The Southern Heritage Trust revisited the "elegance and nostalgia" of yesteryear with a Victorian Steampunk twist at the first of four afternoon teas to be held at the Savoy this year.
Otago Polytechnic has begun a $1 million project to replace its "outdated" coal-burning boilers with two wood-chip boilers, which will heat three-quarters of the institution.
The University of Otago has appointed Tuari Potiki as its new director of Maori development.
With a net value of $1.4 billion, the University of Otago's assets are worth more than those of any other university in New Zealand, figures from the Tertiary Education Commission show.
The University of Otago has questioned the inclusion of $900,000 the Dunedin City Council spent on the western wall of Forsyth Barr Stadium as "unexpected costs", saying it was part of the council's budget for the project "from day 1".
Behind the scenes at every Drivesouth Rally of Otago a team of local amateur radio enthusiasts works tirelessly to keep track of every car.
Cuts to student support in yesterday's Budget will allow the Government to put more emphasis on engineering, science and research, Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce says.
A lack of jobs for graduates is of more concern than the changes to student allowances and student loans included in yesterday's Budget, a group of University of Otago students flatting in North Dunedin say.
Tests on beehives since the varroa mite was first found in Dunedin last month show the devastating bee parasite has spread throughout the city.
The Otago Polytechnic recorded an operating surplus of more than $3 million last year, its highest.
A "sighting"of a ghost known as the Grey Lady has terrified residents at Cumberland College, and staff have called in the University of Otago chaplain to calm students at the hall of residence.
An Otago Polytechnic initiative to bring laptops and tablet computers into the homes of elderly people aims to help solve social isolation by introducing them to online social media, chief executive Phil Ker says.
The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) says it is in a good financial position despite a deficit of more than $800,000 last year.
Long before she was dubbed the "runaway millionaire", Kara Hurring was just another pupil at Tokomairiro High School in Milton.
A government review into the model used to fund research at New Zealand universities will look into allegations institutions have been "gaming" the system and that it has led to unrealistic workloads for academic staff.
The model used to rank research quality at New Zealand universities has caused a large number of redundancies at the University of Otago and put academics off studying local issues, a union representative at the university says.
The approval of a $3 million refurbishment to turn the former art gallery at Logan Park into a sports hub is a "great coup" for the city, a spokesman for Otago Polytechnic, which will become the biggest tenant of the facility, says.
Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean has welcomed a University of Otago study which will look into whether coroners' recommendations are being ignored or are acted on and helping to save lives.
Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) president Logan Edgar has called on the Government to keep student representation on university councils.
A decline of almost 20% in the number of people getting work through Student Job Search (SJS) in Otago has been caused by a drop in the number of one-off jobs advertised through the service.