Last week it was suggested an Otago airline should be established, after several international flights from Dunedin were scrapped.
The idea received mixed reactions, with some praising it as an innovative solution and others ridiculing the proposition.
So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to the central city to ask people what they think.
Statistics New Zealand has released new information, showing almost one in four New Zealanders were identified as being disabled last year.
The findings show a 20% increase since a similar disability survey in 2001.
Chris Ford of the Disabled Persons Assembly joins us to talk about the issues around disability in New Zealand.
Dunedin police have arrested two local teenagers linked to a series of burglaries in the city.
The male offenders - aged 17 and 18 - were caught red-handed as they burgled the Carisbrook Hotel late last night.
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken says the teenagers, both from Mornington, admitted to a number of other recent burglaries, including two of a business in Turakina Road.
Shares in the Warehouse Group have reached an 18-month low, as the stock was downgraded by Craigs Investment Partners.
The downgrade came after the Warehouse Group cut its full-year earnings forecast, saying it had to discount winter clothing and homeware because of warmer weather.
Despite debt over the Forsyth Barr Stadium, the majority of Dunedin City Councillors are happy with the city's finances.
Councillors have approved a 3% rates increase for the next financial year, and adopted a budget drafted through the annual plan process.
And in doing so, they have delivered on some long-held promises.
Dunedin police are looking for a 15 year old girl who is on the run with ten criminal charges to her name.
A Logan Park High School pupil is among five Kiwi teenagers picked to attend the World Science Conference in Israel.
Mathew Denys will fly to Jerusalem in August for the conference.
And he's excited at the chance to meet some of the top scientists from around the globe.
A new programme designed to get younger sports people on the podium is about to receive some much needed funding in Dunedin.
High Performance Sport New Zealand made a presentation to the Dunedin City Council yesterday, outlining its latest report.
And with sporting success in the city growing, the organisation hopes its new programme will work well into the future.
Matariki is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate the start of the traditional Maori year.
Today pupils from one local school performed a kapa haka at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, as part of the city's month-long Matariki festival.
And their teacher says the occasion is important in more ways than one.
The Dunedin City Council has taken action to show it's serious about creativity in the city.
It has approved a draft arts and culture strategy for public consultation.
And that may see local artists getting more recognition and support for their work.
About 10,000 people braved the wintry conditions and packed the Octagon on Saturday night.
They were there to celebrate the 18th Mid-Winter Carnival, which saw more than 400 lanterns light the central city.
But despite record participation numbers, not everything went to plan.
Leading Dunedin researchers from the University of Otago are presenting their findings to a distinguished audience this week.
Dunedin's Orphans Aid Op-Shop is up and running in a new location thanks to local volunteers.
The new store opened to the public earlier today.
And Orphans Aid staff say it's humbling to see how much support the community has to offer.
More than 100 juniors vied for glory at the Robocup Otago competition held in Dunedin at the weekend.
Established in 2006, the event is now more popular than ever.
And winners are now preparing to take their robotics skills to the next level.
Saturday was International Ocean Sampling Day - the largest global effort to collect data for marine science in a single day.
The University of Otago was one of two New Zealand institutions involved.
Dr Federico Baltar led the university's team of scientists, and he joins us to talk about the project.
While many danced in the streets on Saturday night, a smaller crowd danced under water on Sunday.
More than 50 competitors took part in the South Island Synchronised Swimming Championships held at Moana Pool.
And with nationals a goal for many later this year, competition was fierce.
Each year the Dunedin Medieval and Renaissance Society makes the most of mid-winter to perform public displays of forgotten arts.
This year's offering had a dark side, timed to perfection for the year's shortest day.
And it seems the society could be sparking a revived love of eras past.
Dunedin police are investigating several burglaries of businesses, including two central city retail stores.
Threads and Shanton were burgled and ransacked on the same night recently, and hundreds of dollars in cash was stolen.
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken says it appears the Threads store was broken into first, and an offender then gained access to Shanton via a ceiling space.
New Zealand's annual migration has reached its highest level in more than a decade, which is expected to drive up demand in the domestic economy.
There were more than 36,000 migrants in the year to May, and the Treasury expects migration to peak at just over 38,000 in the 12 months to September.
This week is World Elder Abuse Awareness Week, and volunteers in Dunedin have been collecting donations in association with the cause.
Money will go towards elder abuse awareness programmes and services offered by Age Concern Otago.
Social Worker Marie Bennett joins us to talk about elder abuse and how it can be addressed.