Will Scharpf had a lot on his plate during exams last November. So you can imagine his surprise when he was named one of the country's top 10 pupils in the 2018 New Zealand Scholarship exams.
A dangerous St Clair intersection is set for a $1.4 million upgrade after 11 crashes in recent years.
A home-invading possum that sparked a police callout slunk into a Dunedin woman's room and sat on her curtain rail, "staring at me like I was Satan''.
A criminologist says the 11-year-old boy who stole a car in Dunedin, crashed and rolled it before fleeing the scene requires urgent intervention to stop him becoming a career criminal.
Mosgiel's memorial garden will not be the site of the town's new multimillion-dollar pool, but exactly where it will go is still to be decided.
Drug checking - allowing students to check the substance they intend to take - has been introduced at University of Otago as part of O-Week.
A woman was rescued after being caught in a rip near Lawyers Head, in Dunedin, last night, police say.
Police are investigating after the discovery of a body in a rural area north of Dunedin, as detectives and forensic scientists examine what appears to be a blood-spattered crime scene at a house in St Clair.
Dunedin police have appealed to the public for help after a miniature horse was stabbed 41 times in a "horrific attack" in Waitati and later died.
Visiting American researcher Ben Nicholson says a rare 19th-century flintlock revolving rifle held at the Otago Museum has high historical significance.
Moving to a new city is never easy, but the things that make you most nervous about leaving home are also the ones that should excite you the most - that is one of the messages Otago University...
Two men with Dunedin links are winging their way to Rome to join the fight for "zero tolerance'' of sexual abuse and cover-ups within the Catholic Church.
As the University of Otago celebrates 150 years, Jono Edwards revisits the sights and sounds of Orientations past.
Police say non-students "out looking for trouble'' started several fights and threw bottles at Campus Watch in North Dunedin on Saturday night.
Babies born to obese mothers may have increased risk of developing autism, a University of Otago associate professor says.
Forty-five scientists and marine policy officials are meeting at the University of Otago amid moves to use the Commonwealth's collective power to counter the threat of ocean acidification.
Dunedin Botanic Garden rose and herbaceous collection curator Linda Hellyer removes the heads of spent dahlias in the herbaceous border of the garden.