The ravages of ultra-violet light on young eyes was the lesson learned at Wakari School this morning.
An event at the school encouraged pupils to wear sunglasses, and make a film about their efforts.
And it put a creative twist on safe eye-wear.
Exciting and inspiring New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea is the message behind national Seaweek.
A series of events from clean-ups to films are being run in Dunedin to recognise the week.
And today the library got in on the cause, hosting a screening of a Dunedin-made film.
The Dunedin City Council this week announced Fisher amp; Paykel planned to extend its lease of office and laboratory space in the council-owned Wall Street complex.
The company's design and call centre staff will grow to 230 people - a 40% increase in design staff numbers by 2018.
For its part, the DCC will invest up to $2.3 million to provide extra office space at Wall Street.
Three days' work by close to 200 people has gone into setting up the final OUSA Orientation event.
Otago rugby and Highlanders player Buxton Popoali'i has today gone under the knife.
A 21 year old unemployed Dunedin man appeared in court on a raft of charges after an incident in which he was both tasered and pepper-sprayed overnight.
At about 1.45am a man was assaulted by an offender unlawfully entering a van near the intersection of Nairn Street and Taieri Road.
A short time later a Holden accelerated away and crashed into a parked car.
The Commerce Commission says mobile phone charges in New Zealand have dropped below OECD averages.
The commission has released a report on the issue, comparing prices with other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.
It says prices have been steadily dropping, with the price in New Zealand for a plan with average calling and data use 40% below the OECD average.
Current staff, former colleagues and members of the community gathered to celebrate 35 years of the Family Mental Health Service in Mosgiel.
The service was a result of Government moves in the 1970s to shift mental health care from institutions to the community.
And one of the founders of that service says he's proud of being part of a pioneering movement that is still developing.
This week 8,500 Otago children are being encouraged to walk or wheel to school.
Developed by Sport Otago, the initiative is an annual event designed to get kids, and the wider community, active.
But getting on your bike isn't easy if you haven't had much experience, so some schools have taken time out to put the children's road safety skills to the test.
It will be a case of the master versus the apprentice this Saturday when the Southern Steel take on the Central Pulse in Wellington.
Jamaican born Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid will go head to head with New Zealand star Irene Van Dyk in a battle of the competition's best shooters.
But despite a few off-season setbacks, one coach is backing her girl as the better shooter.
New Zealand's economy has been tipped to do well this year, with plenty of evidence for a strong recovery.
But social service agencies are seeing another side to that story.
Salvation Army Dunedin community ministries manager Lindsay Andrews is here to explain.
A disappointing summer officially ended on Friday, and the start of autumn has seen a continuation of bad weather.
Sunny days were few and far between in the last three months, with beaches and parks largely deserted.
Our 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team took to George Street this afternoon to see if you think this summer was the worst you can remember.
A photo showing a person indulging in a drinking activity known as a 'layback' has led to police and licensing authorities opposing a manager's certificate renewal.
A Dunedin City Council licensing inspector and police were given the application early last month.
A University of Otago study may advance mankind's understanding of climate change, and help development of hydrogen fuel cells.
Researchers have discovered a process in soil that removes hydrogen from the air.
The research is expected to attract interest from those trying to make dependable, inexpensive hydrogen fuel cells.
Building activity in New Zealand fell by 1% in the December quarter.
Statistics New Zealand says residential building activity rose 1.1%, while non-residential activity fell 3.9% percent.
The overall drop followed a 1% increase in the previous quarter.
Families struggling to pay increasing power prices in Dunedin are about to take another hit.
The inaugural New Zealand International Early Music Festival is well under way in the city.
Audiences have been treated to a variety of Western European music, reflecting Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
And organisers say showcasing 1000 years of music in just one week can only be described as something similar to putting together a jigsaw.
Dunedin is wealthier to the tune of eleven Scottish pounds, and its arts community also benefited, following a visit from a Scottish arts delegation.
The delegation arrived with a plan to strengthen artistic ties.
But one of its members found a financial relationship already in place she may rather not have discovered.
Two actors who featured in Peter Jackson's second instalment of The Hobbit visited Dunedin on the weekend.
39 Dunedin News caught up with hobbits Mark Hadlow and John Callen to learn a little about what the role entailed.
New vehicle registrations for February remained strong, with another record month for sales of commercial vehicles.
The Motor Industry Association says there were 9,058 new vehicle registrations for the month.
That was an increase of more than 1,000 on February last year.
New commercial vehicle registrations topped 2,500, a 19% increase.