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.
The design of a logo for the redeveloped Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is yet to be settled, despite a final decision having to be made by tomorrow.
A house from Christchurch's red zone has been given a new lease of life in Dunedin after it was saved from demolition and brought south by truck.
Dunedin businesses could learn from Otago Polytechnic's success in building relationships with Dunedin's sister city, Shanghai, the polytechnic's communications manager, Mike Waddell, says.
Trappers have been reminded to lay traps outside residential areas after a dog was lucky to escape without injuries when it set off a gin trap in Port Chalmers last month.
The Otago chapter of a "secret society" is about to disband more than 160 years after it was formed by some of the first Scottish settlers to come to Dunedin.
Otago Polytechnic is working towards a future where students from around the world enrol in its "virtual campus", a portfolio of programmes being fully taught over the internet.
Otago Polytechnic has exceeded its enrolment expectations for this year, bucking a national trend of declining student numbers.
The University of Otago is investigating a low or zero carbon future as it looks for ways to become a more sustainable campus.
The University of Otago is not opposed to more "student-focused pubs" in North Dunedin as long as they abide by the law and do not serve drunks, vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne says.
The University of Otago has cited "financial considerations" as the reason behind a decision to drop its secondary education programme from its Invercargill campus.