A Dunedin man who woke to find his bedroom filled with smoke, then apparently sought help via a group chat on social media, was lucky to escape, a firefighter says.
Police have released the name of the woman who died after an accident on Coronet Peak at the weekend.
Emergency services went to the aid of an injured motorcyclist understood to have hit a parked car on Fawcett St in South Dunedin tonight.
A controlled burn that got out of hand growing to 70ha near Danseys Pass has now almost been contained.
Rural firefighters have been called to contain a blaze covering 30ha of tussock in the Danseys Pass area, after a controlled burn got out of hand.
Clinics to vaccinate students against measles have been put on hold at the University of Otago's Student Health Service, as the Southern District Health Board prioritises children needing their...
The Pineapple Track may reopen next week, once the blaze that swept across hectares of vegetation is officially declared out.
Members of a South Dunedin studio are celebrating their love of art during Disability Pride Week, and showing that different levels of ability are no barrier to creativity.
Candidates for the Southern District Health Board have received a ranking from the Public Health Association on how they best meet its values.
Police are working to establish the cause of the crash outside Outram on Tuesday, in which a Mosgiel teenager and a Waihola man lost their lives.
Firefighters are warning people to ensure they have working smoke alarms after a house in Woodhaugh was badly damaged by fire.
A wishlist of policies from the Otago University Students' Association to council candidates run the gamut, from a landlord licensing scheme to free buses for students.
A wishlist of policies from the Otago University Students' Association to candidates for local body elections runs the gamut, from a landlord licensing scheme to free buses for students.
An ex-prisoner who wanted help from police lay on the road outside the Dunedin Police Station this morning.
Native plants are the losers and gorse is the winner when it comes to the Flagstaff blaze, a specialist from the University of Otago says.
Ground crews battled freezing conditions and high winds on Flagstaff yesterday as they dampened down the site of Monday's fires, and searched for hot spots.
Who will sit on new polytechnic subsidiary boards, to be established in April next year, is unclear - and players involved could vary from institution to institution.
It has come under fire from students as a pointless way of advertising the university to people already there - but the University of Otago says it's happy with a $42,000 nine-panel screen.