An embattled community traffic management group says it will stop assisting university capping parades and other student events if students keep stealing its equipment.
The ladies were on the barbecue as more than 60 people, predominantly blokes, gathered for the official opening of the Taieri Blokes' Shed on Saturday.
Green Island residents who may be wondering why their laundry has been coming in off the line a few garments shy during the past few months will be pleased to know that the culprit has been identified.
Bull kelp may have a lot to tell us about the geographic distribution of plants and animals around the globe, University of Otago's Ceridwen Fraser says.
Rail track rehabilitation around Dunedin will not be affected by the Auditorgeneral's critical report on Ontrack's maintenance and renewal programme, Ontrack spokesman Kevin Ramshaw says.
Users of the Castle St bridge at the Dunedin Botanic Garden will be getting a bit more exercise than usual during the next two months. The bridge will be closed for renovations starting on July 30.
South Dunedin Community Patrol stalwarts Tubby Hopkins and Claire Metcalfe flew the flag for Dunedin in style recently at the Community Patrols of New Zealand national training seminar.
Dunedin business Southern Clams Ltd is hoping its recent exposure on national television will help promote an underappreciated Otago resource that is snubbed by New Zealanders, yet shipped by the tonnes to eager clients overseas.
A Kiwi boxer and a blackbelt jujitsu champion from Brazil celebrated the realisation of a shared dream this month, when they opened the doors to New Zealand Fight and Fitness Academy in central Dunedin.
The Carisbrook Stadium Trust faces the task of raising $52 million in funding from the private sector, not the original $45 million, if predictions only 53 per cent of the money will be received before 2011 are accurate.
Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association chairman Syd Adie has called for city ratepayers who oppose the Awatea St stadium project to join in a rally at Otago Regional Council next Wednesday, June 11.
Dunedin civic leaders are remaining tight-lipped about a scheduled talk and euthanasia workshop in the city next month by Australia's Dr Philip Nitschke, but a local advocate says there is enough interest here to warrant it.
Housing New Zealand is planning a radical overhaul of its state housing stock in Murray St, Mosgiel.
To see, or not to see: Olive McRae, of the Fluoride Action Network New Zealand, is keen to see The Fluoride Deception aired as a part of a wider debate about fluoridation. Dunedin City Council and Public Health South have expressed concerns about an anti-fluoridation programme scheduled to be broadcast next week.
Taking a gamble: Proud of The Mission ’ s ethical stand against pokies funds, general manager Laura Black is concerned about meeting the funding shortfall without cutting core services. More social agencies will choose increased funding hardship rather than accept money from the gambling industry, The Methodist Mission's Dunedin general manager Laura Black predicts. The Mission recently decided to stop taking up to $25,000 a year from gambling trusts and casinos because of concerns about the damage done by gaming machines in society.
As a member of various working parties, retired school teacher Les Murcott, of East Taieri, has helped maintain the hiking trails and paths of the greater Dunedin area for more than 20 years.