It looked ominous - against a backdrop of dark clouds, hundreds of leather-clad motorcycle riders rumbled into central Dunedin on Saturday. But onlookers need not have worried; the bikes were on a charity toy run.
Hearing the eerie or colourful tones of traditional Maori instruments was good, but making and learning to play them was better for 45 participants at a traditional Maori instrument workshop in Dunedin on Saturday.
Several motorists crashed on Three Mile Hill Rd, Dunedin, last week, on a section of road identified as a "problem area" by roading engineers.
A combination of tradition events and modern entertainment made the Otago Peninsula A and P Show, held at Portobello on Saturday, a day of family fun, organisers say.
A tight street circuit lined with hay bales through a small town reverberating with the sounds of motorcycles ridden to the limit - the Wyndham Street Race was praised by competitors for capturing the spirit and excitement of grass-roots racing and paying tribute to the man who inspired the event.
Tea and biscuits could be deadly for possums on the Otago Peninsula, a community group spokesman says.