The Rugby World Cup (RWC) and the festivities that came with it saw an increase in "risky", largely alcohol-fuelled, sexual behaviour, a University of Otago study has found.
Former University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Sir David Skegg was paid out more than $125,000 when he left the job last year, figures released by the State Services Commission have revealed.
The Blueskin Energy Project has been given a boost, a loan by Transpower of a 30m wind tower allowing it to carry out more precise testing at its proposed wind turbine site.
The number of New Zealand gay and bisexual men with diagnosed HIV more than doubled between 1999 and 2009, University of Otago research shows.
Some of Dunedin's brightest young musical talent is getting the chance to experience working in a recording studio as part of a youth mentoring project.
The rate of serious assaults in New Zealand has been steadily rising, throwing into doubt claims in recent years that society is becoming less violent, the lead author of a University of Otago study says.
A University of Otago researcher has hit back at comments by a tobacco industry spokesman who said plain packaging would not reduce tobacco consumption.
Student fees will continue to increase by the maximum amount possible as long as National stays in power, Labour's tertiary education spokesman, Grant Robertson, says.
The University of Otago has approved a domestic fee increase of 4% for next year as part of efforts to take on what it calls a "perfect storm" of financial pressures.
The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) is shining a spotlight on the best and the worst of Dunedin's student flats this week.
A bus operator has slammed an Otago Regional Council transport plan, saying it would put his company out of business and result in drastic fare increases.
A West Papua human rights and environmental campaigner is calling on New Zealanders to help stop deforestation and protect indigenous culture in the Indonesian-controlled region.
In an effort to lure people off the cruise ships and into Port Chalmers, passengers will be offered free Wi-Fi in the township when the cruise ship season starts next Sunday.
The University of Otago is pleased after maintaining its position as the second top New Zealand university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
At the end of August, Otago Polytechnic's operating surplus stood at $2.699 million, $469,000 (17.4%) ahead of budget.
The University of Otago honoured its cultural and sporting top achievers at the presentation of its blues and gold awards at the Otago University Students Association aquatic centre this week.
The Dunedin City Council is addressing concerns from Mosgiel residents about mobility scooter behaviour by holding a safety workshop later this month.
The Chalmers Community Board has agreed to give $1000 to help pay for an engineer to develop a restoration plan for the decaying Pilot's Wharf at Aramoana.
The Government does not, as a rule, invest in university assets and the University of Otago has a strong enough balance sheet to build a new dental school itself, the Minister for Tertiary Education says.
Ways to combat child poverty were discussed at a public forum at the University of Otago last night.