Dunedin's neighbourhood support network is growingbr /
throughout the city, with more associated groups popping up.
Kim Romeril is the Otago area co-ordinator, and she joins us to talk about the organisation's work.
The first connections to gigabit internet speed are being made in Dunedin.
A local technology business is one of the first to make the most of Dunedin's win in the national gigatown competition.
Staff are astounded by the results, which they say will change the lives of residents throughout the city.
The privilege of attending ANZAC Day commemorations in Gallipoli has been extended to a Dunedin school boy.
The Logan Park High School pupil is heading to Turkey in April after winning a war-themed speech competition.
He's long had a passion for war history, and expects the trip to be life changing.
The University of Otago is struggling to maintain its international student population.
Foreigners studying locally are seen as a valuable addition to the city, bringing in money and expertise.
And this year's intake is receiving a warm welcome, as part of Orientation Week.
University students are being encouraged to strike a balance between work and play.
More than a hundred clubs and societies are open to local students for that purpose.
And an event showcasing what's on offer may also serve to bring campus outsiders into the fold.
Cricket fever has hit Dunedin, with a sell-out University Oval hosting the first of three ICC Cricket World Cup matches.
In a few months international footballers will descend on the city, for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
So the 39 Dunedin News Word On The Street team asked members of the public if they're more excited about the cricket or the football.
Police are hunting three men, thought to be responsible for lighting fires in the student quarter overnight.
Officers say people's lives were in danger when furniture and rubbish at the front of student flats was set alight.
Two wheelie bins were also set on fire.
A flat in Leith Street is significantly damaged.
Otago has the lowest birth rate in the country, while Northland has the highest.
The national average is just over two children per woman, but Otago females only average 1.6.
It's believed that has a lot to do with the university population in Dunedin.
Statisticians say the large number of female students in the city tend to delay motherhood until they've completed their qualifications.
The Dunedin Community Food Harvest Group is gearing up for another round of fruit picking, baking and preserving.
The group's looking for people throughout the community to be involved, and Annika Korsten joins us to explain.
Research from the University of Otago shows smokefree campaigns are having a major and positive effect.
Places of employment which have banned smoking on-site report workers are quitting the habit.
And in general, most people support smokefree policies.
Two Dunedin brothers have won a major accolade at the world's largest short film contest.
Twins Luke and Kirk Bremner placed second in New Zealand for the international Tropfest competition.
Their short film titled ''This Side Up Removals'' is a mockumentary about a young furniture remover vying for respect.
It was filmed in Dunedin's student quarter on a single day late last year.
A Dunedin man with terminal cancer is facing his fate head-on.
He's raising money for new research, by fulfilling a long-held dream to navigate the South Island on a Vespa.
And already he's surpassed his initial fundraising target, although he's far from the finish line.
Police are gearing up for more drunken disorder in the student quarter, following several nights of street parties.
Dunedin residents are being educated about the dangers of tidal rips at popular local beaches.
An international surf scientist is in town, teaching high school and university students about rips and how to identify them.
His visit comes after a disastrous summer, which sees New Zealand claim the third highest drowning rate in the developed world.
Thousands of university students have filled a local park to get physical.
With orientation week in full swing, a sports day has enticed scarfies from their flats.
And it's hoped the event will lead to more than just a healthy exercise routine.
Cricket fans have enjoyed a spectacular day at the University Oval, with Dunedin hosting the first of three ICC Cricket World Cup matches.
The Black Caps won the toss to field first against Scotland.
And while the game was a sell-out, there's also been plenty of action off the pitch.
A local farm open day has exposed what could prove to be a lucrative business.
The owners of a Dunedin alpaca farm opened their gates to give visitors a glimpse into one of New Zealand's lesser known primary industries.
And as demand increases for alpaca fleece products, so too does the chance for residents to cash in.
A new society has been established to help members of Dunedin's creative community sell their wares.
Dunedin Designed Inc includes artists, jewellers, fashion designers and other local artisans.
Chairwoman Fernanda da Silva Tatley joins us to explain what it's all about.
More than five hundred kilograms of broken glass has been removed from Hyde Street, where a massive party was held on Saturday.
The arrival of Scotland's world cup team has intensified cricket fever in Dunedin.
Players took some time at the weekend to meet fans, before their first world cup game.
And with Dunedin dubbed the Edinburgh of the south, all the stops have been pulled out to make the Scots feel welcome.