A roading project in Mosgiel is being brought forward by the Dunedin City Council.
That will see more than $100,000 spent in this financial year, instead of next.
But thanks to other projects coming in under budget, the council's accounts won't suffer.
Dunedin residents are preparing to mark 100 years since soldiers landed in Gallipoli during World War One.
ANZAC Day services are expected to draw record crowds as a result of the centenary.
And with that in mind the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team braved the cold to find out if people will attend any of the local services.
With Basketball Otago still floundering, the local future of the sport is in the hands of its youngest players.
The cash-strapped franchise is slowly bouncing back, by turning its focus towards children.
And with its school holiday programme drawing large numbers, there's confidence in a bright future.
Local transport services are returning to normal after disruption as a result of the city's first snowfall for the year.
Resolving conflict peacefully is the focus of a group of Dunedin PhD students.
The University of Otago philosophy students are working alongside local activists from Oil Free Otago.
And they're keen to understand how conflict can be successfully dissolved without violence.
Dunedin's light snowfall has helped solve a burglary in North East Valley.
Police say a 38 year old Dunedin woman left footprints in the snow after allegedly stealing a laptop computer.
She reportedly stole the laptop from a car parked in the street where she lives.
And early this morning the victim of the crime followed the trail of footprints, which lead to the offender's front door.
A Dunedin city councillor is slamming the proposal to outsource kitchen work by the Southern District Health Board.
Councillor Kate Wilson's airing her concerns about what the deal could mean for struggling southern food suppliers.
But those likely to take over say the new agreement could come with many positives.
The government's investing heavily in commercial research and development.
It's putting a further $80 dollars into the Callaghan Innovation, which administers business grants.
Minister of Science and Innovation Steven Joyce says funding will benefit New Zealand companies investing in research and development.
The money will be allocated in grants over the next four years.
The safety of local adventure tourism is under the spotlight, and the subject of an industry workshop.
Representatives from the Tourism Industry Association are in Dunedin, going through best practice guidelines with local operators.
And it's all to ensure the worst case scenarios are avoided.
Members of a local country music club are taking an old-fashioned approach to fundraising.
They've held a large community garage sale to ensure the club's legacy of almost 40 years can continue.
And with club membership on the rise, there's confidence in the future of country music in the south.
A visiting international film-maker is calling for the end of marijuana prohibition in New Zealand.
He's premiering a documentary inspired by Dunedin's cannabis legalisation movement at the University of Otago.
And with drug law reform a hot topic, he says the status quo is doing more harm than good.
The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust is ramping up efforts to raise money to save Dunedin's only therapeutic swimming pool from closure.
Trust secretary and treasurer Neville Martin is here to give us an update on how things are going.
A scaled down search continues for a woman missing in Dunedin now for two weeks.
Local electrical apprentices are testing themselves in a long-running annual competition.
A handful of regional participants will be selected to compete in the national finals next month.
And the competitors, of a high standard, are believed to have a bright future ahead of them.
A pair of Otago curlers are off to Russia to represent New Zealand in a world tournament.
Before jetting off, they've taken time out of their busy training schedule to attend a curling clinic in Dunedin.
And they hope to inspire some newcomers to the sport.
The first of this year's major international concerts at Forsyth Barr Stadium is being hailed as a success, fuelling hopes for future gigs.
This year's best efforts by community groups and organisations are about to be publicly recognised in an awards ceremony.
Judging has just taken place for the local Trustpower awards.
And although judges can't spill the beans yet, they're spreading word about one exciting development.
Musicians and fans alike have come together to enjoy a taste of the modern Dunedin sound.
The 7th annual Feastock concert brought a large crowd of people to a local backyard.
And with the event going from strength to strength, organisers are hopeful about what the future has in store.
Dunedin police hope to speak with more people in relation to a fatal road crash in Mosgiel.
88 year old Mosgiel man Rex Sheldon died in Dunedin Hospital on Saturday, as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
It occurred at the intersection of Bush and Gordon roads just before 3pm on Friday.
The need for more accommodation in Dunedin is evident in the increasing number of visitors staying in the city.
The latest data from Statistics New Zealand shows commercial guest nights across Otago are rising each year.
For the month of February they were up 5.7%.
And a slightly lower increase was also recorded in January.