A University of Otago study involving Dunedin primary school pupils has shown spending money on upgrading playgrounds does not appear to result in children being more active.
The Dunedin City Council (DCC) has started work on a policy that could impose greater restrictions on alcohol outlets in the city, DCC liquor licensing and projects officer Kevin Mechen says.
No bars have applied to the Dunedin City Council (DCC) to stay open into Christmas Day, after it indicated it would stick to the letter of law this year.
Sixteen staff at Muffin Break in Dunedin Hospital have been dealt a pre-Christmas blow with the loss of their jobs when the franchise closes next month.
Age Concern Otago and Grey Power are concerned many older people will not be able to read the print in the recently released Otago 2011/12 phone book.
University of Otago health experts say a study showing a correlation between suicide, homicide and a lower drinking age in the US is further evidence the drinking age should be raised here.