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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  • Somewhat slower, the Otago progress was to 223,000 in ten years.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • As early as 1856 Otago had set the example of insisting on an outlay of 30s.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • 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.