Neighbourhood Watch and the police are looking for "larger-than-life characters" to become "scarfie sheriffs" in an effort to help catch out criminals in the student quarter.
Free Tibet protesters (from left) Ngodup Lama, April Dolkar, Geshe Jampa Tensin, Lhagon Turku, Peter Small and Jampa Drolma were among a group of about 15 who set up in the Octagon to mark the 23rd birthday of Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who was taken into custody by the Chinese government at the age of 6 and whose whereabouts are unknown.
About 1000 people gathered in the sun in front of the University of Otago's much-photographed clocktower for the inaugural Otago University Students Association (OUSA) Anzac service yesterday afternoon.
A media watchdog formed by the University of Otago has had its first meeting with student magazine Critic at which it discussed an article about sex entitled "F... me baby, I was born this way" from its second issue this year.
Beekeepers in Otago and Southland are facing "significantly" higher costs after varroa mite, a bee parasite, was found in Dunedin and Invercargill this week.
The Otago University Students Association (OUSA) is confident the Unipol recreation centre will remain student-focused, after it sold its share of the facility to the University of Otago for a total of $666,000.
Staff at long-established Otago printing firm Taieri Print are "nervous" as they await an announcement on job losses which is expected by the end of this week.
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.