Ensuring the "child and youth voice'' is heard within Oranga Tamariki is crucial, chief executive officer Grainne Moss says.
The New Zealand Defence Force was last night refusing to be drawn on its plan to dispose of an explosive chemical found in the Dunedin suburb of Kenmure yesterday.
Less than three months after being cleared of raping a young girl, a Mosgiel man began grooming a 14-year-old online.
One third of patients were not treated within acceptable time frames as the Southern District Health Board reacted too slowly to a looming urology crisis, an investigation has found.
Otago's oldest school is about to become New Zealand's newest school - if only for a short time - after being given $10.9million for a rebuild.
The headland of Te Whakarekaiwi stretches out to Victory Beach bounding the northern end of the 231ha Okia Reserve on Otago Peninsula.
Fulton Hogan has stopped all work at its Otago Peninsula work site for the next two days after senior managers visited and found more safety violations yesterday.
The Otago University Students' Association says the makeup of the new Dunedin City Council is "overwhelmingly positive'' from the perspective of students.
The director of Dunedin's art gallery has taken two more institutions under his wing, and says he is looking forward to building on their strengths.
The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) has weighed in on the marine science debate at the University of Otago, saying the potential loss of three academics is "alarming''.
A controversial feminist event not allowed at Massey University would probably be permitted at the University of Otago - as long as it met the university's standards of "free and respectful...
Spring has already brought 152 motherless ducklings to a Dunedin bird rescue organisation that is on the lookout for foster families for the fluffy foundlings.
Summer might be just around the corner but a wintry blast is set to rip through the country this week bringing snow, "hurricane-force" winds and waves over nine metres.
A crowd of nearly 500 people ran five kilometres around Oamaru's racecourse while being pelted with various shades of coloured powder along the way.
A Dunedin waiata group boasts 80 members, and has attracted people from a wide range of government departments.
Organisers of the South Dunedin Busking Festival were blessed with one of the warmest days of spring for the event on Saturday.