An Otago University student has just returned to Dunedin from the Abel Tasman National Park, where she took part in a conservation campaign.
Bokyong Mun spent three days paddling a kayak made of recycled materials around the coastal reserve.
A proposal to extend the existing alcohol ban to include a notorious party flat has been abandoned by the Dunedin City Council.
Councillors instead want to see a review of the entire liquor ban area.
But there's debate about when that should happen, with new liquor laws about to be adopted.
Protesters have delivered an anti-government message to the office of local National MP Michael Woodhouse.
Dunedin's budding entrepreneurs are buzzing from their big boost at a business start-up event.
Mentoring from established professionals has kick-started several commercial proposals.
And event organisers say that's proof of the fact that anyone can start a business.
The Dunedin City Council is spending over half a million dollars on a pipeline renewal project in Pine Hill.
Over the next two months, the 60 year old water pipelines in the area will be replaced.
And it's hoped the work will have additional benefits, helping reduce the risk of flooding in the north end.
Neighbours Day celebrations are providing an opportunity for South Dunedin residents to learn about community safety.
People from various emergency and community groups have gathered for a neighbourhood safety expo, to introduce locals to their services.
Musicians from across Otago and Southland have converged on Mosgiel for a brass band competition.
Organisers say local bands came out tops in the B and C grade contests, although the skill on display was universally impressive.
Shots from the week that was, set to music by Fleetwood Mac.
Local primary school pupils are sleeping rough to raise money for Cyclone Pam victims.
Sacred Heart pupils are constructing cardboard shelters to sleep in, showing solidarity with those who've lost everything.
It's a quirky twist on the common sleepover, with a sobering lesson attached.
Hundreds of locals have already signed up to the city's new gigabit speed internet network.
And more is being done to push that number higher, ensuring the city develops digitally.
An international technology expert is providing an insight into Dunedin's digital future, through a public training workshop.
An 18 year old Dunedin man is facing an assault charge, after allegedly punching a local police officer.
The incident is said to have occurred at Starters Bar, where police were called last night to deal with reports of disorder.
It's alleged the teenager punched the police officer several times at the pub.
A survey of Otago businesses shows many are struggling to find the time and money for successful development.
Almost all expect profit to either stay the same or increase this year.
But little things are going out the window, and some of the country's top professionals are responding to the call for help.
Dunedin residents are being asked for feedback on the city council's draft long term plan.
The document lays out DCC budgets for the next decade, and outlines how local government debt will be reduced.
It also sets limits on the rates locals will pay.
Consultation on the long term plan officially opens tomorrow, and runs until April 28th.
The University of Otago has just announced a major landscaping project, costing $7.8m.
Work will begin next week, and is expected to finish in January next year.
The project includes new paving and outdoor seating areas, as well as a community garden.
The Union Street bridge will be earthquake strengthened, and more cycling infrastructure will be added on campus.
A Carisbrook School cycling project is being given a significant kickstart.
The removal of plants and shrubs from the Gladstone Road railway corridor has angered some Mosgiel residents.
Lester Harvey has spent years co-ordinating beautification efforts in the area, and hopes a meeting with KiwiRail will lead to a positive outcome.
There's more competition than ever before in the local electricity market, with 16 different providers for Dunedin residents to choose from.
A University of Otago professor is urging the government to speed up the rollout of a plain packaging law for tobacco products.
The government's put the brakes on a proposal to ban tobacco branding, following a legal challenge to a similar law in Australia.
But local anti-smoking advocates want the law to be taken even further.
Otago Settlers Association members are beginning to plan what's next for Toitu after receiving an ongoing bequest from a wealthy Dunedin man.
The association's just received $12,000 from the Darcy Christopher Foundation.
And while previous foundation grants have gone toward redeveloping the settlers museum, this time it's hoped the money will be used differently.
The artistic creativity of a group of Dunedin high school students is being shown to the public.
Bayfield High School's art department is holding its annual exhibition of student work.
And those running the show say it's a glimpse into what's going on inside the minds of senior pupils.