The Roy family had all but given up on the dream of owning their own home until they were chosen as partners for Habitat for Humanity's 15th Dunedin house last December. Now, after six months of...
The Otago University Union building will once again host partying students next week after being closed since last December for a $5.7 million redevelopment.
A dip in the number of students is part of a cycle which the University of Otago has experienced for decades, the university's director of planning and funding David Thomson says.
The University of Otago will demolish the aquarium at Portobello in Dunedin and build a replacement.
A man who has led a campaign to save the century-old Aramoana wharf still hopes it can be saved, despite a council report concluding it was "beyond repair" and should be demolished.
The University of Otago says this year's Re-Orientation week had "far fewer" problems with student disorder than in past years.
Three staff at the University of Otago student magazine Critic, used to working on a magazine which reaches about 19,000 people, got a shock when they were asked to produce the cover for one of the United States' most popular magazines, Newsweek, which has a readership of 14 million.
The University of Otago has approached the Government about its concerns that cutting allowance eligibility for postgraduate students could reduce its numbers.
The Stewart Island residents who opposed the approval of an oil drilling operation on the island last week are concerned the company could be given approval to drill at a second site.
Students looking to secure flats for 2013 should hold off until later in the year to get a better deal, Otago University Students' Association president Logan Edgar says.
National Poetry Day will be celebrated in Dunedin with a new event this year - five local poets will read their work at the historic Port Chalmers Library next week.
A Dunedin company was not to blame for an incident which resulted in a worker having part of his finger cut off in May, an investigation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has found.
The Dunedin City Council is "open to the idea" of buying electricity from a community group planning to erect a $5 million windmill cluster in Blueskin Bay, and is investigating if such a move would be viable.
A Dunedin motel owner says the amount of rubbish students leave on footpaths makes Dunedin look like a "Third World" city and the council needs to crack down on the culprits.
Concerns over heavy workloads were among the issues raised at the first day of collective bargaining between the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and the University of Otago yesterday.
The University of Otago is more determined than ever to tackle the "unacceptable" drinking culture among its students and will be taking a more proactive approach to the problem, Prof Jennie Connor says.
Otago Polytechnic aims to more than triple the amount of funding it gets from research and enterprise as it seeks to diversify its income base, the polytechnic's research and enterprise director Alistair Regan says.
The Blueskin Bay community has raised enough funds for construction to begin on an $870,000 library complex at Waitati in the next few months, a member of the Blueskin Bay Library Redevelopment Trust says.
Otago Polytechnic is pleased with its course completion rates overall, but has warned staff running its worst-performing programmes pass rates need to improve or their courses will be dropped.