A Dunedin woman faces several charges after she was allegedly found showering in a stranger's home.
The 28 year old was arrested on Saturday after being found in a South Dunedin house by the owner.
Police say the woman thought she was at the home of an acquaintance, and they suspect she was affected by drugs or medication.
A new x-ray machine has been installed at Dunedin International Airport, to enhance customs checks.
The biosecurity machine will help ensure international passengers arriving at the airport don't bring pests or diseases into the country.
It has been installed by the Ministry for Primary Industries, and replaces an older model.
Retired Dunedin businessman and philanthropist Graeme Marsh has become the first Honorary Doctor of Commerce from the University of Otago.
He was given the title at the university's graduation over the weekend.
Marsh first graduated from Otago with a degree in accounting, and has held many positions on university boards and committees.
It's the time of year when thousands of local university students graduate, but not before a last word of advice from their superiors.
Professor Robert Patman has just given a graduation address, about the transformative power of education.
And he joins us to explore that subject further.
A local child counselling service is appealing for financial help to keep its doors open.
The Chatbus charity has held its annual street appeal.
And it's hoped that will pay off, because the organisation needs more than $100,000 to cover its costs next year.
Prime Minister John Key has been in town, but he's kept his visit quiet.
It's understood he was involved in several private meetings.
There was no official word of his visit to Dunedin, and he didn't make any public appearances.
His last public visit to the city was in mid-September.
Hundreds of Dunedin school children have taken part in a street parade.
It's been held to celebrate the kids who give up their time to run road patrols at their schools.
And amidst the fun was a serious safety message.
A record-breaking graduation has been held in Dunedin, for Otago Polytechnic students.
The five people charged in relation to a murder near Oamaru last September have just been found guilty in the High Court at Dunedin.
The jury delivered the verdicts this afternoon, after a nine-week trial.
Four young men from Oamaru and Palmerston have been convicted of the murder of Justin McFarlane.
And a Timaru woman has been convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
A huge amount of food has been donated by Dunedin residents to the city's four main foodbanks.
Goods were collected by emergency service personnel and volunteers in a city-wide appeal.
And that's set to bring Christmas cheer to those less fortunate within the community.
A business case for privatising the food service at Dunedin Hospital is likely to go ahead.
The Southern District Health Board is pursuing the plan, and will consult staff in February.
If privatisation of the food service stacks up as expected, it will be implemented.
The health board estimates it will save almost a million dollars in the first year with a private provider.
A survey of non-profit organisations in Dunedin has revealed a concerning trend.
Many are struggling financially, with higher demand for services and a drop in resources.
And that's prompted suggestions for drastic change, but that's not likely to be embraced by all.
A report by University of Otago researchers is casting doubt over the judicial system.
In particular, it raises serious concerns about a new law around preventative detention.
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan is one of the authors of the report, and he's here to explain.
The promotion and sale of alcohol at two local supermarkets is coming under scrutiny.
Renewed liquor licence applications are being considered for the Countdown supermarkets in the city centre and Mornington.
Alcohol is one of the first things presented to shoppers inside the supermarkets.
And the location of alcohol within the stores is a concern for health and licensing officials.
A new scooter track has been officially opened at Grants Braes School in Waverley.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the occasion, and a special guest was on hand to show pupils his skills on the half-pipe.
Dunedin police have arrested and charged five people in relation to the discovery of drugs and ammunition.
Police raided six properties within the city and seized ammunition, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
Three men and two women are now facing a raft of associated charges.
They're all due to appear in the Dunedin District Court over the next few working days.
Abbotsford School pupils have brought some Christmas cheer to the central city.
Dozens of children visited St Paul's Cathedral in the Octagon, for a festive choir showcase.
And while they were excited to perform classic carols, some of their favourites may surprise.
The average house price in Dunedin has fallen by 3%, compared to this time last year.
But there's been a slight monthly increase, and the number of sales is also up across the city.
Agents say first home buyers are more active throughout Otago than they have been in a while.
But the number of active investors has dwindled slightly.