- a council region of New Zealand, formerly a province, founded by Scottish settlers in the south of South Island. The University of Otago (1869) in Dunedin is the oldest university in New Zealand. Chief town: Dunedin. Pop: 195 000 (2004 est)
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"I just can't believe both places have been hit," McLaughlan told New Zealand's Otago Daily Times.Japan Earthquake: Gripping Survivor Stories
The Daily Beast
March 13, 2011
Somewhat slower, the Otago progress was to 223,000 in ten years.
As early as 1856 Otago had set the example of insisting on an outlay of 30s.
Taking his Otago contingent with him, he left the pa under cover of night, and made good his escape through the gloomy swamps.An Old New Zealander
T. Lindsay Buick
Right through the campaign the Otago Regiment were one gun short, fighting only three guns.
Two companies of the Otago Regiment were sent in to help Auckland, who had lost heavily and were somewhat shaken.