The government has changed drink-driving laws.
And it means the permitted level of alcohol for drivers has almost halved.
So the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if they support the reduced limit.
The Dunedin City Council has been called on to help fund a multi-million dollar pool development.
Councillors have heard details of the proposal for a new Mosgiel aquatic facility.
But they're not the only ones likely to be involved, with community members keen to take a leading role in the project.
The Dunedin City Council has put a stop to the trial of a new freedom camping area in the city.
Councillors are concerned a new site, near Bayfield High School, would only add to increasing problems around freedom camping.
And the ongoing issues at Macandrew Bay were enough to see the idea voted down, with 7 of the 13 councillors against it.
A myriad of holiday activities are on offer around the city, particularly for our youngest residents.
One key attraction is Pixie Town, which has a long history in Dunedin, dating back to the 1970’s.
But it's not just kids enjoying themselves, parents with fond memories of the Christmas attraction are also getting in on the action.
A new chief executive has been confirmed for Dunedin International Airport.
Richard Roberts has been appointed to the role.
It's a promotion for Roberts, who has worked at the airport for 15 years.
Most recently he's been the general manager of infrastructure and service delivery.
Wholesale trade for groceries, liquor and tobacco has increased, heading into Christmas.
Statistics New Zealand reports that trade sales of those products are up by $74m.
That's in the last quarter of this year.
Trade sales of motor vehicles and associated parts are also up.
That sector has risen by 2% - a value of $39m.
Surf life saving clubs across the city are gearing up for a busy summer.
Sam Clutterbuck is the local club development officer for Surf Life Saving New Zealand.
He's here to discuss his role, and how residents can stay safe in the surf.
The Dunedin City Council is looking at the future of the Green Island landfill, and a possible replacement site.
It's calling for expressions of interest into a potential public/private model for managing waste.
And while consent for the Green Island landfill doesn't expire for nine years, council staff say now is the time to set a new plan in motion.
A fight between staff and management at Anglican Family Care is heating up, with a rally held outside the organisation's Dunedin office.
A greenhouse with an environmentally-friendly twist has been built at Sawyers Bay School.
Its walls are constructed from recycled plastic bottles.
And although the building project is now finished, it's not been without its share of difficulties.
It's all go in the Northeast Valley, with celebrations for the festive season.
Community group The Valley Project has hosted an end of year Christmas party at the Dunedin North Intermediate swimming pool.
And while fun events have been the group's speciality of late, members have much bigger plans for the new year.
A Dunedin woman faces several charges after she was allegedly found showering in a stranger's home.
The 28 year old was arrested on Saturday after being found in a South Dunedin house by the owner.
Police say the woman thought she was at the home of an acquaintance, and they suspect she was affected by drugs or medication.
A new x-ray machine has been installed at Dunedin International Airport, to enhance customs checks.
The biosecurity machine will help ensure international passengers arriving at the airport don't bring pests or diseases into the country.
It has been installed by the Ministry for Primary Industries, and replaces an older model.
Retired Dunedin businessman and philanthropist Graeme Marsh has become the first Honorary Doctor of Commerce from the University of Otago.
He was given the title at the university's graduation over the weekend.
Marsh first graduated from Otago with a degree in accounting, and has held many positions on university boards and committees.
It's the time of year when thousands of local university students graduate, but not before a last word of advice from their superiors.
Professor Robert Patman has just given a graduation address, about the transformative power of education.
And he joins us to explore that subject further.
A local child counselling service is appealing for financial help to keep its doors open.
The Chatbus charity has held its annual street appeal.
And it's hoped that will pay off, because the organisation needs more than $100,000 to cover its costs next year.
Prime Minister John Key has been in town, but he's kept his visit quiet.
It's understood he was involved in several private meetings.
There was no official word of his visit to Dunedin, and he didn't make any public appearances.
His last public visit to the city was in mid-September.
Hundreds of Dunedin school children have taken part in a street parade.
It's been held to celebrate the kids who give up their time to run road patrols at their schools.
And amidst the fun was a serious safety message.
A record-breaking graduation has been held in Dunedin, for Otago Polytechnic students.
The five people charged in relation to a murder near Oamaru last September have just been found guilty in the High Court at Dunedin.
The jury delivered the verdicts this afternoon, after a nine-week trial.
Four young men from Oamaru and Palmerston have been convicted of the murder of Justin McFarlane.
And a Timaru woman has been convicted of being an accessory after the fact.