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.
A gastronomic tour of Europe will give three staff from Otago Polytechnic inspiration from some of the world's best chefs.
A University of Otago scientist has been working with a former consultant for the television programme House to try to find out if United States president Abraham Lincoln suffered from a rare form of cancer.
The University of Otago has been forced to abandon another of its Christchurch buildings after it was found to be earthquake-prone.
The advent of online social media raises questions about what happens to our "digital legacy" after we die, a visiting academic told a "Death Down Under" conference in Dunedin yesterday.
An Auckland documentary maker is in the final stages of finishing a series which he hopes will bring the ground-breaking Dunedin Study to television screens all over the world.
Bacteria recovered from bite marks could be used to help put criminals behind bars, thanks to research by dental students at the University of Otago.
A group of Dunedin investigators will search for signs of the paranormal in the Globe Theatre this weekend, hoping to find out if a "sinister" ghost is still present.
A Warrington resident is disappointed that after an absence of almost two years, boy racers have again ripped up the seaside village's domain by doing "donuts" in their cars.
Society's changing attitudes towards death and an increasing openness about the topic are among the themes that will be discussed at the "Death Down Under" conference in Dunedin this week.
A camera installed by the Dunedin City Council in Roslyn will allow motorists to check for snow and ice on the roads from the comfort of their own homes.
The conflict in Syria and what path the West should take to stem the continuing bloodshed were never far from the spotlight on the last day of the University of Otago's 47th Foreign Policy School yesterday.
The United Nations' inability to agree on issues such as the conflict in Syria shows New Zealand needs to be able to impose sanctions independently, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.