A proposal to extend the current liquor ban restriction to include North Dunedin is expected to be poured down the drain.
The OUSA wants to be able to keep making noise later in the evening during orientation events at the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The student body has lodged an objection to conditions of consent imposed on two events.
It sought consent today to allow the events to run until midnight - in breach of the rules.
University of Otago researchers have developed a new weapon in the battle to make New Zealand's roads safe for cyclists.
It is an online map showing recorded incidents of cyclists injured or killed after a motorist has opened a car door in front of them.
And the map's developers hope the popular nature of the software used will mean the publicly available tool gets widespread use.
The Dunedin City Council is set to approve a new strategy to look after the social wellbeing of residents.
The council will on Monday vote on whether to adopt the Social Wellbeing Strategy, after more than a year of work and public consultation.
That consultation included questions on whether the council had a role in social wellbeing.
93% of people answered it should.
The unemployment rate stands at 6.9%.
That figure translates to 90,000 young Kiwis not in education, training or work.
The Altitude programme aims to help turn those statistics around on a local level.
And it assisted 60% of last year's intake into jobs or further training.
A drop in the unemployment rate has been offset by figures showing fewer people are working, and fewer are looking for work.
The unemployment rate fell to 6.9% in the December quarter, down from 7.3% in September.
The figures have been attacked by opposition parties, with Labour saying a decrease of 33,000 in the work force points to a stagnant economy, with the Government to blame.
New Zealand Post has proposed cutting the number of days it delivers mail from six days a week to three.
Mail volumes last year were down 24% because of email and other digital technologies.
So the 9 Local News Word on the Street team decided to ask if the proposed change would affect you.
Dunedin-based Greens co-leader Metiria Turei will be the first leader of her party to speak at the Waitangi Day dawn service.
The new school year is under way and Police are warning they will be monitoring motorists as they drop off and pick up outside schools.
They warn younger children are easily distracted, and struggle to judge the speed of moving vehicles.
The Speed Kills Road Safety Campaign targets drivers who speed near schools, and aims to avoid the very real possibility of tragedy.
Dunedin woke this morning to an unexpected return of winter conditions in what was supposed to be the middle of summer.
What MetService says was a pool of cold air moving up the country led to the low temperatures.
The southerly weather pattern saw the mercury drop to 7.8 degrees in the city as the sun rose.
Heavy machinery is making big changes to the Water of Leith, as flood protection work continues.
Salary and wage rates in New Zealand increased 1.8% in the 12 months to December.
But the latest Labour Cost Index shows the 3% mean increase for salary and wage rates is the lowest since the year 2000.
The figures have prompted a reaction from the Council of Trade Unions.
The CTU says wage increases are not doing what is necessary to raise living standards for New Zealand families.
Who or what is a 'Forkboy'?
On one level, it's an exhibition by a local artist which brings up a lot of questions.
On another level, the Curator describes a 'candy-coated dream element' of beauty in the work which becomes progressively dismantled into something much darker.
Things have been heating up since Presbyterian Support Otago was dropped by the Southern District Health Board, as provider for elderly health care.
The organisation sought legal advice, which found flaws in the contract process. They've also staged a rally in support of their services.
The Forsyth Barr Stadium roof has kept tongues wagging in Dunedin since the idea was just a twinkle in the eye of its developers.
Praise has been heaped upon it for its weather-proofing abilities, but the roof has also prompted outrage for its part in the stadium's cost.
Now stadium managers have found what they think is a way to make the roof make some money.
A montage of showjumping from the weekend's competition help at the Mosgiel Aamp;P Showgrounds
Rain over the last 24 hours has lessened concerns about water levels in Dunedin reservoirs.
The Portobello Aquarium may be closed to the public, but still has a lot of research and education programmes running.
The centre has received grants totalling $170,000 to keep up their important work.
A Dunedin man was attacked and robbed shortly after taking money out of an ATM machine early yesterday.
The 23 year old had taken cash from the machine on Princes Street at 5.30 am.
He was accosted in lower Dowling Street shortly after by a man who asked him for money.
English band the Hollies entertained an enthusiastic crowd on Friday night, with a two hour celebration of their fans favourite hits.
The band was part of the Brit-pop revolution during the 1960's, and enjoyed a record breaking 22 Top Ten songs.
Stadium officials say the event did more than break even and they're hailing the night as a great success.