Police say a valuable Charles Goldie painting stolen from an elderly Mosgiel couple's home may have been taken between February and July while the house was for sale.
What's orange, lives in trees, and may have a better chance of dodging extinction thanks to a television series made by a Dunedin-based documentary production company?
It was a sentimental journey for some and holiday entertainment for others - but the overwhelming response from those on the Dunedin Suburban Rail Revival excursions yesterday was "bring back rail".
The image of coastal settlements being engulfed by waves of water strikes fear into the hearts of many, but good tsunami response planning can limit the impact of such disasters and "explode myths" regional council staff from Otago and Southland say.
Life without chocolate would have many people climbing the walls, but Graham Norrish's love of confectionery and a challenge prompted him to do just that yesterday.
Organisers of rail excursions to and from Dunedin today hope they will promote suburban rail as a transport option for Dunedin commuters.
Dunedin's business community - especially the hospitality sector - enjoyed Saturday night's rugby test between South Africa and New Zealand, even if the result of the match was not the one All Blacks fans wanted.
Logan Park High School pupil Alec Dawson's essay on "the struggle of priority and values confronting us all" has won the Dunedin teenager a top Commonwealth writing award.
New anti-bullying resources released by the Ministry of Education this month are "completely misguided", Balclutha-based New Zealand Principals Federation president Paddy Ford says.
While consumers are downsizing in an effort to cut petrol consumption, the Government appears to have been left in the dust in terms of providing any incentives, reports Sam Stevens.
Chef , Sherman Simpson who owns a Scooter which is cheap commuting on a daily basis. Photo by Peter McIntosh. School's out Cindy Davies says the expense of driving two young children, Gage (7) and Thor (5), from Mosgiel to their Catholic school in Dunedin each day made the family "think hard about alternatives".
Otago Polytechnic catering lecturer Adrian Woodhouse says that as a boy, the Edmonds Cookbook "was like a bible" for him.
Having opened the door to debate over the issue of public toilet facilities, the Dunedin City Council must now decide how it is going to spend its pennies.
Health research shows 17% of the adult population have "over-active bladders", and as parents with children or those who have been "caught short" know - when you've gotta go, you've gotta go. Sam Stevens lifts the lid on the quality of public toilets in Dunedin.
While international espionage is often associated with hi-tech gadgets and fast cars, the reality is far less glamorous, says a Filipino activist, who began a national speaking tour in Dunedin yesterday.
The Dunedin police tactical response group last night seized more than an ounce of cannabis, 186 "party pill" capsules and more than 350g of benzyl-piperazine (BZP) from a Maitland St house, police said.
Central Dunedin has returned to normal as truckers disperse after this morning's slow-rolling mass protest over road user charges.
The complex saga involving the caravan park in Mosgiel looks set to continue, with the Dunedin City Council now saying uncertainty surrounds lease negotiations.
Organisers hailed yesterday's nationwide protest by transport operators over increased road user charges as a "huge success", but warn they could do it again if they don't get their way.
Aspiring champion drivers have been busy at the motorsport academy at the University of Otago's Human Performance Centre this week. Otago Daily Times reporter Sam Stevens visits to wrestle with a racing car simulator.