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.
Whiteware manufacturer Fisher and Paykel Appliances yesterday said it called for voluntary redundancies at its Mosgiel manufacturing plant on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Twenty-eight staff have been made redundant from Fisher and Paykel Appliances' Mosgiel manufacturing plant.
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.
Christchurch businessman Alan Roberts says his recent acquisition of the Strath Taieri Hotel will allow him to mix business with an interest in the Middlemarch area.
It could be concerns for children's safety or ‘‘time-poor'' parents but, whatever the reason, the sight of hundreds of children walking to and from school each day is a thing of the past, Dunedin educators say.
Accounting student Andrew Gray likes pricing things out, and he may find a cost analysis of his time at university adds up well after factoring in funds received from a scholarship award.
A year-long secondary school exchange to Dunedin in the 1960s left Michael Porter with more than memories - he also gained enduring friendships and interests.
Attitude is everything for Dunedin woman Julie Woods, who in the past 11 years has developed a robust personal philosophy to cope with the onset of blindness.
The worms are multiplying, the compost is ready, and now Bradford School in Dunedin can afford to make gardens in which to grow vegetables for soup this winter.
Small shovels and trowels were put to good use at the Mornington Playcentre yesterday as children, staff and parents planted shrubs.
University of Otago students are not taking the recent civil unrest in Tibet lying down, although some did during a protest yesterday.