A stained glass window destined to adorn the hallway of Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit is nearing completion.
The work by a local stained glass painter is not just for decoration, it has a significant spiritual meaning behind it.
Aoraki Mt Cook is about to shrink by 30 metres - officially, that is - after new measurements by the Otago National School of Surveying.
Researcher Dr Pascal Sirguey joins us this evening to explain how the height was ascertained, and where the 30 metres of mountain has gone.
A widened cycleway along Portsmouth Drive is close to completion, with workers braving the elements as they reach the end of the project.
The Highlanders will kick off their 2014 season next month with a new look line-up after last year's disappointing campaign.
Their first official match will be at home against the Auckland Blues, a team that features league convert Benji Marshall.
One Highlanders players who's fit and ready for the season, though, is telling Benji he better be ready.
Dunedin based artist Stanley Manthyng's first solo exhibition in the city is a collection of work based on famous people who've influenced him as a performer.
The Otago University Students Association is hoping the economy picks up this year, after a $700,000 drop in student earnings last year.
Student Job Search figures show students earned $7.3m in 2013, down nine percent on 2012.
Placements, and the number of weeks worked, fell 4% and 5% respectively.
The average earning per placement fell four percent to $1,766.
Commercial guest night numbers in New Zealand remain at a record high level, but the trend for the south appears to be flattening.
November figures show a good month for international visitor arrivals, something reflected in a large increase in international guest nights.
A tight-knit community in the small and picturesque suburb of St Leonards woke this morning shocked at the deaths of a man and two small children.
The children died of shotgun blasts, as did the 51 year old man, who was confirmed this morning to have breached protection orders late last year.
New University of Otago research has shown people of mixed-race are considered more attractive, unless those judging are thinking about what racial group the person belongs to.
The research has been carried out by Prof Jamin Halberstadt of the department of psychology and another researcher from the University of California in San Diego.
One year ago the Otago Volts stormed to victory at home in the domestic twenty20 final against Wellington.
This Saturday they will look to replicate that result and return home as defending champions.
The side say they are confident of going back to back, but are making no secret of their intentions beyond this weekend.
University students are busy moving in or out of flats at this time of year.
For some it can be straightforward - for others it's a nightmare.
As another year starts, the University of Otago's Student Services is warning students to be vigilant.
The organisation says some landlords are great, but others are anything but.
One of New Zealand's motorcycle racing superstars was in town today, recounting tales of his thrills and spills on the Grand Prix Circuit.
Graeme Croz Crosby hopped off big-time bike racing in 1982, and these days he enjoys sharing memories of time in the fast lane.
A national domestic abuse charity says the deaths in St Leonards are a stark reminder of how far New Zealand has to go until women are safe in their homes.
Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday, or Shine, says the incident is also a reminder a protection order is only a piece of paper.
Australians are looking at the New Zealand economy with some envy, as the kiwi dollar edges closer to parity with its Australian counterpart.
The kiwi hit an eight-year high compared to the Australian dollar yesterday, rising close to AUS94c.
Australian media are reporting New Zealand's economic forecast is one of the world's strongest.
New Zealand's tallest peak Mt Cook will officially drop in height following new research at Otago University.
The peak also known as Aoraki is set to fall by 30 metres, after an Otago-led climbing expedition in November did an analysis using GPS data.
The mountain was listed at 3,754 metres above sea level in 1991, but is now said to be 30 metres shorter.
The results are out for thousands of NCEA students and the website delivering the good or bad news was coping well with demand.
Last year a flood of traffic caused the NZQA site to crash, but there have been no reported issues today.
And for one local high school pupil the wait for her results was well worth it.
The year may have only just kicked in for most people, but the DCC is about to head straight into meetings to plan its multi-million dollar budget for the next financial year.
And the heat is on its new chief executive to keep it tight, as demands for financial restraint continue.
And the result will affect every home-owner directly in the hip pocket.
Road users in North Dunedin and those heading north out of the city may experience some short delays due to roadworks this week.
Some of New Zealand's best young ice hockey talent has been put to the test in Dunedin over the past five days.
They have been skating up a storm as part of the U16 New Zealand trials.
And they are in the city because of the quality of one of our venues.
An organisation that takes food from businesses for redistribution to those in need has shifted a remarkable 50 tonnes of food since it began in 2012.
Foodshare collects unwanted food from supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses, and redistributes it to agencies which run food banks or distribute to the hungry.