Centenarians are less lonely than other elderly people, a University of Otago study has found.
A mentally ill man who broke into Government House grounds also committed a raft of offences at the top of the South Island before going on a shoplifting spree in Dunedin.
Identifying students who are struggling and making contact with them early on is the aim of the University of Otago's new Office of Student Success.
A strike for better pay closed Dunedin District Court again yesterday afternoon, as about 30 court workers and their supporters chanted and waved placards in Castle St.
The Southern District Health Board has apologised after postponing three incontinence surgeries this week, as its surgeons' credentials are reviewed to ensure they meet new standards.
"Melliferous", meaning yielding or producing honey, proved to be a Kavanagh College pupil's downfall at a national spelling bee - but he still got a taste of sweet success, coming second equal...
Firefighters were called out to a burning tractor in the Saddle Hill area this afternoon.
Two University of Otago academics have been recognised for their achievements in the fields of mathematics and genetics, becoming centenary fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Papatowai man Keith Olsen recently spent four weeks helping young people in a refugee camp in Greece. He spoke to Elena McPhee about the experience.
Otago Polytechnic students will be brewing up lager and pale ale at their new facility in Cromwell - which has just been officially named the Rough Rock Brewing Company.
A raft of proposed changes to New Zealand's laws on the division of relationship property are welcome, a University of Otago family law specialist says - but extra safeguards are needed when it...
Police are warning Dunedin tradesmen to keep tools out of sight after two more vehicles were broken into this week.
Two Dunedin men who attempted to stop a potential assailant by using a bat and coffee table have been told to act their age by a judge.
The University of Otago has dubbed its revamped Student Health mental health services a success after a controversial restructuring last year.
A Balclutha man who pushed his wife and threatened her with a knife has been discharged without conviction, after the judge heard he was at risk of deportation.
Music was pumping and dancers were looking their glamorous best at the third annual Otago Polytechnic ball for people with intellectual disabilities last night.
Students from the University of Otago have won Blake Ambassadorships and will be heading out to help the environment this summer - in fields ranging from aquaculture to helping save kiwi and kakapo.
If learning accounting sounds a bit dull, Nicola Beatson might change your mind.
A prisoner who left a man with brain damage after punching him in an exercise yard will serve another 15 months in jail.
Police are warning tradesmen to ensure they keep valuable tools out of sight after two more vehicles were broken into last night.