A Dunedin woman who works with physically disabled athletes in Otago and Southland wants the Halberg Awards to serve as a reminder that all paths to elite sporting success begin somewhere, just like the foundation she organises.
The man allegedly behind three armed robberies of a Dunedin dairy, which left the owner upset and wanting out of the business, was arrested by police last night.
The offshore rescue of a sick fisherman yesterday capped off two ''full-on'' days of varied missions for the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter.
An 86-year-old man cycling from Hawkes Bay to Bluff stopped in Dunedin yesterday as he repeated a journey he made almost 70 years earlier to save paying for a bus ticket.
An elderly Mosgiel man wants to know why somebody would shoot his beloved cat, leaving him blind in one eye. Dave Radley (76), who adopted Reddy, a 7-year-old ginger tomcat, from the Otago SPCA when he was a kitten, said he had lived alone with Reddy since his wife, Betty, moved to a Mosgiel rest-home.
Welfare reforms will mean more drug addicts, beneficiaries with the same small chance of employment and parents being displaced from their child's education, a Dunedin social service chief executive says.
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.