As thousands of "shiny, wide-eyed" first-year students descend on Dunedin in the pursuit of higher education and social enlightenment, Vanessa Reddy is well prepared for another year of entertaining them.
The partial collapse of a 135-year-old commercial building in central Dunedin may be just the wake-up call the city needs, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Otago-Southland area manager Owen Graham says.
In return for a few hours' work, Dunedin tertiary students will soon be able to claim rewards like meals out, ski passes, concert tickets and free admission to tourist attractions.
The buzz is back. Virtually a student-free zone over summer, North Dunedin and the tertiary campuses are humming again.
The discovery of a wallet in Dunedin's Temple Gallery after it was broken into yesterday morning led to an art-loving American tourist who, it seems, just couldn't wait for the gallery to open.
Serious assaults are on the rise in Dunedin and police say the city is no longer as safe after dark as it once was.
A trend towards increased indoor living, and the growing popularity of inner-city apartments, raise issues about potential vitamin D deficiency through reduced access to sunlight, University of Otago biochemist Associate Prof Tony Merriman says.
Former All Black Josh Kronfeld has turned presenter for a Dunedin television feature expected to reach a global audience of up to 100 million viewers.
Dunedin police have warned students they will be out in force targeting drink-drivers in a crackdown timed to co-incide with Orientation Week.
Extensive preparations for the English cricket team's recent successful Ashes campaign in Australia included highly individualised dietary advice and support, an international sports nutritionist, Jeni Pearce, said yesterday.
Ten former Otago Boys' High School pupils who have been awarded places at the Dunedin School of Medicine in the same intake say teamwork and a healthy dose of competition is the secret of their success.
February is only half over but Dunedin has already experienced 150% of its normal monthly rainfall, thanks to an active La Nina creating tropical weather for the city.
A new $90,000 research scholarship fund was announced at the University of Otago consumer and applied sciences centenary in Dunedin on Saturday.
A University of Otago professor has discovered an unfulfilled academic need, after 36 people signed up for a workshop he expected to interest only a handful.
National nutritional surveys are the "cornerstone of food and nutrition monitoring" in New Zealand, but thought is needed about how the running of future surveys can be ensured, University of Otago Associate Prof Winsome Parnell said.
Psychology researcher Prof Harlene Hayne has been appointed University of Otago vice-chancellor, the first woman in this role.
A fish pond at the Otago Museum's tropical forest attraction has recently become slightly too popular, with two people accidentally slipping in.
A second Elton John concert in Dunedin is looking more likely after another rush on tickets yesterday.
Bullying was not rife in New Zealand hospitals to his knowledge, Dunedin School of Medicine dean Dr John Adams said last night.
Dunedin's new weather camera has finally been unveiled.