Heavy vehicle transport operators plan to bring morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill in many of the country's cities tomorrow in a nationwide protest against increased road user charges.
Dunedin police will bring in extra staff to limit disruption to motorists during tomorrow morning's protest by transport operators over increases to road user charges.
The Aramoana mole will be less prone to holes after repair work finishes later this month, Port Otago managers say.
Consumers seem likely to pay more for goods after the Government yesterday increased road user charges with little notice - a move some transport operators labelled "the last straw".
More than 500 people went to a Pine Hill "open home" on Saturday - but the property on show was far from prime real estate.
Wire barriers designed to make roads safer for motorists can be lethal for motorcyclists, organisers of a Dunedin protest ride say.
Secondary school pupils sitting New Zealand Qualification Authority-administered level 1 to 3 exams last year breached rules more than 300 times.
Hybrid cars are one way of beating rising fuel costs, but Waitati residents hope a new "hybrid" ride-share scheme, described as a cross between car-pooling and hitchhiking, will be cheaper still.
Plans are afoot to establish community patrols in Mosgiel in coming months to address residents' concerns about disorderly behaviour and personal safety.
Captain Cook remarked on the unique shape of Saddle Hill more than 200 years ago, and now Taieri residents want to ensure the landmark is recognisable to future generations.
A combination of flood plan options is the "most promising way" of reducing the flood risk on the Taieri Plain, Otago Regional Council staff told Mosgiel Taieri Community Board members last night.
A book detailing "one of the strangest personal sagas in the colonial history of Australia and New Zealand" has been launched in Dunedin.
We must work together to keep our streets safe - that was the message Neighbourhood Support street contacts from around Dunedin city heard this week, and they could not have agreed more.
Rail operators hope suburban rail excursions next month will force politicians and the public to "think to the future".
Retired Waitati woman Valerie Fay says gaining recognition for voluntary work at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary is far less important than seeing seedlings she has planted thriving there.
Training aids that Dunedin school pupils inflated yesterday were not life-savers, but may have taught life-saving skills.
Itinerant resource teachers may be forced to make fewer trips to schools in rural Otago if fuel prices continue to rise, a Dunedin-based resource teacher says.
It seems appropriate two international pupils enrolled at Dunedin's Queens High School should represent Otago at the Global Enterprise Challenge in Auckland this weekend.
Collectively, three Dunedin men have given blood more than 450 times, but two of them still admit to looking the other way as the needle approaches.
The New Zealand Principals Federation (NZPF) has challenged Education Minister Chris Carter over comments he made last week urging schools to take part in consultation for the Schools Plus programme.