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.
The winner of this year's Audacious Business challenge for Otago University and Otago Polytechnic students hopes his winning product will change people's mindsets about reducing waste.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is looking at reducing the speed limit on State Highway 1 near the entrance to Waitati township, after years of concern from locals that the area is unsafe.
The incoming Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) president says his politics have been influenced by an upbringing where he and his family escaped to New Zealand to avoid persecution in the Philippines.
Getting a qualification is no guarantee of finding work, figures from the Ministry of Social Development show.
If Apple Maps is to be believed, planes leaving Dunedin International Airport should be taking off from the Octagon.
A Dunedin City Council decision not to fund an organisation which advertised the city as a destination for international students was shortsighted, a former employee of the organisation says.
Police are looking for a man who forced a woman to the ground in Dunedin's Town Belt yesterday morning in what they believe was a sexually motivated attack.