Gore teenager Max Balloch has a busy life; studying for NCEA exams, working at his after-school job, and in his spare time co-ordinating an international effort to launch two satellites into space.
In December, when the long-awaited report on mental health and addiction services was released, its authors included within its 219 pages a plea to politicians not use the subject as a political...
Eight people's deaths while in the care of the Southern District Health Board are among 48 cases recorded in the organisation's latest adverse events report.
Much of the Clutha River will no longer be in the Clutha-Southland electorate under draft electorate boundary changes released.
The southern electoral map is likely to be completely redrawn following the release of draft electorate boundary changes.
Draft electorate boundary changes due to be announced today will result in major changes proposed for the Dunedin seats, the Otago Daily Times understands.
''Crocodile tears and pathetic excuses''. That is how one man who lost his life savings through investing with failed financial adviser Barry Kloogh has reacted to an exclusive ODT interview with Mr Kloogh.
Earlier this year, Barry Kloogh hoped to buy one of Dunedin's most prestigious houses. Yesterday, he lodged the paperwork to file for personal bankruptcy.
Failed investment adviser Barry Kloogh has broken his silence, telling the Otago Daily Times he has filed for personal bankruptcy and that he was aware he had betrayed people's trust.
All creatures great and small were remembered yesterday, at a special service at Gillions Funeral Services.
Otago landlords want an urgent meeting with the University of Otago and students' associations after proposed rental law changes they say could profoundly alter the city's student rental market.
Newly released Ministry of Health emails concerning the Southern DHB's maternity strategy reveal the degree of confusion which surrounded the board's introduction of "maternal and child hubs".
David Grant's voice has fallen silent, but the sermons of the former Knox Church minister live on thanks to a new book.
Not every issue politicians debate is a matter of life and death but on Wednesday that was, literally, the topic of the day.
Health Minister David Clark has asked for "strong oversight" of the Southern DHB's maternity services following a highly critical report on how the board implemented its maternity care strategy.
The ORC has deferred consideration of its legal response to a successful Environment Court challenge by Lindis River farmers and water users against water flow limits set by council-appointed commissioners.
Iwi representatives will remain on the Otago Regional Council policy committee, despite a determined bid by some councillors to alter how it consults Maori.
The Southern District Health Board's controversial maternity strategy seemed to be ''experimental'' and unreferenced, a midwifery academic says.
Wellsouth, the southern region's primary health organisation, has released its annual report and launched a new strategic plan.