Dunedin has hosted a series of events over the past month, to mark the beginning of the centenary of World War One.
Roger McElwain is the deputy chairman of the World War One Governance Committee, and he joins us to talk about the commemorations.
There's been a 5% drop in recorded crime throughout the Southern Police District in the last financial year.
Statistics New Zealand released its latest recorded crime data today.
It shows there were 6,684 recorded offences in the district.
That's down from just over 7,000 in the previous financial year.
Power price rises continue to outstrip inflation due to large increases in monopoly transmission and lines charges.
The Electricity Authority has released its latest annual report.
It shows the lines component of household power bills increased by 6.7% in the three months to June.
That's while retail charges fell by 0.7%.
Monopoly charges are regulated by the Commerce Commission.
High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke, and Dunedin residents are being urged to have it checked regularly.
The Stroke Foundation set up free blood pressure checks at the Dunedin City Council for staff.
And clinicians think they might have saved someone from stroke, after making several referrals.
A long-running dispute over the future of the Hall Bros Transport depot in Anzac Avenue may soon be resolved.
Dunedin is home to an array of cycling opportunities for those who like to get around the city on two wheels.
And now it offers access to a combination of technology, not available anywhere else in New Zealand.
It's helping improve comfort for riders, particularly those with nagging injuries and pain.
A major milestone has been reached in the Water of Leith flood protection and drainage scheme.
A new permanent bridge across the Leith has been opened.
And work is now under way on the next stage of the multi-million dollar project.
A new computing initiative at the University of Otago is making life easier for students.
The virtual computer desktop has been deployed, as the first of its kind in New Zealand.
And it's giving scarfies a way to work on their studies, whether they're on campus or not.
Last week a top surgeon at Dunedin Hospital quit, citing frustration with the Southern District Health Board.
He sent a powerful message to the board, forcing members to listen to his concerns.
But board executives say they too are under strain, and they blame a lack of government funding.
Applications are now open for community grants through the Speight's Fund.
It's a chance for environmental projects in and around Dunedin to receive a financial boost.
Chris Snow from the Speight's Brewery is here to tell us all about it.
The Dunedin City Council's business arm has revealed its latest financial performance.
Dunedin City Holdings Limited has made a $12.5m profit in the last financial year.
And while that's good news for the council, the results aren't as positive for another of its companies.
There has been a hiccup in the coming cruise ship season, before it has even begun.
The first cruise ship to visit Dunedin this season was expected to dock at Port Chalmers next week.
But that's no longer the case, and tourism professionals hope the cancellation isn't the first of many.
Maori health providers are set to offer nurse-led clinics under a new programme being piloted in Otago.
The clinics have been launched at a Dunedin marae.
And it's hoped the initiative leads to drastically improved health for members of the local Maori community.
Hundreds of Dunedin residents are responding to a road sign trial, being conducted in the city by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
It is an effort to understand whether symbols painted on main roads will improve safety for cyclists and motorists.
And the Dunedin City Council has been collecting feedback, with some interesting results.
The Dunedin City Council is analysing the public's response to its plan for more recycling services in the centre of town.
iPhones, wallets and computers are being targeted by Dunedin thieves.
Police are investigating three incidents of burglary and theft which occurred in the city yesterday.
The back door of a Wakari house in Centennial Avenue was forced open, and more than $1000 worth of gear was stolen.
It included an apple iPad, a playstation and an iPod nano.
While the number of new dwellings being consented remains at its highest level in seven years, the trend is slowing.
Statistics New Zealand says the trend for new dwellings has more than doubled since 2011.
But it's still 25% below the peak of 2004.
Last month there were just over 2000 new dwellings consented nationwide.
That included 254 apartments.
A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the government.
Doctor Michael Knapp is one of ten fellowship recipients, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
The Otago researcher will receive up to $800,000 over the next five years.
Archives New Zealand has just opened a new exhibition in Dunedin.
It's a selection of World War One documents, including soldier's letters and photographs.
Archivist Vivienne Cuff joins us to talk about it.
Dunedin police are urging residents to keep their vehicles and property secure during the school holidays.
The warning comes after a couple of vehicle break-ins over the past few days.
Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford says a vehicle parked in Mount Cargill Road had its front passenger window smashed.
An iPhone, wallet and cards were taken from inside.