Falling petrol costs have drawn the consumers price index down for the second consecutive quarter.
It's more than 15 years since that last happened, in early 1999.
But the reduction is small, with a drop of less than 1% in both the recent December and March quarters.
Although petrol prices fell considerably over the last few months, they're on the rise again.
Dunedin's top fashion graduates are putting their collections to the test, against the best in the world.
Their work's being judged by internationally renowned fashion heavyweights, for a local awards show.
It's a nerve-racking task, but one that's potentially worth everything to the young designers.
Animal welfare workers say puppy milling and dog fighting don't appear to be problems in Dunedin, as opposed to other parts of the country.
The positive disparity has been highlighted during a visit by politicians to the Otago SPCA.
And staff are pleased Dunedin's a leading example in relation to animal care in New Zealand.
There's a growing push in the student quarter to get more students volunteering in the community.
A volunteer fair has been held at the university, and organisers believe the turnout reflects changing attitudes towards student life.
A proposal by the Southern District Health Board to make Dunedin Hospital meals in Auckland and truck them south has been met with widespread opposition.
It would save the health board money, but local staff would lose their jobs.
So with that in mind, the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked the public if Dunedin Hospital meals should be made in Dunedin.
An international fashionista is in Dunedin, preparing to critique the best emerging designers from around the world.
She's visiting the city for iD Dunedin Fashion Week.
And she's already full of praise for the local look.
A wide variety of people are involved in the local cruise ship industry, from taxi drivers to port workers.
They've just been to a cruise season debrief, organised by Dunedin City Council business development advisor Sophie Barker.
It's been a harrowing day for those involved in a coroner's inquest into last year's Livingstone murders at St Leonards.
The work of a local cancer researcher is being celebrated by the University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board.
The professor's been awarded a major prize at the annual Health Research Excellence Awards, held in the city last night.
And he says there's reason to be optimistic about the future of cancer treatment.
Dunedin firefighters are hammering home safety messages about avoiding catastrophe in winter.
It's the time of year when residents are at increased risk of fire, especially within their own homes.
And the Fire Service wants everyone to be safe while keeping warm as the temperature drops.
This year's University of Otago arts fellows have a fresh take on the city's creative direction.
Five of the six fellows have been officially welcomed to Dunedin, at a presentation in the Hocken Library.
And they're revealing glimpses of what they hope to achieve.
A local rugby player is heading overseas to represent New Zealand in the touch world cup.
Her trip's being partly funded through a grant from the Skeggs Foundation.
And with Australia the reigning champion, she's putting in the hard yards to ensure it's the Kiwis winning this year.
Tools and building materials are the latest items to be stolen from vehicles in Dunedin.
Police say marked trade vehicles are being targeted by local thieves, with half a dozen such incidents reported in the past month.
Officers believe there are likely to be other similar cases, which haven't been reported.
A raft of Otago companies have just been placed in liquidation, at the High Court in Dunedin.
Public announcements are circulating for five separate companies, formally put into liquidation last month.
They include The Town Ball Limited, which is listed as a restaurant operation in Wakari.
Public opinion about the future of local marine protection is being sought, in order to influence government action.
The South-East Marine Protection Forum has just held a public meeting in Dunedin.
And forum member Edward Ellison joins us to explain what was discussed.
The day many Dunedin residents hoped would never come has arrived, with the former Caledonian Bowling Club site for sale.
A $2m transformation is nearing completion at one local high school.
Better music facilities and disability access is at the fore of an Otago Girls' High School redevelopment.
And staff say the temporary inconvenience is a small price to pay for improving outdated and inadequate infrastructure.
Dunedin bullies beware - a local group has plans to stop bullying in the city.
The newly-formed group is raising awareness of the impact of bullying, by hosting activities within the community.
And it's youth who're leading the charge.
Staff and students at Otago University are paying tribute to the thousands of New Zealanders killed in the first world war.
They've laid crosses at the College of Education, as the city prepares to mark a hundred years since soldiers landed in Gallipoli.
And the ceremony's being used as a learning experience.
Thieves are giving Dunedin a bad name among tourists, who're having their possessions stolen out of cars and campervans.
Half a dozen vehicles parked near Sandfly Bay have been broken into since Easter.
The Otago Peninsula reserve is a popular spot for visitors hoping to get a glimpse of local wildlife.