The Desert Road stretch of State Highway 1 is closed this morning due to snow and ice.
The Highlanders are hoping for a crowd of at least 18,000 for the first Super rugby playoff game in Dunedin this millennium, in a boon to the city's tourism off season.
Tropical storm Carlos threatened Mexico's southwest Pacific coast with heavy rains, and is likely to become a hurricane again as it barrels toward land, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
University of Otago graduates have received a record five New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowships to support postgraduate study this year.
A record 2591 people visited the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum on Anzac Day, more than 1400 of them arriving by 9am, the museum said.
Four University of Otago College of Education students have recently begun 150-hour internships with education staff at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
University of Otago graduate Helen Alderson has won a scholarship, funded by one of the world's wealthiest men, to pursue PhD research at Cambridge University.
Power company Contact Energy is charging the poorest New Zealanders the highest electricity rates, especially in Dunedin and Invercargill, Labour consumer affairs spokesman David Shearer says.
New Zealand is the largest importer of overseas doctors in the OECD, but many soon return home and the ''revolving door'' has ''tremendous cost implications'' for our health system.
The University of Otago will soon mark the 50th anniversary of its annual Foreign Policy School by focusing on New Zealand's place in the world.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum education staff recently hosted their first group of senior citizens, 11 women from a Balclutha Probus group.
A Dunedin Hospital audit of mail delivery times showed some letters took five business days to reach outlying areas.
Lewis Vaughan (left) and friend Jacob Reeve (both 15) load a sodden and damaged piece of furniture on to a trailer.
Tigers, lions, bears and wolves were among more than 30 animals that escaped from a Georgian zoo and on to the streets of the capital Tbilisi during floods that killed at least 12 people.
Emergency services workers helped a man from his car as it hung precariously from the back of his hillside garage in Normanby, Dunedin, yesterday.
Two teenagers in a stolen car led police on a chase around West Auckland this afternoon, eventually dumping the car and hiding in a school.
Documents and items of interest have been seized by police as part of an investigation into the collapse of the CTV building.
South Dunedin is a suburb under siege by Mother Nature - battered by ocean waves, floods, a rising water table and with the dark clouds of climate change predictions building on the horizon. So is it time to head for the hills? Chris Morris reports.
Two teenagers enjoying a day at the beach were badly mauled in separate shark attacks less than two hours apart in coastal waters off Oak Island, North Carolina, casting a pall over the start of that tiny resort town's summer tourist season.
The clean-up of the most badly affected homes following the flooding in South Dunedin is expected to be completed in the next few days, the Dunedin City Council says.