It will cost $5 to catch the new Dunedin night bus — no matter how far you travel — as the city council attempts to get people out of the city centre quickly.
The country's reserve power plant, only to be used in times of power shortages, was activated last week - in the middle of summer - as questions remain over electricity supplies.
The New Zealand Sea Lion Trust says there is a difference between being attacked by a sea lion and being challenged by one.
The Otago Regional Council is the new main backer of the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust, after the Lion Foundation ended its funding.
A homicide investigation has been launched in Christchurch after the body of a Dunedin youth was found in a park.
The Otago real estate market has hit hard times, with houses sitting on the market for months, and many properties overpriced.
Aspiring airline Kiwijet has delayed its start-up date but is still talking of flying into Dunedin and Invercargill.
A Dunedin bus operator says fares may have to rise 25% to keep up with inflation, while another says he is embarrassed by some of the buses he puts on the road.
The Otago University Students Association wants to levy students to allow them to travel on buses for free for the rest of the year.
Pacific Blue planes might be flying south by the middle of the year.
A train capable of carrying up to 500 people, running through a 13.5km tunnel, is the latest proposal to reduce travel time from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
It was lucky a bus that rolled down Park St, Dunedin last night hit a parked car, or it might have ended up hurtling into George St, police said.
The swim was cancelled but everyone still got thoroughly wet at the Weet-Bix tryathlon at a sodden Memorial Park in Mosgiel yesterday.
It is all about quality rather than quantity at this year's Dunedin Fringe Festival, which begins at the end of the month.
It is becoming a buyers' market in real estate, and sellers are being advised to consider any offer close to expectations.
A painting by Wakatipu Basin artist Peter Beadle, inspired by Shrek, the wild merino sheep found on Bendigo Station in 2004, has drawn bids of more than $20,000.
A project to clean up and modernise Kew Park won the top prize at the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards, which were presented at a function last night.