The Arts Festival Dunedin celebrates the excellent and the extraordinary.
It was established in 1999, and since the inaugural festival in 2000 it has continued to attract local and international performers.
This year's programme was launched last week, and here to tell us what we can expect to see is festival director Nicholas McBryde.
A Dunedin bar has received a written warning for serving alcohol to an intoxicated patron during a police sting at the weekend.
Undercover police officers visited six bars in the city, some several times over.
Just one bar was found to be serving alcohol to an intoxicated patron, about 4am yesterday.
Statistics New Zealand has prosecuted dozens of people for failing to fill out forms in the latest national census.
The agency filed 99 cases in district courts throughout the country, following the census last July.
As a result, 46 people have been convicted of failing to fill out forms.
They have received fines ranging from $50 to $500.
A charity led by Dunedin tertiary students has raised more than $27,000 for World Vision.
The brains behind the initiative say it's a big achievement.
But they have plans to take it much further.
A combined choir of Otago Boys' and Girls' High School pupils has won a bronze medal in the national Big Sing competition.
The top award went to an Auckland combined choir.
The Otago Boys' and Girls' singers received one of seven bronze awards in the competition.
Dunedin man Nick Chisholm has continued to beat the odds - competing in his first bodybuilding competition this afternoon.
Chisholm deals with a condition called locked-in syndrome, meaning he is mentally alert in a body that won't respond.
And after months of training, he showed off his body in an online competition, helping to complete two world firsts.
A new generation of book-loving Kiwis is the aim behind a national festival brought to Dunedin's central city library at the weekend.
The annual Storylines Festival is part of a plan by organisers to promote reading to children.
But, as the event proved, it's not just the little ones getting behind it.
Dunedin Thunder needs to win its next game after losing to the Canterbury Red Devils at the Dunedin Ice Stadium last night.
Central Otago may have put on some of the season's best skiing conditions over the weekend.
But it was inside Forsyth Barr Stadium where some of the more extreme riders landed on Saturday night.
They competed in an indoor winch jam competition, and there was no shortage of tricks from the small field.
A Festival planned to celebrate Dunedin's Scottish Heritage will be held at the end of this month.
The event is inspired by the Dunedin Burns Club and Robert Burns Association of the Pacific Rim.
Co-ordinator Ann Barsby says Dunedin is the logical place to hold the festival, with its history and array of historic clubs and societies that are still going strong.
New research shows the winter blues are having less of an impact on the holiday park sector compared to last year.
The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for July and August indicates 64% of campers are currently more optimistic than pessimistic.
And while it is a decrease from June and July, it is 25% higher than the same period last year.
The Otago ITM cup squad will have another chance this weekend to bring the Ranfurly Shield back to Dunedin.
The side won the log of wood last year for the first time in 56 years when they beat Waikato.
However, they only held the shield for a short time, after losing to Hawkes Bay just nine days later.
Tomorrow they'll play Counties Manakau in Pukekohe.
The Dunedin City Council has called in the Police and notified the Serious Fraud Office in relation to an alleged $1.5M investigation.
Today is Cure Kids' annual red nose day appeal.
And people have been shaking the bucket around the country to fund-raise for the organisation.
But Dunedin's men and women in blue took a different approach.
An environmental programme is boosting Otago Peninsula's penguin population.
The project is seeing hundreds of new plants added to a penguin nesting area.
And Dunedin youth are leading the charge.
Another attempted ram raid burglary has occurred in the city.
Mozart's 'Magic Flute' will be performed in Dunedin tonight, for the first time since 1991.
The opera show is being put on by the University of Otago's Music Department.
And despite it being only a snippet of the full show, cast members are ready to put their practise into work.
Forsyth Barr Stadium may be nicknamed the glasshouse by many, but today it has been transformed into quite the opposite.
The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence has announced the launch of its new Families Free From Violence website.
It's been developed with the support of the 'Are You OK?' campaign.
And it encourages people to take responsibility for ending family violence in the community.
Here to tell us more is Response Co-ordinator Rob Thomson.
New research shows Maori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Maori.
A study just published by the Wellington branch of the University of Otago compared 172 Maori stomach cancer patients with 163 non-Maori patients.