Otago is preparing to battle North Harbour for top honours in the championship division of the Mitre 10 Cup.
A captain's run was held at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin this morning, before tomorrow night's big game at the same venue.
It'll be the second time Otago's won if the side is victorious.News: Dunedin
A Dunedin man accused of murder is being held in custody before a High Court appearance next month.
Police discovered a 66-year-old man's body at a house in Brockville Road yesterday morning.
They then arrested the 47-year-old defendant, charging him with murder.
Court documents allege the crime took place on Tuesday.News: Dunedin
The government is looking at upgrading broadband infrastructure in several of Otago and Southland's rural areas.
It is setting aside $150m for the next phase of work nationally.
More than 200 mobile black spots have been identified around the country.
Of those 40 are in Otago and Southland.News: Dunedin
Auckland thespian Penny Ashton is bringing her one-woman Jane Austen show back to Dunedin, after taking it around the world over the last few years.
Promise and Promiscuity is a series of scenes inspired by, and borrowing words from, the well-known English writer.
And Ashton's even taken it to Austen's home county in the United Kingdom.News: Dunedin
A Dunedin man has come up with a quirky idea to raise money for the Cancer Society.
The Otago Polytechnic employee is spending 24 hours in a small cabin on campus.
And he's set himself a challenge to complete every hour.News: Dunedin
People opposed to testing on animals have placed more than 11,000 paper hearts on a wall at the University of Otago.
The Dunedin campus site is where the university is building a new $50m animal research laboratory.
And the protest action even attracted opponents from out of town.News: Dunedin
Otago farmers are being warned to prepare for another summer of drought.
The Otago Regional Council says a La Nina pattern is predicted for summer and parts of the south remain at risk of drought.
Presently farmers are enjoying moisture-rich soil, from steady rainfall throughout spring.News: Dunedin
The unfolding drama around dangerous power poles in Otago is attracting national attention, with three separate investigations launched.
Electricity distributor Aurora and contracted infrastructure company Delta are under fire for allegedly failing to replace substandard poles.
Worksafe and the Commerce Commission are investigating, as is Dunedin City Holdings Limited.News: Dunedin
A large collection of military-style guns and ammunition has been stolen from a central Dunedin house.
Police were alerted to the burglary in Maitland Street last night.
They say 28 firearms are missing, along with a significant amount of ammunition.
The five rifles and 23 handguns were securely stored and the owner is licensed.News: Dunedin
The Better Funding Better Learning bus tour is visiting more than 100 schools around the country, stopping in Dunedin this week.
The Zealand Post Primary School Teachers' Association and the New Zealand Education Institute have teamed up for the road show.
It's just been at Otago Girls' High School, where teachers and staff were invited to support the cause.News: Dunedin
Dunedin tertiary students are getting the opportunity to dance the exam blues away.
Volunteers from the University of Otago are visiting study areas, encouraging students to take part in a 'silent disco'.
And it's all about reducing stress.News: Dunedin
A Dunedin man has taken the top prize in the country's most prestigious singles lawn bowling tournament.
It's his third win in the event, a feat only achieved by two others in the contest's 26-year history.
And the winner says it wasn't easy, but the thrill of victory never wears off.News: Dunedin
The newly-elected Otago Regional Council has had its first meeting, in which there was a tussle for leadership.
Two chairperson hopefuls went head-to-head for the role, pitching themselves to fellow members.
But all except one councillor voted for the status quo.News: Dunedin
The cause of a devastating house fire in central Dunedin is under investigation.
This Carroll Street home was destroyed by fire shortly before midday on Sunday.
A pregnant woman reportedly had to jump from the second storey of the flat to safety.
She was not seriously injured.News: Dunedin
A woman has serious injuries after being hit by a car in South Dunedin this morning.
The pedestrian was struck by the car on a traffic light-controlled crossing outside the Blind Foundation offices on Hillside Road.
The incident happened about 10.30am.
Police are investigating the incident and have been speaking with witnesses.News: Dunedin
The Shiel Hill pub, in the Dunedin suburb of the same name, has been a licensed establishment for more than half a century.
It was closed in May last year when the owners decided to sell.
The venue was then bought by an Auckland businessman whose plans for a boutique retirement village might suit at least one long-time regular.News: Dunedin
The inaugural meeting of the newly elected Dunedin City Council has taken place this afternoon.
There are six new councillors being sworn in to serve the city's ratepayers, joining a host of familiar faces.
And their welcome included all the usual pomp and ceremony.News: Dunedin
A Dunedin artist has opened an installation showcasing the many and varied qualities of plastic.
Housed at the Otago Pioneer Women's Memorial Hall, it charts the uses of the substance by early settlers up to the modern day.
And for the artist, it's a continuation of a lifelong passion.News: Dunedin
A large-scale installation at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery is showcasing a slice of Buddhist culture.
The work is by Auckland artist Tiffany Singh who was commissioned by the gallery to create it.
She was given permission from her Buddhist teachers in Auckland to use a mantra in Tibetan print.
Singh made about 240 silk ribbons to fill the 23m by 7m space.News: Dunedin
City Rise residents are being warned about a child sex offender who has been released into the community.
Some schools in the Dunedin suburb, including Kavanagh College, informed parents this week.
Department of Corrections staff visited several City Rise schools in the last few days, advising staff of the offender's release.News: Dunedin