A man who swam away after a driving a car into the chilly waters of Otago Harbour at Broad Bay was found in a hypothermic state and risked drowning, the Coastguard says.
It has been 10 years in the growing - and the University of Otago's very own golden hybrid tea rose will soon be lighting up the campus.
Sweeping planned changes to the criminal justice system are a "watershed moment", a Maori development director says.
After seeking council support for cheaper alcohol on licensed premises, the Otago University Students' Association will ask students whether it should look into selling cannabis.
Young or old, fit or sedentary, and mobile or not - a University of Otago doctoral student is planning an outdoor adventure hub for the city for people from all backgrounds.
The feeling of being the first African-American pupil to walk through a crowd of angry white pupils to attend Little Rock Central High School has stuck with Elizabeth Eckford all her life.
Foster children can do anything - and a high-achieving Dunedin girl who is the first foster child to receive a Fulbright Scholarship says she is the living proof.
Preparing the university's more than 20,000 students for all forms of disaster is the goal of an ''Emergency Preparedness Week'' at the University of Otago next month - understood to be the first of its kind in the country.
They work in very different academic fields, but a social anthropologist and an anatomist who have been recognised for their exceptional ability with students have a surprising amount in common.
Otago Polytechnic has a two-week wait before it becomes clear what the polytechnic's new subsidiary board structure will look like, the chief executive says.
Flooding at the weekend and unforeseen challenges have not delayed the construction work on the Dundas St bridge, the Otago Regional Council says.
A former Cadbury's factory worker is preparing for the official launch of her Chocolate Queen and Chocolate King T-shirts, to raise money to help those suffering from mental health issues after...
A cyclist was taken to hospital with critical injuries this afternoon after suffering a medical event in Port Chalmers.
One person was flown to Dunedin Hospital with critical injuries following a car crash near Balclutha this afternoon.
A Dunedin businessman says the negative impact of Glow Dunedin on his business is conclusive proof the partial closure of the road would be harmful to smaller retailers.
Nostalgic music and dance exercises can inspire otherwise "passive" dementia patients to tap their toes - and they also help with memory recall, a dance teacher says.
The chairman of Allied Press, Sir Julian Smith KNZM OBE FInstD, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Otago.
A man has been arrested after a police callout in central Dunedin this morning.
Otago Polytechnic has confirmed it is reviewing its safety and security procedures, after a man allegedly pulled out a firearm at the Dunedin School of Art last month.
Students from the University of Otago are answering the call to join a final, mammoth cleanup effort after a massive landfill spill near Fox Glacier.