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.
Dunedin education providers will not be able to access any of the $5 million of Government funding set aside to reverse declining international student numbers in Christchurch, Education New Zealand says.
The freedom camping bylaw introduced by the Dunedin City Council last year has done nothing to reduce the amount of rubbish on the Otago Peninsula, chairman of the Otago Peninsula Community Board John Bellamy says.
The University of Otago called in the heavy machinery to remove graffiti next to the Water of Leith yesterday morning.
The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has slammed the Government for making what it calls "drastic" cuts to polytechnic funding.
Government funding to the University of Otago increased by 13% from 2008 to 2011, in part because of increases in student numbers and in per-student funding.
The University of Otago boosted the Dunedin economy by $779.33 million last year, an economic report shows.
Communications company Chorus has been involved in a power outage in Dunedin for the third time in little over a month, with a contractor for the company receiving an electric shock after striking a cable yesterday.