Dunedin's in the firing line of mass devastation, if the worst effects of climate change are realised.
And the Dunedin City Council is calling on the government to address that, at a global summit.
It's a topic close to the heart of one councillor, who's made an emotional request.
Upgrades of Exchange Square and the Warehouse Precinct are being fast-tracked by the city council.
Just over a million dollars of work is proposed, to prevent urban decay.
And while most councillors support the move, they're asking for public opinion.
Power has been restored to all Dunedin residents, following widespread outages as a result of the southerly storm.
Thousands of consumers lost electricity as wind and lightning brought down power lines and transformers.
The last residents to be reconnected received power late last night, though some are still being supplied electricity through temporary generators.
The Dunedin District Court awaits an 18 year old local man, charged in relation to a serious assault.
The teenager handed himself into police, following an incident in which a 55 year old man was beaten in a George Street alley.
The older man was left with eight fractures to his skull, and the teenager is charged with aggravated robbery.
Local nurses and midwives are embroiled in a national pay negotiation, set to come to a head this week.
Many nurses and midwives working for the Southern District Health Board are members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
The organisation is negotiating with all DHBs over wage increases and improved employment conditions.
Dozens of Dunedin residents remain without power on the city's coldest day so far this year.
Lightning strikes, power outages and road closures are all part of the wintry storm enveloping the city.
And with more cold weather expected, police hope the Antarctic blast prompts residents to get prepared.
Dunedin medical students are tackling children's fear of the doctor by running a teddy bear hospital.
The annual initiative helps young children feel more comfortable around doctors and medical equipment.
And for the students it's a rare opportunity to get real-world paediatric experience.
A local dancing duo is preparing to make a mark on the international stage.
The two dancers have crafted a unique number for an Australian festival.
And they're looking to challenge ideas about disabled people along the way.
The best bird in Dunedin has been crowned at the local poultry, pigeon and cage bird club's annual show.
This year the title's gone to a pekin, and the chook's had plenty of competition to fend off.
A Dunedin teenager remains in a serious condition in hospital, following a brutal attack outside a party.
The 17-year-old boy underwent surgery yesterday, for a badly fractured jaw.
He was beaten by four or five other teenage males outside a Malvern Street house, while a party was taking place nearby on Saturday night.
Another local business has been the target of an aggravated robbery.
Police say a man entered a dairy on Prince Albert Road and threatened the shopkeeper with a weapon just before 9pm on Saturday.
The offender didn't steal anything, or harm the shopkeeper.
It's the second aggravated robbery of a Dunedin business within a week.
Almost $1.5m is being doled out to Dunedin health researchers.
The money's divided between 22 local academics working at the University of Otago.
It comes from the Lottery Grants Board, to support studies aimed at improving New Zealanders' health.
All up the Dunedin researchers are receiving just over $1.4m.
Asbestos fibres found at Forrester Park are likely to be buried, as the Dunedin City Council consults experts on the matter.
Part of the BMX track at the park is cordoned off in the meantime.
Material containing asbestos was discovered in the soil by volunteers working to extend the track.
A new health centre is to be established in Caversham, to provide free or low-cost care to those most in need.
Otago Medical School dean Professor Peter Crampton is involved in the project, and he joins us to explain what it's all about.
Government help for Dunedin's poorest residents won't go far enough.
That's the message from members of a local child poverty group.
They've analysed the latest welfare package, and say the government needs to do more.
Dunedin's Chinese and Maori communities are being brought together by the latest street art project.
It's brightening a part of the city with historical significance to both groups of residents.
And the art piece is another jewel in the crown of what's becoming the local creative quarter.
More work will be done to investigate the possibility of putting a public library inside the South Dunedin Mall.
Thousands of books are luring Dunedin residents into the Regent Theatre, for the city's annual 24 hour book sale.
A peaceful cartoon contest run through the University of Otago is attracting national attention.
Inspired by the recent Charlie Hebdo case, it's about the ability of cartoons to incite a variety of reactions, including violent ones.
And organisers hope to influence the opposite in Dunedin.
Vanuatuan victims of Cyclone Pam are benefiting from the generosity of Dunedin students.
A group of creative students have made soft toys to fundraise for those impacted by the disaster.
And some colourful new friends have been made along the way.