Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand.
It's more commonly referred to as COPD, but many Kiwis aren't even aware of it.
So Associate Professor Jim Reid, from the Dunedin School of Medicine, is here to tell us all about it.
Dunedin has won the gigatown competition.
Chorus announced the city's victory at a ceremony held in Wellington.
Dozens of locals filled Gigatown Headquarters to watch the ceremony.
Nerves gave way to cheers and tears as the city was crowned victorious.
For full coverage on the city's win, check out 39 Dunedin News tomorrow.
The income of New Zealand as a nation is on the rise.
For the year to March, New Zealand earned $14.4b more than in the previous year.
The figures from Statistics New Zealand show disposable income is up throughout the country, and it's worth almost $200b.
Much of the growth has been led by business profits.
Income from employment has also increased.
Dunedin's public transport system is in for a major shake-up.
Otago regional councillors have endorsed a new public transport plan.
That means locals are likely to notice some major changes to buses around the city.
Excitement over the Cricket World Cup has brought the Octagon to life, with hundreds of people gathering to see the tournament trophy.
Both young and old cricket fans celebrated by meeting some of the sport's greats.
And they took advantage of the sunshine to hone their own cricket skills.
Four alleged methamphetamine dealers have been busted by police in Dunedin.
Dunedin patients are being asked to give their opinion on their time spent in hospital.
The future of the Illuminate Paint Party in Dunedin is unknown.
There's opposition to a special liquor licence application for next year's event.
That was discussed at a hearing, where party organisers said the event's viability could be compromised if alcohol is banned.
The sea wall at St Clair is expected to cost the city council $850,000 to maintain.
That money should cover costs for the next decade.
Councillors support the maintenance plan, although they've raised questions about who's responsible for last year's sea wall collapse.
The Dunedin City Council has decided to use more ratepayer money on Forsyth Barr Stadium.
It plans to increase the ratepayer contribution by $1.8m each year for the next decade.
So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked members of the public if they think the stadium is worth its cost.
Local teachers have a new perspective on youth drug and alcohol abuse.
Substance problems are the subject of a conference that aims to bring together community members to tackle associated issues.
And it's hoped that will lead to solutions for the city's teenagers who otherwise face life-long ramifications.
The artistic genius of some Dunedin residents is on display through an annual exhibition.
It's being run by Artsenta, which brings together dozens of talented locals within the mental health community.
And the public exhibition seems to be paying off in more ways than one.
Some of Dunedin's tertiary students are getting involved in politics at a national level.
They've just been part of an all expenses paid workshop, aimed at engaging youth in governmental issues.
The Dunedin participants have mingled with a range of influential guest speakers, and have the support of local councillors.
Fashion students from the Otago Polytechnic's School of Design have displayed their collections on the runway.
Hundreds of spectators took in the sights and atmosphere of the fashion show, which had an Eastern twist.
The bill for hosting next year's FIFA U20 World Cup is rising for the Dunedin City Council.
Already the council's allocated $150,000 towards hosting the international sporting event.
But a disappointing fundraising result means the council's now being asked to contribute more.
Police are concerned that drugs are the motivation behind a recent burglary at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
The garden's glasshouse has been broken into, and a surveillance camera stolen from inside.
Thieves have previously stolen cactus plants from the glasshouse, for their hallucinogenic properties.
And that's why the surveillance camera was installed.
Dunedin residents seem to be saving more money for Christmas than anyone else in the South Island.
Figures have been compiled by NZCU South, in relation to the number of members opening Christmas-specific savings accounts.
In Dunedin more than $1.5m has already been saved in such accounts.
That's more than five times the amount saved overall in Christchurch.
A charitable foundation has been established to build up funds for the Olveston Historic Home.
George Friedlander is chairman of the Theomin Gallery Management Committee that runs Olveston, and is on the foundation's advisory board.
Dunedin North MP David Clark has been promoted in the Labour Party caucus reshuffle.
He's now number 10 on the party list - his highest position to date.
Newly elected Labour leader Andrew Little revealed his new caucus this morning.
Clark has gained the economic development portfolio, which will pit him against Steven Joyce.
He's retained his associate roles for finance and health.
Thousands of dollars has been raised for charity during two events in Dunedin at the weekend.
$75,000 was generated for the United Way charity at a house auction.
It was the eighth annual Charity House Auction, where three homes made by Otago Polytechnic carpentry students were sold.
And a car cruise around the city has raised about $4,000 for the Otago Community Hospice.