Dunedin residents are giving up taking the bus and driving instead while the Otago Regional Council considers cutting back bus services as it battles unprecedented driver shortages.
Patients with common ear infections, sore throats, routine aches and pains and common skin conditions will no longer have to see their doctor for a medical prescription.
A Dunedin city councillor and groyne campaigner is renewing his push for a five-year trial for a reinstated sand-trapping structure at St Clair Beach.
Southerners will soon have an opportunity to get a taste of one of the region’s most notorious institutions — Seacliff Mental Hospital — in the form of a new opera.
Mould is among the problems that need to be kept in check at the former Fortune Theatre in Stuart St, Dunedin.
Another of Dunedin’s sea lion pups has been killed by a vehicle, this time in a hit-and-run on the Otago Peninsula.
Emergency services spent six hours helping to refloat a boat which got caught between the tide and a pile near Port Chalmers yesterday.
Severe staff shortages and "overwhelming demand" forced the SDHB to defer surgeries at both Dunedin and Southland Hospitals on Monday, and further cancellations are expected.
A tattoo shop owner who had to shift his dream premises after a fire hydrant burst in George St during upgrade works on Monday says he is "just devastated."
A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus uses a high pressure hose reel to extinguish an electric bike fire in Evans St yesterday.
Prison was the only option for a Dunedin man who amassed 35 convictions over seven months last year.
Following a year of campaigning, Otago Polytechnic students have been given permission to fly the tino rangatiratanga flag above their Dunedin campus.
Ward 4C at Dunedin Hospital will be closed to visitors from Wednesday due to a Covid-19 exposure event, the Southern DHB says.
A planned shakeup of bus services in Dunedin is aimed at getting many more people to use public transport to get to work.
Southern general practices are ready to dispense Covid-19 boosters and influenza vaccinations after the Government yesterday authorised expanded criteria for each injection.
The Southern District Health Board is yet to spend most of $20 million given to it more than two years ago for earthquake strengthening Dunedin Hospital buildings.
When Richard Cannon became a member of the University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry more than three decades ago, he had no dental background other than what he had learned from visits to his dentist.