Queenstown and Te Anau accommodation providers have been nominated for this year's Hotel and Accommodation Management Magazine awards, to be judged next month.
An internationally-respected diabetes and nutrition researcher, University of Otago Prof Jim Mann, has been given a prestigious international award at a recent conference in Greece.
Otago strike bowler Neil Wagner and retiring Sparks spinner Tanya Morrison won the major prizes at the Otago Cricket Association awards at the University Oval last night.
University of Otago scientist Prof Richard Cannon, whose internationally known work is helping counter life-threatening fungal infections, has received the Sir John Walsh Research Award.
Three science and technology secondary school pupils from the Southern region won international travel prizes and big cash scholarships at the Genesis Energy Realise the Dream Awards at Government House, in Wellington, last night.
Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates has been awarded the New Zealand Medical Association's highest honour for his work leading the board in the aftermath of February's earthquake.
The Agriculture Industry Training Organisation (AgITO) celebrated the achievements of its students and participating employers in Balclutha recently.
A Queenstown architect won national honours at the Architectural Designer New Zealand-Resene Design Awards 2011.
University of Otago Prof Allan Herbison, an internationally leading researcher into how the brain controls fertility, has been awarded the university's highest research honour, the Distinguished Research Medal.
Queenstown and Te Anau-based tourism company Southern Discoveries has been named Operator of the Year 2011 by the Inbound Tour Operators Council (ITOC).
The Otago Daily Times completed a remarkable hat-trick at the 2011 Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association awards in Sydney on Thursday night.
Three Otago teachers have won kudos and cash in the 2011 national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
Wanaka-based freeskier Janina Kuzma overcame stiff competition to be chosen as New Zealand's snow sports athlete of the year on Saturday night.
Two standout Wakatipu building projects have won awards at the Registered Master Builders southern region finals, held in Invercargill on Saturday.
Neil and Pam Cullen have left a lasting legacy on their Glenomaru Valley farm. The South Otago couple's passion for trees was recognised when they were awarded the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association's Husqvarna South Island farm forester of the year award.
The organisers of the Great Easter Bunny Hunt, the Alexandra Lions Club, set their sights on the annual TrustPower Central Otago district community awards and were announced the supreme winner last night.
Today's youth are the most photographed and filmed generation in history and that holds a special fascination for Ron Howard, a man who knows exactly what it is like to grow up with the cameras rolling.
North Island entrants enjoyed a clean sweep when the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards were presented in Queenstown on Saturday night.
More FM Dunedin has won two national awards for the "Save Our Neurosurgery" campaign it ran last year.