A huge amount of food has been donated by Dunedin residents to the city's four main foodbanks.
Goods were collected by emergency service personnel and volunteers in a city-wide appeal.
And that's set to bring Christmas cheer to those less fortunate within the community.
A business case for privatising the food service at Dunedin Hospital is likely to go ahead.
The Southern District Health Board is pursuing the plan, and will consult staff in February.
If privatisation of the food service stacks up as expected, it will be implemented.
The health board estimates it will save almost a million dollars in the first year with a private provider.
A survey of non-profit organisations in Dunedin has revealed a concerning trend.
Many are struggling financially, with higher demand for services and a drop in resources.
And that's prompted suggestions for drastic change, but that's not likely to be embraced by all.
A report by University of Otago researchers is casting doubt over the judicial system.
In particular, it raises serious concerns about a new law around preventative detention.
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan is one of the authors of the report, and he's here to explain.
The promotion and sale of alcohol at two local supermarkets is coming under scrutiny.
Renewed liquor licence applications are being considered for the Countdown supermarkets in the city centre and Mornington.
Alcohol is one of the first things presented to shoppers inside the supermarkets.
And the location of alcohol within the stores is a concern for health and licensing officials.
A new scooter track has been officially opened at Grants Braes School in Waverley.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the occasion, and a special guest was on hand to show pupils his skills on the half-pipe.
Dunedin police have arrested and charged five people in relation to the discovery of drugs and ammunition.
Police raided six properties within the city and seized ammunition, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
Three men and two women are now facing a raft of associated charges.
They're all due to appear in the Dunedin District Court over the next few working days.
Abbotsford School pupils have brought some Christmas cheer to the central city.
Dozens of children visited St Paul's Cathedral in the Octagon, for a festive choir showcase.
And while they were excited to perform classic carols, some of their favourites may surprise.
The average house price in Dunedin has fallen by 3%, compared to this time last year.
But there's been a slight monthly increase, and the number of sales is also up across the city.
Agents say first home buyers are more active throughout Otago than they have been in a while.
But the number of active investors has dwindled slightly.
The investigation into the suspected arson of a Corstorphine home is continuing.
Thousands of Dunedin students are graduating this month, with a range of qualifications.
For many, it marks their departure from the city after years of study.
But some choose to stay and develop their careers locally, to the benefit of the community.
It's international Human Rights Day, and a small ceremony has been held in Dunedin to mark the occasion.
People gathered at the Peace Pole in front of the Otago Museum from 11.30 to celebrate.
Speakers included staff from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago.
And local students also took part.
Fonterra has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price by 60 cents.
The price has dropped from $5.30 per kilogram of milk solids.
The new forecast price is $4.70 per kilogram.
Fonterra chairman John Wilson says farmers were expecting the reduction.
But he says it will still put pressure on farming budgets.
The price drop is a result of the volatility in global dairy markets.
The month of April was filled with highs and lows.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Dunedin, and a local man died in an inner-city bar.
We take a look at those stories, as well as others making headlines at the time.
Dunedin is one of just eleven UNESCO creative cities of literature.
So the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team took a list of prominent Dunedin writers into town, and asked people to choose their favourite.
A survey encompassing all of Dunedin is being undertaken by the city council.
Thousands of walls are being examined in an effort to update council databases.
And it's hoped the effort will ensure the city's ready for any potential worst-case scenarios.
The future of a paint party at Logan Park is up in the air, after a liquor licence application for the event was rejected.
A $10,000 scholarship has gone to an up and coming fashion designer from Otago Polytechnic.
The prize was awarded to Jessie Wong, to help her further her fashion design aspirations.
And thanks to the money, she's able to get her business up and running faster than she ever imagined.
More than $100,000 has been donated to Dunedin Hospital's children's ward.
It comes from a local supermarket, which was involved in a nationwide charity fundraiser.
A cheque was presented to medical staff at a ceremony this afternoon.
The money will be used to pay for a range of new equipment at Dunedin Hospital.
Traditional marching has been paired with more contemporary dance at the South Island Marching Championships.
The two-day event took over the Edgar Centre recently.
And while marchers paid homage to the sport's military roots, they also got their boots moving to some more modern hits.