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.
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.