Otago

Slip forces evacuation of Dunedin houses

The occupants of four St Clair houses were ordered to evacuate their properties immediately last night, following the discovery of a dangerous landslip on the hill above. Four dangerous building notices were issued by the Dunedin City Council, to one...... Read More

Cell tower stress for Otago residents

Otago man Barry Bruce is taking on Spark in a David and Goliath battle. An 11m-high cell tower is under construction on Mt Aspiring Road but locals are not happy about its location and less happy about the lack of consultation. “Spark...... Read More

Hawea Flat students are up for the digital challenge

Four young minds from Hawea Flat School were put to the test at New Zealand’s 2018 digital challenge the at Te Papa museum in Wellington yesterday. The Year Three children, Laia Mctaggart, Axel Worthington, Josh Tombling and Loui Sutton, completed...... Read More

Māori health professional graduand numbers soar

The number of University of Otago Māori health professional graduands has climbed to an historic high. On Saturday, 76 Māori graduands from Otago’s health professional degrees will cross the Dunedin Town Hall stage. It will be the largest cohort...... Read More

Dunedin pair to fined for breaching employment law

Two Dunedin restaurant employers have been ordered to pay $11,500 by the Employment Relations Authority. Following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, Hai Ung and Vuochhuor Ung, who operate the South Dunedin Curry House, have been penalised for failing...... Read More

Growing tension between motorists and cyclists in Dunedin

An overhaul of Dunedin's cycleways and parking layout has caused outrage, with commuters convinced they are getting a raw deal. There is growing tension between motorists and cyclists in the city and city councillor Lee Vandervis fears plans to...... Read More

Opening of new ICU at Dunedin Hospital delayed

The opening of a new multimillion dollar facility at Dunedin Hospital has been delayed by ventilation problems. Tests have identified problems with the air pressure in the isolation room of the $14.8 million Intensive Care Unit. The Southern District...... Read More