A new dog control policy and bylaw is being drafted by Dunedin City Council staff, following widespread public feedback.
The council received more than 800 responses to its survey on existing dog controls.
And now staff are using that feedback to draft a new policy.
There's overwhelming support in the city for dog control in general, but division over the extent of control.
Cabinet minister Paula Bennett is visiting Dunedin this week, and will meet with mayor Dave Cull.
They're scheduled to discuss local issues tomorrow morning, when the mayor will host the minister at the Dunedin City Council.
Bennett is currently the minister for local government as well as social housing and state services.
And she's the associate minister for finance and tourism.
As union members protest around the country against zero hour contracts, the government's promising change.
Dunedin MP Michael Woodhouse is the minister for workplace relations and safety, and he's spoken out about zero hour contracts, saying the most punitive aspects will be banned.
Recent weather's been a mixed bag for locals, with unseasonably hot and cold days over the past couple of weeks.
But relief is in sight, according to a local forecaster.
And he says those worried about what April snowfall means for the coming winter have nothing to fear.
A new location is helping the local branch of an ancient society to grow its membership.
The Dunedin Theosophical Society recently moved into the former Fitzroy Hotel site on Hillside Road.
And the larger, more visible premises is helping to attract new blood.
A roading project in Mosgiel is being brought forward by the Dunedin City Council.
That will see more than $100,000 spent in this financial year, instead of next.
But thanks to other projects coming in under budget, the council's accounts won't suffer.
Dunedin residents are preparing to mark 100 years since soldiers landed in Gallipoli during World War One.
ANZAC Day services are expected to draw record crowds as a result of the centenary.
And with that in mind the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team braved the cold to find out if people will attend any of the local services.
With Basketball Otago still floundering, the local future of the sport is in the hands of its youngest players.
The cash-strapped franchise is slowly bouncing back, by turning its focus towards children.
And with its school holiday programme drawing large numbers, there's confidence in a bright future.
Local transport services are returning to normal after disruption as a result of the city's first snowfall for the year.
Resolving conflict peacefully is the focus of a group of Dunedin PhD students.
The University of Otago philosophy students are working alongside local activists from Oil Free Otago.
And they're keen to understand how conflict can be successfully dissolved without violence.
Dunedin's light snowfall has helped solve a burglary in North East Valley.
Police say a 38 year old Dunedin woman left footprints in the snow after allegedly stealing a laptop computer.
She reportedly stole the laptop from a car parked in the street where she lives.
And early this morning the victim of the crime followed the trail of footprints, which lead to the offender's front door.
A Dunedin city councillor is slamming the proposal to outsource kitchen work by the Southern District Health Board.
Councillor Kate Wilson's airing her concerns about what the deal could mean for struggling southern food suppliers.
But those likely to take over say the new agreement could come with many positives.
The government's investing heavily in commercial research and development.
It's putting a further $80 dollars into the Callaghan Innovation, which administers business grants.
Minister of Science and Innovation Steven Joyce says funding will benefit New Zealand companies investing in research and development.
The money will be allocated in grants over the next four years.
The safety of local adventure tourism is under the spotlight, and the subject of an industry workshop.
Representatives from the Tourism Industry Association are in Dunedin, going through best practice guidelines with local operators.
And it's all to ensure the worst case scenarios are avoided.
Members of a local country music club are taking an old-fashioned approach to fundraising.
They've held a large community garage sale to ensure the club's legacy of almost 40 years can continue.
And with club membership on the rise, there's confidence in the future of country music in the south.
A visiting international film-maker is calling for the end of marijuana prohibition in New Zealand.
He's premiering a documentary inspired by Dunedin's cannabis legalisation movement at the University of Otago.
And with drug law reform a hot topic, he says the status quo is doing more harm than good.
The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust is ramping up efforts to raise money to save Dunedin's only therapeutic swimming pool from closure.
Trust secretary and treasurer Neville Martin is here to give us an update on how things are going.
A scaled down search continues for a woman missing in Dunedin now for two weeks.
Local electrical apprentices are testing themselves in a long-running annual competition.
A handful of regional participants will be selected to compete in the national finals next month.
And the competitors, of a high standard, are believed to have a bright future ahead of them.
A pair of Otago curlers are off to Russia to represent New Zealand in a world tournament.
Before jetting off, they've taken time out of their busy training schedule to attend a curling clinic in Dunedin.
And they hope to inspire some newcomers to the sport.