Motorists are feeling the pinch from record high prices at the petrol pump, with the cost of 91-octane fuel at stations surveyed in Otago ranging from 219c to 229.9c per litre.
A competition run by Otago Innovation Ltd is giving University of Otago students and staff with no experience developing software the chance to come up with the next big smartphone application.
The group campaigning to save the century-old Aramoana pilot's wharf has fenced off the decaying structure while members consult with an engineer to see if it can be restored.
The rapid growth of "cloud" computing services, which allow users to store information online, has prompted the University of Otago to develop a policy to make staff aware of the risks associated with using the "cloud".
Dunedin film-maker Dr Paul Trotman hopes the follow-up to his acclaimed film on the University of Otago's body bequest programme will help "demystify" the medical profession.
Workload and performance issues relating to Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) outcomes are the cause of many personal employment cases at tertiary institutions, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) says.
The University of Otago is "very pleased" to maintain its status as one of the world's top 300 universities.
Controversial Invercargill millionaire Louis Crimp is putting some of his money behind a nationwide campaign seeking to put an end to "special benefits for Maori".
Christine Melvin, of Balclutha, had a promising start to the whitebaiting season yesterday with this early Clutha River catch at the Inch Clutha stand she and husband Colin have fished at for the past 22 years.
A University of Otago student who was set to become the first private individual in New Zealand to buy a map of his own DNA is "very disappointed" after the Dunedin company which initially gave him the go-ahead reversed its stance.
A visiting professor who suffered from depression after his sister died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York says he learnt important lessons from his experience as a patient.
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board chairman Gerard Collings is concerned after "three idiots" were recorded driving at more than twice the 70kmh speed limit in a residential part of Waikouaiti within the space of a week.
The University of Otago had an operating surplus of $13.1 million for the first half of the year, $1.43 million more than budgeted.
The University of Otago has scrapped three non-degree programmes from its School of Physical Education as part of a wider push to phase out sub-degree diplomas and certificates.
The University of Otago was not alone in having declining student numbers last year, with enrolments taking a hit at all but one of New Zealand's universities.
Mandatory fortifying of bread with iodine has been a success, but adding the "essential nutrient" to more staple foods should be considered, the lead researcher of a University of Otago study says.
A family who run a St Kilda dairy were left shaken after a man threatened them with a knife after entering their lounge connected to their shop over the weekend.
Two survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima shared their horrific experiences with a Dunedin audience yesterday in the hope it would spread a message of peace and ensure it never happens again.
University of Otago students have earned an extra $780,735 through Student Job Search (SJS) so far this year, but there is concern over a drop in the number being placed in work.
There is too much emphasis on "bricks and mortar" at New Zealand universities and some of the money spent on new buildings could be better spent elsewhere, Green Party's spokesman for tertiary education David Clendon says.