Dunedin's historic Robbie Burns Pub will be closed for at least another nine months while earthquake strengthening is carried out.
A North Dunedin liquor outlet has installed a new entrance to avoid breaching alcohol legislation.
Record numbers of migrants coming to Otago, headed by Australians, is seen as a vote of confidence in the region's economy.
A student caught with handwritten notes twice during the same examination was among 50 disciplined for dishonest practices by the University of Otago last year.
Noise control officers once again had a "very busy" O Week with more than 100 excessive noise notices issued.
Delta is being sued for more than $2 million by seven Saddle Hill property owners who say the company is to blame for a massive fire in 2015.
Dunedin Botanic Garden users sick of students taking up their car parking spaces are calling on the council to do something about it.
Decades-old rivalries played out on the sports field yesterday as about 3500 students took part in College Sports Day at Logan Park.
University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has been accused of intimidating behaviour as the university continues to attract criticism over humanities cuts.
Forsyth Barr Stadium was a sea of white last night as thousands of toga-clad students celebrated O Week on a balmy Dunedin night.
Thousands of toga-clad students have begun entering Forsyth Barr Stadium for the O-Week toga party.
A world authority on the ethics of de-extinction has poured cold water on a claim scientists are two years from resurrecting a mammoth-like creature.
Scarfie band Six60 is proving to be the biggest drawcard amid strong ticket sales for O-Week events.
Aurora Energy is refusing to reveal how much it has spent on consultants in the aftermath of the dangerous pole scandal.
O-week will be about more than just partying for 800 students who are set to volunteer for dozens of Dunedin community groups.
A 32-year-old Filipino father of two who died when a gas cylinder exploded on a cruise ship docked in Port Chalmers was farewelled in Dunedin yesterday.
The annual migration of students to Dunedin is in full swing and the small minority who take Orientation Week celebrations too far have been warned of tough consequences.
The stereotype of the couch-burning student is quickly becoming a thing of the past as University of Otago’s tough stance on fire-lighting and other antisocial antics pays dividends.
Video: Courtesy of Ricky Hutchinson Crews have managed to contain a big blaze at high country farm Otematata Station in North Otago.
An elderly female cruise ship passenger has been taken to Dunedin Hospital by helicopter after becoming unwell.