There appears little prospect of rain soon filling southern hydroelectricity lakes, but unless rain falls within three weeks, a concentrated power conservation campaign will begin.
The allocation of matches and teams for the 2011 World Cup took another step forward yesterday, with southern organisers saying selling out Carisbrook on July 12 would go a long way in attracting games to the South.
Aspiring domestic airline Kiwijet has not disappeared off the radar but says it will only launch if fuel prices drop, and not before next year.
The boss of a bus driver who was issued with a ticket for stopping in the middle of Dunedin's main street to pick up a running passenger says the ticket was unfair, and in other cities buses are encouraged to stop in the middle of streets.
It is part of Otago's education history and some Waikouaiti residents hope the town's old school house does not become a victim of development.
After 60 years of marriage, Vic and Marion Bulleid, of Dunedin, are still on Cloud Nine.
A parking ticket blitz on Dunedin's harbourside industrial area resulted in the issuing of 150 tickets within a week and a warning the area will continue to be policed.
Not one Otago regional councillor has come out against the Awatea St stadium, but most say they want to finish consultation before forming a view on the project.
Harvesting of the Mt Allan forestry block will begin in November, with roading construction under way.
No towers will be built for Transpower's planned grid upgrade in Central Otago.
For more than 600 high school pupils, it was not the usual trip to the Edgar Centre.
Taieri Gorge Railway has begun investigations into buying a railcar for a service between Oamaru and Dunedin.
A blown tyre caused a trailer carrying 28 dairy cows to flip on to its side in South Otago yesterday morning.
The Government has earmarked $36 million over the next four years to help develop coastal shipping, but do not expect more ships to arrive in Otago Harbour any time soon.
The first step has been taken in the redevelopment of Logan Park, though the future of the old Dunedin art gallery building casts a large shadow over the project.
Auctioneer Trevor Plumbly went out with a bang on Saturday night, as he sold off more than $100,000 worth of goods at the Otago Community Hospice charity gala.
A proposed boundary change, to bring a group of Mahinerangi residents into the Dunedin city area, has fallen short of gaining concrete support from the body the group wants to join.
Traffic lights look set to be built at the intersection of Helensburgh and Taieri Rds, in Dunedin, because of the redevelopment of the nearby Wakari Hospital.
The Countdown Central supermarket, in Cumberland St, will no longer open 24 hours a day, in a move welcomed by police.
Trustpower, reeling from a ballooning bill for the Environment Court hearing into the Mahinerangi wind farm, says the process has been hijacked by a lobby group and a competitor, and ratepayers and electricity users will be the financial losers.