Enrolments to study surveying at the University of Otago are lower than usual, but the rebuilding of Christchurch rebuild is keeping students' job prospects high.
If laughter is the best medicine can forced laughter be determined as a dose?
Anglers from Allanton say all cattle, not just dairy cows, should be kept out of the Taieri River, but a council ruling says all livestock can access the waterway.
Dunedin police are reminding motorists to slow down near schools and parents to park safely when picking up and dropping off children.
The performance report of electricity distribution businesses in New Zealand from 2008 to 2011 has been released and most southern suppliers have greater increases in line charges, spend less and have mixed reliability records compared with national averages.
Fundraising to get the ''next generation of superstars'' to Dunedin for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup continues but the council controls the bid, Football South says.
First-year applications at Otago Polytechnic have dropped this year - despite a spike in international applications - but there is still more demand than there are places, communications director Mike Waddell says.
A Dunedin apprentice joiner has been selected for the ''Tool Black'' team to represent New Zealand in Germany.
A Dunedin man has spent more than $100,000 on 1980s electronics and wants internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to finance a museum to exhibit the collection.
The University of Otago will collaborate with the University of Medicine (1) in Rangoon, Burma as the country transforms into an ''Asian powerhouse''.
The long wait for prize winnings from a Sydney fashion show ended for a Dunedin designer yesterday.
A trust to fund a Dunedin bid for the 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup is being filled with corporate donations and leftover money to bring five pool games and a quarterfinal to Dunedin, Football South says.
The Australian equestrian team set up in Mosgiel yesterday to prepare for a share of the prizes at Ride the Rhythm in Dunedin.
Nitro Circus Live riders had the large crowd on its feet cheering their fearless feats in Dunedin last night.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull wants Fifa Under-20 World Cup matches at the stadium but is keeping a tight hold on the purse strings, saying a Dunedin MP's call to spend is inconsistent with Government legislation.
The large wall put up in the Octagon yesterday demonstrates what showjumpers will need to clear to break a New Zealand record at Ride the Rhythm next Friday.
FIFA was impressed by Forsyth Barr Stadium yesterday and tournament organisers want Dunedin to reconsider a hosting bid for 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup matches.
Football South has set up a trust for private and corporate donations to get the 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup to Dunedin but the Otago Chamber of Commerce doubts enough southern businesses will get behind the event.
Two of the Nitro Circus Live performers hoping to thrill crowds at Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night know what it is like to overcome life-threatening injuries.
Young adults suffering from arthritis are not being supported by health services, a Dunedin researcher says. Marina Roxburgh (23), of Dunedin, said she was diagnosed with arthritis a year ago and was given little support or information from health professionals about ways to cope with arthritis .