Medical specialists and smoke-free campaigners have joined forces to get locals to give up tobacco.
It's National Anaesthesia Day, and the link between smoking and surgery is being highlighted.
And doctors running celebrations in Dunedin hope they can help reduce the number of smokers in the city accordingly.
An upgrade of electricity infrastructure is being undertaken in North East Valley.
A student association formed in the 1960's is about to celebrate a major milestone.
The Otago Polytechnic Students' Association is turning 50years old.
Former presidents and executives are gathering this weekend to share stories and reminisce about the organisation's achievements.
It takes nearly two days to set up the drums and instruments for New Zealand's premier percussion group, Strike.
And thanks to modern technology, the show being performed in Dunedin will also comprise artists on the other side of the world.
A unique performance blending music and puppetry makes up The Paper Cinema's Odyssey.
The show is about to make its New Zealand debut in Dunedin.
And the brains behind the show say they have a unique tale to tell.
Initiatives to help Dunedin entrepreneurs develop new business ideas are springing up around the city.
But there's more to be done, according to University of Otago professor of entrepreneurship Melissa Baucus.
Nominations are open for this year's Toroa Award, recognising environmental programmes by coastal Otago schools, classes, groups and individuals.
The award is administered by the Otago Peninsula Trust and the Department of Conservation.
It's now in its fourth year, and was last won by Macandrew Bay School for a Survive and Thrive oceans and waterways project.
New Zealanders have already used 53% more internet data than last year.
That's 53,000 terabytes, excluding data from mobile phone connections.
It's the equivalent of streaming more than 12 million high definition movies.
Almost half of all broadband connections have data caps of 50 gigabytes or more.
Three years ago, only 4% had data caps that large.
Labour leader hopeful Grant Robertson has been in Dunedin, talking to party members about his leadership bid.
The whirlwind visit was a chance for him to hear their views on Labour's dismal election result, and how the party can improve.
And Robertson has also used the trip to connect with Dunedin's next generation of Labour Party members.
The establishment of a new supermarket in Green Island is one step closer, thanks to the Dunedin City Council.
End of year exams have begun for University of Otago students.
Venues all over the world are playing host to the assessments.
So now scarfies are putting their knowledge to the test.
Two rocks continue to divide the Warrington community, as well as the Dunedin City Council.
The rocks block vehicle access to Blueskin Bay, at the top of an unformed legal road.
And they'll remain in place for now, but will be the subject of countless hours of debate to come.
A one-woman play based on the writing of Jane Austen and the music of Beethoven may seem like an unlikely combination.
But for actress Penny Ashton it combines two of her loves - romantic books and classical music.
A Facebook page exposing explicit photographs of young Dunedin women has been shut down.
It caught the eye of local law enforcement.
And the University of Otago has disciplined a male student involved.
So our Word on the Street team asked members of the public if tertiary institutions should discipline students for bad online behaviour.
A major rethink of health services in Dunedin is being considered by the Southern District Health Board.
It has drafted a new 10-year strategic health services plan, which is now open to public consultation.
And staff hope that will help determine how best to combat the challenges facing local healthcare.
For the last two months a new $11m tug boat has been cruising the waters of the Otago Harbour.
It may look like a standard tug, but underneath its shiny exterior it's hiding two powerful engines.
And the state-of the-art technology on board will prove useful in the future, as larger vessels visit the port.
A Dunedin musician has just won a raft of awards at a country music competition held in Oamaru.
Kelvin Cummings has returned from the Whitestone Country Music Awards, and he's here to tell us about his accolades.
A major murder trial is scheduled to begin in the High Court at Dunedin this week.
It's good news for the Aramoana League, which has long fought for the restoration of the Aramoana wharf.
The Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee has voted to support the project.
That means the council will likely spend several thousand dollars on wharf assessments, and take over its future maintenance.
A national campaign to raise awareness of disabled artists is being launched in Dunedin.
It's called 'I'm an artist', and a Dunedin painter is one of five people featured.
And the stigma surrounding disabilities is being tackled head-on by those behind the campaign.