The Government has pledged $300,000 towards conservation projects steeped in Dunedin.
Conservation Minister Nick Smith made the announcement in the city this morning, during the launch of an associated DVD.
And the money will help ensure the survival of seabirds, through the work done locally by two community groups.
Arborists have begun removing a century-old tree from a Wakari property, following the city council's granting of consent to do so.
The Dunedin City Council is helping residents become more sustainable, through free workshops.
The council contracts sustainable living practitioner Dr Maureen Howard to run the workshops.
She joins us to explain what it's all about.
There's been a petty crime spree in Mosgiel, with several burglaries, thefts and incidents of graffiti reported in the last few days.
Police are investigating four burglaries in the wider Mosgiel area, including two where vacant homes have been vandalised.
Graffiti and broken windows were left at an Ayr Street address, as well as at a newly constructed house in Silver Springs Boulevard.
Telecom has announced it will launch new 4G services next month, to extend and accelerate the roll-out of high speed mobile broadband across New Zealand.
The new services will utilise spectrum in the 700 megahertz band that Telecom acquired in a recent Government auction.
Telecom now owns the largest block of that spectrum, which has enabled its expansion.
Tertiary students are back in Dunedin this week, for the start of the second semester.
And emergency services have seen the return of furniture fires in the residential area around campus.
It's not unusual for couch fires to plague the city, but firefighters say a worrying trend is emerging.
Several Dunedin landmarks are being reconstructed by handfuls of sweet-toothed children.
They're creating their own chocolate moulds in the shape of familiar sites, as part of chocolate-themed art classes.
And even with up to 100 children involved in the classes each day, there's still no shortage of chocolate.
The Dunedin City Council will spend about $30,00 relocating a war memorial at Sawyers Bay.
While many residents are thinking of ways to escape the cold, others are embracing winter.
The Dunedin Ice Stadium has attracted young and old alike, keen to give the sport of curling a try.
And it's proven to be even more enticing with the promise of a hot drink and some sweet treats.
Dunedin students are being encouraged to apply for free housing insulation under a nationwide healthy homes scheme.
The Otago University Students' Association is working with Student Health to streamline the application process for the Warm Up New Zealand initiative.
And a flat in Clyde Street is the first to benefit from that partnership.
The University of Otago has appointed three leading international researchers to work in its Centre of Science Communication.
Four Dunedin women are setting out to show the rest of the nation that glamour is alive and well in the south.
They'll compete in the Miss Universe New Zealand pageant in September, in the hope of winning the coveted title.
All are first-time contestants in the competition, but confidence is high and they're betting on a good result.
The case of a Malaysian diplomat facing criminal charges in New Zealand has become a political issue.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully is being criticised for his handling of the situation, and the Government is taking heat for being slow to act.
International Relations Professor Robert Patman joins us to shed light on the issue.
Dunedin may be cold, but a little warmth is being shared in the city this week - through chocolate.
About 60,000 people are expected to attend events of the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.
And while many activities are catered to children, the festivities aren't lost on the chocolate lovers among the city's adult population.
Train robbers, cowboys and chocolate brought a children's fantasy to life in Dunedin, with the annual Cadbury Crunchie Train.
More than 100 of the country's most elegant gymnasts strutted their stuff on Dunedin soil over the weekend.
They competed in the 2014 Otago Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships held at the Caledonian Gymnasium.
And with a large showing of Dunedin gymnasts, the home town girls did not disappoint.
You might not think chocolate and fitness go together but a fun run was part of the chocolate carnival festivities at the weekend.
It gave hundreds of Dunedin residents the chance to have some fun while burning off those Crunchie bars.
It has been a relatively busy weekend for Dunedin police, dealing with several incidents of violence, disorder, burglary and theft.
One police officer was allegedly assaulted by a 19-year-old Dunedin man, who now faces two charges in relation to the offending.
There were three other incidents of disorder at the weekend, which also led to arrest.
The housing market in Dunedin has slumped, with average prices and sale volumes falling.
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says it's been the worst June on record for house sales in Dunedin, outside of the normal January holiday slowdown.
Sale volumes fell 23% compared to last June, and 27% compared to May.
Professor John Broughton, from the University of Otago, is the latest manawhenua representative to be elected on to the Otago Museum Trust Board.
He's also in his 40th year at the university, where he works in the Dunedin School of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry.