Election campaigning has come a long way over the decades, from billboards and placards to Twitter and Facebook.
And the use of social media and modern technology is at an all-time high among candidates.
University of Otago political analyst Geoffrey Miller joins us to talk about the effect that's having.
Liquidators are closing in on money lost through the Ross Asset Management group of companies.
The group was found to be a Ponzi scheme, but some investors managed to withdraw millions before it collapsed.
Now liquidators are trying to claw back some of the $115m lost.
That's to secure money for about 1200 rightful investors.
Dunedin police are preparing for an expected spike in the number of domestic burglaries and incidents of theft from cars.
It happens around August each year, and while officers don't know what prompts the trend, they know who's most at risk.
And it seems to be residents within a particular area of the city.
Considerable change is proposed for Dunedin's public transport system, and there's a lot for residents to get their heads around.
Members of Dunedin's oldest bowling club are disappointed they've been told to close its doors.
Caledonian Bowling Club members were informed last week that the club will have to shut down at the end of October.
And while the building will almost certainly go, members say the club will not.
Economic development is one of the Dunedin City Council's main priorities.
And one of the projects it's working on aims to strengthen the council's relationship with the Dunedin business community.
But there's doubt internally about whether the initiative is as effective as staff say it is.
There's strong support in Dunedin for the ethical farming of pigs, as shown by the large number of people involved in a protest at the weekend.
It was organised by several animal advocacy groups, including SAFE and Farmwatch.
And they weren't the only ones lending their voices to the nationwide call for change.
The Forsyth Barr Stadium was put to good use today, as part of a school children's activity programme.
South Dunedin children are benefiting from the latest round of funding from the Otago Community Trust.
The trust has allocated $10,000 to the Straight Up Trust, which funds five part-time youth workers in South Dunedin schools.
It also organises Rock Solid youth clubs in the suburb each evening, and leadership courses for youth in need.
New Zealand’s international brand and exports could grow significantly with the creation of a data sharing eco-system.
That's according to a paper released by the New Zealand Data Futures Forum.
Food traceability or 'paddock to plate' tracking is one of a number of kick start projects recommended in the paper.
It would see New Zealand become a world leader in the trusted use of data.
The Dunedin City Council has released the results of its latest residents' opinion survey, conducted by independent firm Key Research.
Each year the council's required to undertake some form of performance measure, and it's conducted the residents' survey accordingly since 1994.
And this year's results show some positive trends.
Pressure is mounting on the Dunedin City Council to reverse its recent decision to close off part of a South Dunedin street.
Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital got a warm surprise this afternoon.
They were each hand delivered a special beanie by two Highlanders and the ladies who knitted them.
And while knitting can prove a challenge for many, the women had to overcome an even harder obstacle.
A leading British doctor has taken up residence in Dunedin, as the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the University of Otago.
Professor Tim Stokes comes from the University of Birmingham, where he was the senior clinical lecturer in primary care.
He joins us to talk about the move to Dunedin and his new job.
Dunedin children are learning to protect the environment through an innovative programme being offered by Keep Dunedin Beautiful.
It involves actors going into the classroom, and engaging pupils through humour.
And it's proving to be a popular lesson.
Today marks the end of Ramadan in New Zealand, a celebration for all Muslims after a month of fasting.
And those living in Dunedin were keen to share their joy in public.
Taieri has once again returned to the top of premier rugby in Dunedin, winning Saturday's final by a record margin.
The Eels won the match 51 points to 6 against University, claiming their third title in the last four years.
And despite a loss in round one of the competition, the Taieri captain says it's been a fantastic year.
Dunedin leaders are preparing to visit two sister cities in Scotland and Japan as part of a mayoral delegation.
Mayor Dave Cull will lead the delegation, to Edinburgh and Otaru.
City councillors Neville Peat and Andrew Noone are also going.
They'll be joined by Dunedin City Council community advisor Cara Paterson.
The value of exported goods has fallen 7.4% in the June quarter.
The seasonally adjusted value of exports was $12.4b.
The drop follows a small increase in the March quarter, and large increases in the September and December quarters.
Dairy prices have contributed to the decrease, with milk powder, butter and cheese down 8.1%.
That's a drop of $335m.
Logs, meat and fruit also fell.
It seems the Dunedin City Council is getting cold feet about being responsible for public transport.
The council initially looked at taking over operation of the city's public transport system from July next year.
But now it's in favour of delaying that start date, until at least 2017.