Easing pressure on enrolments has allowed the University of Otago to reopen its courses to interest-only students from next year, academic and international deputy vice-chancellor Prof Vernon Squire says.
The University of Otago is pleased with its performance after being ranked as the second-best New Zealand university in an annual list of the world's top universities.
Knox College is seeking to broaden the number of secondary schools it takes its residents from after figures showed many of its students came from wealthy and private schools.
The University of Otago was the top-performing university in two out of four performance areas measured in the latest round of tertiary league tables, and Otago Polytechnic was ranked top in one area.
The Otago University Debating Society (OUDS) expects big things when it competes at the world championships later this year, after its top team finished second in a national competition last week.
The winning George Street Normal School team dropped only one point on its way to winning the years 5 and 6 section of the Otago Daily Times Extra! current events quiz last night.
A University of Otago-led expedition to the "untouched" Auckland Islands has returned with a wealth of data and amazing images of the wildlife which rule the isolated subantarctic archipelago.
Figures released by the University of Otago have revealed which subjects taught at the tertiary institution have the lowest and highest pass rates, with rates ranging from 100% to 68%.
A Dunedin wildlife tour-operator has slammed a decision to introduce a $5 entry charge at Otago Peninsula's Royal Albatross Centre, including for the use of toilets, saying it has led to ill-feeling among the city's tour operators.
The approval of more than $2 million of New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) funding for the next stage of Otago Peninsula cycleway is being hailed as a victory for the whole city.
The leader of a University of Otago expedition to the Auckland Islands has called for greater protection of a part of the archipelago densely populated by southern right whales.
The theft of up to 10 trees planted to honour loved ones has left those who planted them heartbroken, Keep Dunedin Beautiful co-ordinator Darlene Thomson says.
Dunedin residents can expect to see many people acting unusually while staring at GPS devices this Labour Day weekend, as New Zealand's first geocaching "mega event" is expected to attract about 700 people to the city.
A leading campaigner for cannabis law reform says "Dunedin Study" research linking heavy use of marijuana before the age of 18 to loss of IQ backs his view that cannabis should be legalised.
In an effort to attract Otago's best and brightest pupils, the University of Canterbury has written to all head boys and head girls of high schools in the region, inviting them to apply for scholarships.
A woman who wrote a thesis which explored the "taboo" topic of sexual attraction between close relatives who meet as adults says it is "very common".
The owner of a Dunedin brothel says changes made by the Dunedin City Council last week to deter boy racers from terrorising its staff and clients did not stop them from congregating in the area during the weekend.
Outram may seem like an unlikely spot to find the cheapest petrol in the Dunedin area, but the owner of Outram Garage Ltd believes he probably offers the lowest prices in town.
Student numbers at the University of Otago have taken a hit for the second successive semester, with enrolments 1.8% down on last year.
A project to beautify an area of Port Chalmers by replacing sycamore trees with natives has received support from across the community, co-ordinator Tenoch King says.