Foulden Maar has similarities to another maar lake, the Messel Pit, in Germany - recognised in international law as a Unesco World Heritage site.
A University of Otago academic who contributed to the remeasurement of the tallest mountain in the world is returning to Nepal next week - where Mt Everest's new height will be revealed.
Otago University says it does not have an official position to share on a potential diatomite mine near Middlemarch, which would result in 500,000 tonnes of the mineral being extracted from the ground every year.
Dunedin police are appealing for information after a house in the city was apparently fired at several times early yesterday.
Following the success of last year's sold-out Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival, the Otago University Students' Association plans to extend the extravaganza for the first time, holding it on two...
The first Dunedin Youth Jazz Festival showcase concert, which wrapped up the toe-tapping festival on Saturday night, was an "amazing" success, an organiser says.
A Belleknowes resident has described hearing four "bangs" in an early-morning incident that was "pretty scary".
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.
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.
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.
Bringing your "whole self to work" is what Otago Polytechnic wants to promote when it comes to the LGBT community.
Foulden Maar is home to hundreds of previously unknown species of insects and flowers, the world’s oldest whitebait species, and the oldest freshwater eel in the southern hemisphere.
Keeping Foulden Maar intact and transforming it into a scientific reserve is the preference of the group pushing for its protection — but there are other options, Elena McPhee reports.
Two people were taken to hospital in a serious condition last night after being overcome with LPG gas in a Dunedin holiday park.
A Dunedin family with experience of support services for the intellectually disabled and mentally ill says the mental health announcement was one of the pluses of the 2019 Budget.
Columba College pupils were practising netball in the school's sports centre when a fire broke out in the ceiling this afternoon.
Consultants will be working to identify potential theatre spaces in Dunedin in the next few weeks - and will put together a brief of what a theatre hub could look like.
Dunedin city councillors will support the preservation of Foulden Maar, and are looking at steps to stop mining there.
Emergency services are at the scene of a car crash at the intersection of South Rd and Maitland St in Dunedin.