Ravensdown has begun replacing clouded windows in Ravensbourne with self-cleaning glass as emissions from its plant continue to contribute to glass clouding in the suburb.
Union members at Aoraki Polytechnic believe a merger or sharing services with Otago Polytechnic are the best options to reverse falling student numbers and a "grim" financial situation at the institution.
The range of a rare carnivorous worm within Dunedin city limits has been described as "miraculous" by a University of Otago masters student who is studying the elusive creatures.
A student environmental group has launched a campaign against what it calls the University of Otago's "dirty little secret".
The University of Otago has hired a San Francisco-based architectural company to develop concept drawings for a new aquarium.
Sport Otago is very satisfied with its new location in the "heart of the sporting precinct" after moving into the refurbished former art gallery at Logan Park last week, chief executive John Brimble says.
The development of a "smart gel" for healing wounds is one of six high-tech manufacturing projects at the University of Otago to pick up a total of more than $14 million in Government grants yesterday.
Fashion designers keen to show off their wares at the iD Dunedin Fashion Week next year are being called to register their interest in participating in the event.
Otago Polytechnic is "disappointed" after a lack of Government funding meant it had to raise domestic fees by the maximum 4%, despite excellent enrolment figures and financial results, acting chief executive Mike Collins says.
The head of the commission which governs Knox College says the historic Dunedin residential hall might have to close unless $10.8 million of funding for earthquake-strengthening and extension work planned over the summer break is raised.
The University of Otago needs to do more to increase international student numbers, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.
A second year of declining student numbers at the University of Otago shows Dunedin can no longer rely on the tertiary sector for economic growth, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie says.
Academic departments and service divisions at the University of Otago are taking steps to reduce costs in anticipation of what is being called a "grim" budget situation next year.
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.