Balmy winter weather is fooling some of Dunedin's flora into thinking it is already spring, causing it to burst into flower more than a month early.
Building tools have been taken and several cars damaged in recent night-time break-ins around Dunedin, police say.
New managers have been appointed to Dunedin Pizza Hut stores, but they retain the same franchise owner.
Authorities are scrambling to impose extra safeguards after concerns were raised about a remorseless sex offender being able to travel to Dunedin after his release from prison.
Firefighters are still looking for hot spots in a ceiling space after battling a small fire in a wall and ceiling in a house at the Dunedin suburb of Musselburgh this morning.
The car park of Memorial Park has been earmarked as the site of the future $15 million Mosgiel pool.
A drunk man tore down a pride flag and others hurled abuse at performers during a queer event at a Dunedin student bar on Saturday night.
A Dunedin woman who signed up for a space flight waiting list in an airline's moon landing promotion has written to Sir Richard Branson asking he pick up where the now-defunct company left off.
A man who stole a car during a meth-fuelled ''psychotic episode'' has successfully appealed his driving ban.
A Dunedin toddler died just hours after being discharged from hospital for the second time in two days, an inquest has heard.
Thrilled to be officially welcomed to his new role as Fire and Emergency New Zealand Te Kei region manager is Mike Grant, standing outside Dunedin City Fire Station yesterday.
A Dunedin woman is ''not giving up'' until seating and shelter is installed at Dunedin's regional bus stop.
King's High School's new rector, Nick McIvor, was officially welcomed to the school with a powhiri in the courtyard yesterday.
The perils of quickly answering an email at night were pointed to by a lawyer who defended a Dunedin real estate agent found guilty of unsatisfactory conduct over what she told clients one evening.
The number of Otago and Southland secondary school pupils investigated for breaching NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship examination rules has tripled in the past five years.
Having had 222 applications this year for training, work as a family doctor remains an attractive proposition, the president of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners says.