The government is going through the process of inviting petroleum companies to bid for next year's exploration rights.
It's known as the petroleum block offer, and in the past it's been met with support as well as resistance from the Dunedin community.
So now the city council is seeking public feedback on the issue, to include within its own submission.
The country's first ''Gigatown'' is set to be crowned in just over a week.
It follows months of online competition between New Zealand towns and cities, with supporters completing quizzes, and battling on social media.
But there's still one last important step before the winner is decided.
Otago's top primary school athletes have been squaring off in Dunedin.
Hundreds of students from across the region met at the Caledonian Ground for the Otago Athletics Championships.
And it seems some kids have even made it into the record books.
It's World Prematurity Day, and staff at Dunedin Hospital have teamed up to shine a light on premature birth.
They're hoping to give locals a glimpse into the reality of early births.
An annual event which raises thousands of dollars for the local hospice is about to take place around Dunedin.
It's the Otago Community Hospice Charity Cruise, and Ken Schumacher is here to tell us all about it.
Dunedin motorists have been dealing with restricted traffic flow on the Southern Motorway, as the Caversham Highway upgrade progresses.
Dunedin's second annual pride festival has drawn to a close, but not without a bit of a shindig.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life gathered in the Octagon to celebrate and learn more about the local queer community.
And it wasn't all fun and frivolity - a new diversity strategy was also released, quickly gaining mayoral support.
Dunedin residents have played a critical role in the development of a new vaccine for rotavirus.
They've gathered at the University of Otago's Hunter Centre to hear about the huge success of an associated clinical trial.
And it seems they have plenty to be proud of in regards to their contributions.
There's been increased focus on the amount of waste generated in Dunedin and abroad by the fashion industry.
It's been highlighted by a local fashion designer, to coincide with Recycling Week in New Zealand.
The zero-waste movement is picking up traction throughout the city, with people of all ages and vocations becoming involved.
Permanent speed humps are about to be installed in Lovelock Avenue, to increase safety for visitors and staff at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
Three Dunedin teenagers have appeared in court in relation to an aggravated robbery at the weekend.
The youths were found hiding up a tree after the reported incident, and were arrested by police.
Inspector Amelia Steel says the teenagers allegedly robbed a man by threatening him with a screwdriver, in South Dunedin on Friday night.
It's been two years since Bradken announced it would move its Dunedin operations to the Hillside Workshops foundry.
But the global company seems unable to sell its long-time premises in Tewsley Street.
Bradken signed a five-year agreement with KiwiRail to lease the Hillside foundry.
It planned to move its entire operation to the site, and expand capacity.
There's been good and bad news for the Dunedin business sector recently, with the closure of some operations and expansion of others.
Des Adamson is the manager of economic development at Enterprise Dunedin, and he's here to tell us about the state of business in the city.
The catalogue for Dunedin public libraries is temporarily disabled, while a new system is being installed.
A new version of the library management system means users will have improved search capability.
People will be able to access all library items through the new catalogue, as well as a wide range of texts from databases in New Zealand and around the world.
The last month has seen fresh fruit and vegetables become cheaper throughout the country.
Prices fell the most for tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce.
There was an increase in the overall cost of other food items however, with chocolate, milk and meat all more expensive during October.
Public consultation on a major Southern District Health Board plan is under way.
And that's seen DHB representatives head to a local marae for feedback.
With a week to go before talks on the draft strategic health services plan end, city residents are being urged to voice their opinions.
A leading Dunedin academic is hosting a major conference on war memorialisation in the city.
Moana Pool has reached a major milestone - with staff celebrating 50 years since it was opened on this day in 1964.
The pool replaced the old Tepid Pools in Moray Place, which closed as population pressure became too much.
And for years now Moana Pool has been a hive of activity, regularly used by a variety of groups and individuals throughout the city.
It's the 50th anniversary of the South Island branch of the Jowett car club, and members have flocked to Dunedin for a celebratory rally.
That's led to some fierce competition, as the classic car enthusiasts battled it out across an obstacle course to prove their might.
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is losing its curator of seven years.
He's leaving Dunedin to lead the Ilam School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University.
It's an exciting move for the long-time art lover, but one that's tinged with sadness.