The Dunedin City Council has released the results of its latest residents' opinion survey, conducted by independent firm Key Research.
Each year the council's required to undertake some form of performance measure, and it's conducted the residents' survey accordingly since 1994.
And this year's results show some positive trends.
Pressure is mounting on the Dunedin City Council to reverse its recent decision to close off part of a South Dunedin street.
Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital got a warm surprise this afternoon.
They were each hand delivered a special beanie by two Highlanders and the ladies who knitted them.
And while knitting can prove a challenge for many, the women had to overcome an even harder obstacle.
A leading British doctor has taken up residence in Dunedin, as the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the University of Otago.
Professor Tim Stokes comes from the University of Birmingham, where he was the senior clinical lecturer in primary care.
He joins us to talk about the move to Dunedin and his new job.
Dunedin children are learning to protect the environment through an innovative programme being offered by Keep Dunedin Beautiful.
It involves actors going into the classroom, and engaging pupils through humour.
And it's proving to be a popular lesson.
Today marks the end of Ramadan in New Zealand, a celebration for all Muslims after a month of fasting.
And those living in Dunedin were keen to share their joy in public.
Taieri has once again returned to the top of premier rugby in Dunedin, winning Saturday's final by a record margin.
The Eels won the match 51 points to 6 against University, claiming their third title in the last four years.
And despite a loss in round one of the competition, the Taieri captain says it's been a fantastic year.
Dunedin leaders are preparing to visit two sister cities in Scotland and Japan as part of a mayoral delegation.
Mayor Dave Cull will lead the delegation, to Edinburgh and Otaru.
City councillors Neville Peat and Andrew Noone are also going.
They'll be joined by Dunedin City Council community advisor Cara Paterson.
The value of exported goods has fallen 7.4% in the June quarter.
The seasonally adjusted value of exports was $12.4b.
The drop follows a small increase in the March quarter, and large increases in the September and December quarters.
Dairy prices have contributed to the decrease, with milk powder, butter and cheese down 8.1%.
That's a drop of $335m.
Logs, meat and fruit also fell.
It seems the Dunedin City Council is getting cold feet about being responsible for public transport.
The council initially looked at taking over operation of the city's public transport system from July next year.
But now it's in favour of delaying that start date, until at least 2017.
The Dunedin City Council has appointed a new director of Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, following the departure of Linda Wigley last September.
A Dunedin man has been awarded the title of Amateur Landscape Photographer of the Year.
The award was part of New Zealand's largest annual competition for amateur photographers.
Winner Michael Sutton joins us to talk about his accolade.
Members of the public are being urged to take care on walking tracks around the city after several possum traps were found in North Dunedin.
Fifteen leg hold traps were found in the town belt bush area beside Opoho Park on Wednesday.
And after similar incidents last year, Dunedin City Council staff think they know why the traps are being set.
The cleanliness of Dunedin has been brought into question.
The issue has come up at a meeting of the Dunedin City Council's Infrastructure Services Committee.
And contrary to what staff are used to - it wasn't a member of the public complaining.
Dunedin police are investigating a number of burglaries, of homes and vehicles over the last few days.
The September elections are drawing closer and political leaders are making their push to be re-elected.
And with politics comes controversy, so we're here to catch up with ODT political editor Dene Mackenzie to see who's polling well, and who might struggle leading up to September.
Dunedin research has found that school children can combine study with part-time work, and not suffer any long-term disadvantages.
The study was conducted by University of Otago researchers.
They analysed data from the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.
The Reserve Bank governor has raised the official cash rate, as expected.
He also signalled a pause in rate hikes, to assess the impact of moves so far this year.
The Kiwi dollar sank after he said its strength was unjustified, and that the currency could have a significant fall.
The quarter point increase in the official cash rate to 3.5% was forecast by economists.
Staff and users of Dunedin's physiotherapy pool are exploring options to save the historic facility.
The Southern District Health Board plans to close the pool in December because it's too expensive to run and needs an upgrade.
But dozens are eager to find a solution, as it means more to the city than many may think.
The Dunedin City Council is considering whether to close part of the Octagon to traffic, as part of a pedestrianisation trial.