Weather permitting you won't see the moon tonight, when you look up at the sky.
That's because it'll be hiding in the earth's shadow.
And one man who'll be casting his eyes skyward has just returned from Shanghai, where planets and astronomy was all that was talked about.
Dunedin police are crediting ''good old fashioned police work'' for the quick capture of a man alleged to have held up a Highcliff Road dairy yesterday afternoon.
At around 2pm a man armed with a knife entered the Shiel Hill Food Centre and demanded money and cigarettes from a woman behind the counter.
A quantity of cigarettes was taken during the robbery.
Some buyer resistance to prices is emerging in the Otago rural real estate market, despite solid localised activity for sheep and beef farms.
That came through in the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's rural report for the three months to March.
Nationwide there were 1,842 farms sold in the year to March, 28.5% more than the year before.
Otago cricketer Mark Craig is one of two new faces named in the New Zealand test squad to face the West Indies next month.
Twenty-seven year old Craig was named after a stand-out Plunket Shield performance, taking 22 wickets for Otago.
Head coach Mark Hesson said Craig, who is a right arm off-spinner, will be valuable against the West Indies left-handed heavy top order batting line-up.
A montage of the Royal visit at the weekend.
Police say a young man with a knife has held up a Dunedin dairy this afternoon.
Making it to the finals of the Royal Rippa Rugby Tournament was quite an achievement for young players at the weekend.
What made it even more special was the addition of some All Blacks and a couple of royals to the coaching teams.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as All Blacks Richie McCaw and Ben Smith took it in their stride to coach the under 7's players.
Labour leader David Cunliffe delivered a key piece of the party's health policy on the steps of the Dunedin Municipal Chambers today.
He visited the city that is hosting three political leaders this week, as national elections draw near.
His plan to extend a national bowel cancer screening programme will cost $14 million, but how it will be paid for is information still to come.
Lots of rain and plenty of sun marked March in Dunedin, but it was strong wind that buffeted the city today.
Dunedin's Hyde Street keg party was a sea of colour on Saturday, with more than 3,000 dressed-up students attending.
Police, pilots and superheroes were just some of the costumes.
However, despite an official invitation, the Duke and Duchess failed to make an appearance.
It may have been cold in the city over the weekend but Royal fever was at an all time high, as thousands of people turned out to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The couple had a brief but busy itinerary in the city.
Dunedin's multi-storey harbourside hotel appears to be dead in the water.
Just before this bulletin went to air, development company Betterways sent a copy of a letter noting a memorandum of understanding deadline had passed.
The company signed the memorandum with the council earlier this year, amid hopes the $100 million project could find a way forward.
Highlanders lock Brad Thorn will likely miss the remainder of the Super 15 season.
Thorn ruptured his right distal bicep in the side's win over the Blue Bulls on Friday night.
He is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next few days, but due to the nature of the injury and expected recovery period, it is unlikely he will return this season.
The Otago Regional Council will this week consider handing over the city's bus network to the Dunedin City Council.
A report to a meeting of the ORC says staff meetings have been held in the last six months to study the issue, after the DCC expressed interest in the idea.
New Zealand's services sector had a comeback in March, after an unexpected dip in February.
The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index shows the sector, which accounts for about two thirds of the economy, had a reading of 58.3.
A reading of 50 or higher indicates the sector is in expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates a contraction.
A tiny Otago Peninsula community is celebrating two decades of ownership of its historic local buildings.
Twenty years ago the Pukehiki community paid 10c for its local church, though keeping it, the local hall and tiny library standing has cost much more.
This weekend Pukehiki is inviting the city to see what can be done with a close community and a commitment to its heritage.
Work to stop debris falling onto Shore Street's new cycleway-walkway is expected to be complete next week.
Raising money for peer support network CanTeen and completing a paper in a university qualification went hand in hand today.
Students from a marketing paper and members of CanTeen's Otago/Southland branch jumped on bikes in the Meridian Mall to pedal the day away.
Their efforts drew significant sponsorship and support from local businesses.
Green Party list MP Steffan Browning is in Dunedin tobr /
talk about research on GE food and changes to the food bill.
The Blenheim-based MP joins us tonight to tell us all about it.
With over 24 different nationalities, George Street Normal School has a lot of international flavour.