A team of senior lecturers at the University of Otago are calling for a contraceptive programme for teenagers.
They say long-acting reversible contraception should be available to youth before they become sexually active.
For the first time, local youth are being given authority to contribute to civic action.
The city council is calling on young leaders to form a youth council.
And even the government's behind the idea, contributing money to the cause.
A world-famous puzzle is bringing Carisbrook School pupils out of their shells.
They've helped put together a Rubik's Cube competition.
And they're teaching others about problem solving.
Highlanders players are calm just two days out from the biggest, and last, game of their season.
The opposing Hurricanes side is the only thing standing in the way of the local lads making super rugby history.
And fierce southern support is set to follow the semi-finalists to the capital.
Police are searching for a stolen car, believed to have been used for criminal activity.
The silver Subaru Impreza was reported stolen from Ajax Street in St Kilda.
It's believed to have been involved in a collision with another car in Moray Place on Tuesday night.
And police suspect the same car was used in a petrol theft at a service station late last night.
Port Otago is launching its own investigation into a serious incident which left a young worker in hospital.
A male employee was rushed to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition after the straddle carrier he was driving toppled over.
WorkSafe New Zealand is also investigating.
The incident has prompted calls from the Maritime Union for a health and safety inquiry of the whole industry.
Elderly residents are having a unique week, thanks to a midwinter potluck lunch.
The 60+ club organised the meal to beat the winter blues.
And members are taking locals back in time as part of the fun.
The multi-million dollar road improvement programme for Otago Peninsula is going ahead, with final sign-off from the government.
A raft of new measures are being implemented to curb the local drinking culture.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is involved in citywide efforts to reduce alcohol related harm.
A first-of-its-kind study is shedding light on a debilitating health condition affecting local children.
University of Otago research reveals the impact of rickets throughout New Zealand.
And for some, it can be fatal.
Extensive changes to the city's public transport network are taking effect.
Bus fare increases and route changes are just the start of a system overhaul by the Otago Regional Council.
And staff are confident that'll please users in the long term.
A man is in a serious condition at Dunedin Hospital following an incident at Port Otago.
Police were called to the port at 1.20 this afternoon.
They say it appears a straddle carrier has crashed, and the male driver has been seriously injured as a result.
Officers aren't able to release any more detail about the incident, as it's been referred to Worksafe New Zealand.
With the start of a new month comes another nationwide charity campaign.
Abstinence from alcohol is the current focus, to raise money for cancer patients.
And it's got locals thinking about how they can improve their drinking habits.
National telecommunications company Spark is apologising to Dunedin residents for ongoing network problems.
Some Spark customers have had trouble with text messages for more than a week.
The problems started when Spark upgraded its software on the 20th of June.
That was supposed to improve text messaging, but instead some Dunedin users haven't been able to send or receive texts.
There's a large appetite for electric vehicles in New Zealand, shown by the latest local research.
Dr Rebecca Ford, of the University of Otago's Centre for Sustainability, recommends changes to improve uptake.
She says most people are willing to use electric vehicles but they're dissuaded by cost and confusion.
There's about 660 electric vehicles nationwide.
Dunedin children are benefiting from the local tour of an Auckland band.
The performers are holding musical workshops in several schools.
And they're sharing their knowledge and passion for a small but cheerful instrument.
The Dunedin City Council is imposing more restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol.
Its new policy includes a 9pm limit on alcohol sales from off-licence premises like supermarkets and liquor stores.
So with that in mind, our word on the street team asked the public what they think about the change.
The city's long-criticised heavy drinking culture could be a thing of the past, with the approval of major changes.
Councillors support a new local alcohol policy, which limits the purchase and consumption of liquor.
Although there's one final hurdle, with appeals being considered.
The site of the former Caledonian Bowling Club has been sold for more than a million dollars.
As a new local alcohol policy is implemented, further measures are being taken to curb drunken disorder.
Police and the Southern District Health Board are teaming up to address gross intoxication at local restaurants.
And the call for action has come from the hospitality industry itself.