Bob Sammes still marvels at how lucky he was to get a bad case of appendicitis.
The retirement of its two long-serving leaders has meant the end of an era for the West Harbour Girls' Brigade company which is now in recess after 83 years of community involvement.
There are renewed calls for a speed limit reduction in the main street in Port Chalmers after a large log fell from a logging truck last week.
The Otago Regional Council admits there are ways to improve the efficiency of its pump stations on the Taieri to ensure there are no repeats of the problems that arose during the July deluge.
An eight-time drink-driver who escaped police in a high-speed chase was found at his home after getting a taxi back there.
A man who stole $17,000 in takings from a Queenstown restaurant has failed to clear his name and will remain behind bars.
Healthy human relationships and sexuality are too important to allow pornography to become the ''default'' provider of sex education, Australian educator Maree Crabbe says.
Community Law Otago is warning against a high-interest lender that is securing power of attorney authority from borrowers.
Spending Christmas thousands of kilometres away from home is slightly easier when you are studying an area of the world which has never been seen before, a University of Otago professor says.
Some of the big scientific questions troubling the world may be answered by four Otago and Southland secondary school pupils at an upcoming event in Wellington.
Acrobats appear to spend most of their lives in uncomfortable positions on stage.
A Dunedin central-city bus hub could improve the ''accessibility and vitality of the central city'', but concerns regarding crossings and shelters will have to be mitigated in the design, say...
Radiance of the Seas nestles into a berth at Port Chalmers yesterday while on its latest visit to Dunedin.
Dunedin researcher Dr Martha Bell is keen to ensure the grassroots insights of people who lived through the southern Dunedin flood in 2015 are not forgotten.
Tickets bought in Greytown and Warkworth have each won $19 million in Powerball, but other big Lotto prizes went to tickets sold in Invercargill and Greymouth.
Voluntary assisted dying has been given the stamp of approval by the Australian state of Victoria's parliament in a landmark decision.
Labour has released costing estimates for its boost to student loans and allowances - just hours after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended not doing so.
An Australian grandfather-of-seven killed in a glider crash near Lake Hawea had been flying for more than 50 years.
The proposal to designate an area in central Dunedin as a bus hub has been given the green light.
Dramatic footage has emerged of the desperate attempt by a North Korean soldier shot trying to defect to the South.