The latest census results show Otago has 5,000 more occupied dwellings than in the previous census.
But the census, held earlier this year after being delayed by the Christchurch earthquake, also shows home ownership in the region is declining.
Another aspect of the Otago population highlighted is the region has the lowest percentage of Māori among its population at 7.5%.
The Otago Regional Council is seeking feedback on potential bus service changes in Dunedin.
The council have proposed changes to several services from the 1st of July when two bus contracts expire.
The five routes in question are in Garden Village, Roslyn, the Peninsula, Port Chalmers and Waverley.
Vodafone continued its nationwide roll out of the 4G network with Dunedin the latest to benefit.
The network enables customers with an applicable smart phone device to download and browse on the internet up to ten times faster than the older 3G network.
Vodafone says it launched the network in the city centre and plans to push it out to 17 more areas around Dunedin by March next year.
Dunedin Television will go off the air early tomorrow, as work takes place on the Mount Cargill aerial.
The screen will go blank around 1am as work begins on a network reconfiguration.
Telecommunication provider Kordia says the work will expand capacity in Dunedin.
It should be finished, and Dunedin Television back on screen, at 5am.
Thousands of Dunedin families braved blustery but sunny conditions along George Street yesterday to watch the annual Santa Parade.
The excitement was evident as children waited patiently on the side of the road to see their favourite larger than life characters roll past.
It was a case of the master versus the apprentice on Saturday in Dunedin club cricket.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum turned out for his club team for the first time in about ten years.
But despite a glowing international career and runs against some of the very best in the World, a local youngster proved his nemesis.
This weekend the Queen's Baton was officially welcomed into the Octagon, as representatives from Otago and Southland schools took part in a worldwide relay.
The baton left Buckingham Palace on October 9th and is being carried by thousands of young people across the world.
It'll arrive at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow just in time for the opening ceremony.
Cricket fever is about to hit Dunedin, and a local player will be back in the international spotlight, as the West Indies bowl into town.
Maria Pozza has recently returned from Cambridge where she was based for three months as visiting fellow at the centre for international law.
The University of Otago graduate will gain her PhD next May in international law, but with a twist.
Instead of studying legal issues here on earth, her area of interest lies in outer space.
Four days of competition in Dunedin involving more than 2000 competitors and 650 volunteers is over.
The Special Olympics Summer Games ended at the Edgar Centre with a closing ceremony on Saturday night.
And with good performances by athletes, many are in the frame for a spot on the world stage.
After five months away from super rugby, the Highlanders were back out on the field this afternoon.
Dunedin city's streets, stairs and alleyways will become a maelstrom of cycling madness this week as about 220 enduro riders face off.
Southern District police have made a second significant drug bust in just a week, terminating a large-scale LSD and ecstasy operation in Wanaka.
Officers made arrests yesterday and seized large quantities of LSD, MDMA and cannabis.
As part of Operation Viking, police conducted ten search warrants in the Wanaka area and arrested eight people.
New data for real estate sales shows a slight nationwide increase in first home buyer activity since loan to value restrictions came into play.
The figures also show 20% of Dunedin sales are to first home buyers.
Loan to value restrictions were put in place to cool the heated real estate market.
The 2013 Summer Special Olympics roared into its third day of competition, with some athletes getting their last chance to shine.
Almost 1200 people are competing with the games due to finish tomorrow.
Day three saw the start of power lifting, with one sportsman aiming for a personal best.
A Dunedin man is about to put his IT and telecommunications skills to the test in the typhoon devastated Philippines.
Glenn Mitchell is a Civil Defence officer and Red Cross emergency response team member, and is heading to the city of Cebu.
He'll join a Red Cross team in a country reeling from thousands of deaths, and will have a hand in helping to find the many still missing.
Christmas has officially, and decoratively, hit town.
The Blueskin Bay Community got the chance to thank everyone for their work and commitment in making a new Library a reality.
For 20 years locals used a small space, but just six months after the completion of a modern library complex, everyone is starting to settle in.
And with three times more space there's somewhere for everyone to sit back, relax and read a book or two.
The chairmen and women of Dunedin's community boards were recently elected to head the six-member groups that advocate for the areas outside the central city.
Steve Walker is the new chairwoman of the Chalmers Community Board, the former deputy taking the role following the retirement of long-term chairwoman Jan Tucker.
Thanks to fundraising efforts at Bayfield Kindergarten, the facility is close to building a new bike track that will link all of the outside play areas.
For the preschoolers who attend kindy there, riding trikes is a great way to burn off energy.
But currently there's a sandpit stopping them as they ride around around the edge of the property.