Dunedin businesses are reporting a strong start to the year thanks to sunny skies and an influx of cruise ship visitors, the head of the Otago of Chamber of Commerce says.
Police have released the name of the woman who was killed in a crash on State Highway 1 near Waihola on New Year's Eve.
Emergency services were called after a car ran into a wire rope barrier on Burkes Dr, near St Leonards, this evening.
A 7-year-old boy is in a serious condition after a quad bike accident in the Mosgiel area this afternoon.
From firework injuries and a sea rescue to health events and lost trampers, a record 15 jobs in 24 hours were logged in the region by Otago Regional Rescue Helicopters over the new year period.
A Catlins woman says she is ''so thankful'' for lessons learned helping out at an orphanage in Guatemala, in the wake of the Fuego volcano disaster in June last year.
New Year's Eve brought a welcome surprise for a young Balclutha woman who is the first mother to deliver a baby at the Queen Mary Maternity Centre in Dunedin Hospital this year.
An eminent psychiatrist has lent his name to a scholarship which will hopefully help tackle "institutional racism" in the mental health system, a University of Otago Maori leader says.
Some people might baulk at a career examining the secrets of the dead, but prehistoric burial grounds can tell us a massive amount about the society in which the people lived, University of Otago...
Otago has outstripped most of the rest of New Zealand for pre-Christmas spending, recording a 7.1% increase on last year.
A distance learning student is unhappy with several hitches to his course, claiming ''institutional knowledge'' appears to be being lost at the university due to the support services review.
A diplomatic ''adjustment'' in the relationship between New Zealand and China could occur after Chinese hackers targeted intellectual property and commercial data, a University of Otago political...
Shania Twain, the Queen of Country Pop, took to the stage in Dunedin to perform what may be her final live performance.
A Dunedin transgender person who contested the city's mayoralty in 2016 has given birth to a baby daughter.
Two towering trees considered a hazard at the Christie St Reserve in Balclutha will be given the chop, after the district council's decision to fell them was upheld by the High Court.
Rocker Rob Burns is travelling on, after nearly 18 years' teaching at the University of Otago.
It's a hard road to finding the perfect frog dog - but a University of Otago frog specialist thinks he might have hit the jackpot.
Men still outnumber women by more than three to one when it comes to reaching the rank of professor at the University of Otago, newly-released statistics show.
Having to drive to work or hike from a central bus stop to the University of Otago campus every day is the thin edge of the wedge for a group of university staff, who want the museum stop reinstated.
NZ's total electricity demand could be reduced up to 20% during winter, if the use of heat pumps, electric hot-water cylinders and fridges was spread more evenly through the day, a University of Otago study shows.