A Belleknowes resident has described hearing four "bangs" in an early-morning incident that was "pretty scary".
Physically and mentally well elderly people are being pushed into aged-care facilities by loneliness and burnt-out carers, a University of Otago study has found.
The father of the Queenstown pilot killed in a crash at Fox Glacier says the Civil Aviation Authority has "a hell of lot to answer for", following apologies from two scenic helicopter bosses.
A Dunedin City Councillor says he'll ask councillors to support the preservation of Foulden Maar - adding the council can no longer remain neutral on a resource consent application for a proposed mine.
A former prime minister is among four people to receive honorary doctorates from the University of Otago this Queen's Birthday.
Members of the public will be seeing blue and gold in the Octagon on Queen's Birthday Weekend, as the University of Otago's 150th anniversary celebrations continue.
Giving flowers, making home-cooked meals and spending time helping those affected benefited not only the recipients of charity after the Christchurch attacks, but also the givers.
The university's $26 million music and performing arts complex is on budget and will meet its new deadline.
Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze in a garage on Pacific St, in Roslyn.
Tools worth $2500 were stolen from an address in Mosgiel yesterday, the latest in a string of thefts from tradesmen in the area.
A 17-year-old who allegedly brandished an imitation firearm over his head in Dunedin's Meridian Mall will appear in court today.
A Kiwi nurse who hails from Dunedin has received the highest international nursing distinction for her work in troubled and war-torn regions.
Providing affordable parking for disabled students and their parents is key for a students' group, which has been seeking the opinions of people who flat and park in the University of Otago area.
Colourful flat signs are disappearing from student residences near the campus, and the University of Otago is encouraging anyone with information about them to come forward.
From smoothies to knitting, art therapy, and gadgets to play with, all sorts of items and treats to promote wellbeing were on offer at a mental health week mini-expo at the University of Otago.
Ramadan, the Muslim ''month of blessings'', officially began in New Zealand yesterday, following the sighting of the new moon on Monday.
Reports of a fire in the Logan Park High School grounds this afternoon were a false alarm, the school says.
An abandoned car found in central Dunedin near Jetty St bridge this morning is stolen, police say.
It is "imperative'' scholars stand up for academic freedom, a University of Otago lecturer says.
An outspoken University of Otago legal academic who has turned his focus to issues with the running of the university itself in the past year, says he has no plans to slow down.