A belief that the Canterbury earthquakes caused significant damage in Dunedin or that there is a high risk of quakes in Dunedin is causing some international students to avoid coming to the city, education providers say.
University of Otago new sustainability co-ordinator Hilary Phipps was brought up in Dunedin and now she is back she hopes to be able to make a real difference to the city.
The inaugural Otago University Students Association (OUSA) "staff v students" food bank appeal came down to the wire, but in the end the students were crowned champions after collecting just over 5kg more than staff.
The University of Otago recorded an operating surplus of more than $26 million last year, its second highest surplus.
The University of Otago has denied "gaming" the system in order to appear higher on league tables which rank their quality of research performance and says it has "nothing to hide" over the way it takes part in the process.
A complaint by an Australian doctor that a show aired on Dunedin student radio station Radio One was "shamefully pro-cannabis" and ignored the detrimental health effects of the drug has been dismissed by the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA).
A report by international auditing firm KPMG has confirmed that universities have been "gaming" the system so they can appear higher on league tables which rank their quality of research performance, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) says.
Concerns the Dunedin City Council has not done enough to cut spending in the wake of the debt taken on by spending on Forsyth Barr Stadium and other projects, were aired at a Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association meeting last night.
The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has hit out at the University of Otago's practice of confirmation, an employment agreement where academics go on long-standing trial periods.
There has been a "frustrating" lack of progress in the way traffic is managed at Forsyth Barr Stadium, and traffic was "bumper to bumper" after the Highlanders versus Stormers game on Saturday, Dunedin Taxis director Murray Alcock says.
Research into the risk factors which lead to different types of skin cancer (melanoma) is among a range of University of Otago projects boosted by $1.04 million in Lottery Grants Board funding.
A decision to abandon plans to extend a courtroom in the Dunedin Courthouse means jury trials will continue to be held in Invercargill until earthquake strengthening on the building's tower is completed.
Otago Polytechnic has doubled its ranks of professors, with two of its academics being appointed full professors and one an associate professor.
Eight surviving members of the Otago Mounted Rifles (OMR) helped mark the history of the regiment on Thursday by signing three copies of a recently completed book documenting the OMR. The copies will be sent to New Zealand troops serving in Afghanistan.
A decline in the amount spent by the film industry on production in Otago and Southland last financial year was a "blip" and there has been in a "boom" in the number of film projects this year, Film Otago Southland executive officer Kevin Jennings says.
Dunedin is about to be invaded by Beetles, Kombis and Golfs with the Volkswagen Nationals coming to town over Easter weekend.
An energy-saving campaign at the University of Otago has seen it save $350,000 (excluding GST) on forecast energy spending last year.
University of Otago students employed through Student Job Search (SJS) earned $2 million in paid work in the first three months of this year, a 39% increase on the corresponding period last year.
The $2.7 million interest expressed in a Mosgiel subdivision at the weekend indicates the property market is improving and bodes well for the Dunedin building sector, developer Allan Dippie says.
A Dunedin bar manager has hit back at claims that the city's bars serve "huge numbers" of drunks and says bars in the Octagon contribute to a better drinking culture.