New Zealand is in a commanding position heading into day three of the test match against the West Indies.
As the festive season takes hold, many people will be digging deep into their pockets to finance Christmas.
For many families it's a happy and joyful time, but the pressure of providing expensive gifts can undermine the Yuletide spirit.
Police are warning Dunedin residents to be certain of the legitimacy of charity collectors after a city restaurant was scammed yesterday.
A man with a Scottish accent calling himself Mark McAdams claimed he was raising money for the University Rugby club.
A person at the Hanover Street restaurant handed over $60, but later realised they had been scammed.
Results of a new study suggest employers should consider flexible working options to reduce absenteeism.
The Wellness in the Workplace survey shows 6.1 million days of work absences cost the New Zealand economy about $1.3b last year.
The study of around 97,000 staff was carried out by Southern Cross Health, BusinessNZ and Gallagher Bassett.
This Thursday is a day to recognise and congratulate volunteers on their work in the community.
December the 5th is International Volunteers Day.
Anna Clere is the manager of Volunteering Otago, and she joins us to provide some insight into volunteering in Dunedin.
Adults skipped work and children missed class as cricket fans flooded to the University Oval this morning.
The sun broke through to set up an enthralling first day of the test between New Zealand and the West Indies.
Without a win this year, New Zealand looked to make their intentions known early after losing the toss and being sent in to bat.
Four Dunedin School of Design graduates have sewn their way onto the Railway Station catwalk for next year's iD Fashion Week.
The students will graduate this Friday alongside fellow classmates.
And thanks to their inclusion in the 15th anniversary show, their collections will grace the stage with some of New Zealand's most successful designers.
A Dunedin theatre company set up to give a voice to young artists has taken on a dark and disturbing Christmas tale for its latest production.
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues does have a Christmas theme.
But anyone with fond memories of a merry and benevolent Santa Claus might want to look away.
Petrol heads and motorcycle enthusiasts made their way South in the weekend for the Burt Munro Challenge.
The latest census results show Otago has 5,000 more occupied dwellings than in the previous census.
But the census, held earlier this year after being delayed by the Christchurch earthquake, also shows home ownership in the region is declining.
Another aspect of the Otago population highlighted is the region has the lowest percentage of Māori among its population at 7.5%.
The Otago Regional Council is seeking feedback on potential bus service changes in Dunedin.
The council have proposed changes to several services from the 1st of July when two bus contracts expire.
The five routes in question are in Garden Village, Roslyn, the Peninsula, Port Chalmers and Waverley.
Vodafone continued its nationwide roll out of the 4G network with Dunedin the latest to benefit.
The network enables customers with an applicable smart phone device to download and browse on the internet up to ten times faster than the older 3G network.
Vodafone says it launched the network in the city centre and plans to push it out to 17 more areas around Dunedin by March next year.
Dunedin Television will go off the air early tomorrow, as work takes place on the Mount Cargill aerial.
The screen will go blank around 1am as work begins on a network reconfiguration.
Telecommunication provider Kordia says the work will expand capacity in Dunedin.
It should be finished, and Dunedin Television back on screen, at 5am.
Thousands of Dunedin families braved blustery but sunny conditions along George Street yesterday to watch the annual Santa Parade.
The excitement was evident as children waited patiently on the side of the road to see their favourite larger than life characters roll past.
It was a case of the master versus the apprentice on Saturday in Dunedin club cricket.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum turned out for his club team for the first time in about ten years.
But despite a glowing international career and runs against some of the very best in the World, a local youngster proved his nemesis.
This weekend the Queen's Baton was officially welcomed into the Octagon, as representatives from Otago and Southland schools took part in a worldwide relay.
The baton left Buckingham Palace on October 9th and is being carried by thousands of young people across the world.
It'll arrive at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow just in time for the opening ceremony.
Cricket fever is about to hit Dunedin, and a local player will be back in the international spotlight, as the West Indies bowl into town.
Maria Pozza has recently returned from Cambridge where she was based for three months as visiting fellow at the centre for international law.
The University of Otago graduate will gain her PhD next May in international law, but with a twist.
Instead of studying legal issues here on earth, her area of interest lies in outer space.
Four days of competition in Dunedin involving more than 2000 competitors and 650 volunteers is over.
The Special Olympics Summer Games ended at the Edgar Centre with a closing ceremony on Saturday night.
And with good performances by athletes, many are in the frame for a spot on the world stage.
After five months away from super rugby, the Highlanders were back out on the field this afternoon.