A charity is calling on ordinary Otago blokes to help mentor the children of prisoners.
A case against two men accused of raping a Dunedin teenager in which the suspects said she was "into it" was dropped despite text messages showing she begged friends for help throughout the incident.
Dunedin's bus hub opening has again been delayed, so nearby retailers can enjoy a longer Christmas shopping period, the Otago Regional Council says.
The new head of the Parole Board is one of Dunedin's most celebrated sons. He speaks to Rob Kidd about his first months in the job at a time when the board is busier than ever.
Imagine you're playing in a Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia but as you dive for the try, you find yourself holding a Scrabble dictionary and not a rugby ball.
Police were deployed to a Dunedin primary school this morning after drug utensils were found on the grounds.
A Dunedin church opposed to the blessing of same-sex civil marriages has withdrawn from the Anglican diocese, with its minister saying homosexuality is an "abomination".
A man has been arrested overnight after repeatedly attempting to break into cars in Dunedin's student quarter.
A government decision to scrap plans to establish a school of rural medicine has been welcomed in Dunedin.
Traditionally, industrial action is about making as much noise as possible, to gain attention and traction for what you want.
Dunedin is planning its next major infrastructure development - a clean energy centre to pump hot water across the central city for heating.
Another accident-prone Dunedin intersection could have a roundabout installed to help improve safety.
A man who king-hit an innocent bystander during a street brawl, was "a whisker away" from facing a manslaughter charge, a judge says.
Leading University of Otago scientist Prof Warren Tate has been awarded the Marsden Medal for services to science, an honour earlier won by his late brother, Dr Kevin Tate.
In tackling major climate change challenges, New Zealand can learn positive lessons from the widely destructive 1918 flu pandemic, two academics said in Dunedin yesterday.
Those with a keen eye may have noticed the clock in the Dunedin Railway Station's tower was not working for most of yesterday.
The migrant caravan travelling through Mexico is producing significant tension in the United States, warns international relations specialist Professor Robert Patman.
A first-time animal fosterer is paws-itively thrilled to be opening up her home to a family of felines, and is encouraging more people to take the step as the SPCA prepares for kitten season.