The Dunedin City Council is considering changes to how it consults the public on major decisions.
Staff have drafted a new significance and engagement policy.
And that's been brought before the council's community and environment committee.
Dunedin police are investigating the theft of a 200kg digger piece from a Fairfield construction site.
The hole-drilling equipment was allegedly taken from a Howarth Road property over the weekend.
Sergeant Steve Aitken says it's possible the equipment was moved over a fence to be accessed from the motorway.
Real estate prices have dropped in Dunedin, despite increases elsewhere in Otago.
Dunedin prices were down 1% last month compared to September 2013, and were 5% less than in August.
The median price was $265,000.
But the volume of sales increased 22% for the month - to 152 sales.
However that was 8% less than last September.
Almost 200 Dunedin residents have marched through the city's streets to raise awareness of rape culture.
It's a local problem, according to Rape Crisis Dunedin staff who held their annual public awareness-raising event on Saturday.
And the Freely and Willingly march proved timely, given recent controversy in the city.
Dunedin residents are being encouraged to have their say on the protection of local marine areas.
The South-East Marine Protection Planning Forum is holding a public meeting this month.
Chairwoman Maree Baker-Galloway is here to tell us all about it.
Construction work has begun on the Captain Cook Tavern, which is set to be re-opened.
Some of the city's streets and buildings are being adorned with art, for the inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival.
A cultural dance show with a twist is making its debut in Dunedin tonight.
And it's got the team behind the work excited, about showcasing the unique creation to a local crowd.
A group of Otago University dance students had the privilege of working with an artistic director from Auckland this afternoon.
The Atamira Dance Company is a leader in Maori contemporary dance.
Members are in the city for the arts festival, sharing their empowering art form.
A high energy display of dancing and singing over the weekend brought together not just different cultures, but also two local churches.
Food prices fell 0.8% last month, following a small rise in August.
Lower September prices reflected seasonally cheaper fruit and vegetables, down 6.5%.
Grocery items fell 0.2%, with lower prices for butter and cheese.
That was countered by a 1.2% rise in the cost of meat, poultry and fish.
Police are investigating the alleged theft of a dirt bike from a Lock Street home in Saint Clair.
Officers say a shed on the property was entered sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
A dirt bike worth about $1500 was taken from inside.
Police are also investigating the alleged unlawful taking of a car from Leith Street.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has just been involved in the national council strategy day, held in Wellington and organised by Local Government New Zealand.
He joins us to explain what it was, and why it was important to attend.
Obesity remains a chronic health concern throughout the world, including in Dunedin.
And a United States expert on the subject is in town to lead a workshop aimed at improving the health of residents.
The emphasis is on marginalised communities, particularly those with limited access to good nutrition and education.
An Otago Polytechnic lecturer and graduate are about to find out if they're the top in the country when it comes to information technology.
They're finalists in this year's Excellence in IT Awards, being announced at a gala dinner in Auckland this evening.
Professor Samuel Mann has been nominated for excellence in IT education.
The number of commercial guest nights in New Zealand shows a slight increase for the month of August.
But in the South Island, guest nights fell 4.1% during the month.
North Island guest nights rose 2.3%.
Overall the drop was mostly in international guests nights.
Business was up slightly for backpacker accommodation, but there were falls in motels, hotels and holiday parks.
More than 4,000 submissions have been lodged with the Dunedin City Council, in relation to its draft local alcohol policy.
The consultation period for residents to have their say on proposed law changes ended at 5pm.
And now the next stage of the process is under way.
A 32 year old man is in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital, following an assault south of the city.
Antique collectors from all over the country are travelling the South Island with some precious items, in a bid to raise money for charity.
The relics and rarities are on sale to the public and organisers say there really is something for everyone.
An Australian circus troupe is about to take to the Regent Theatre stage with a dramatic and exhilarating display of strength and flexibility.
The contemporary show isn't one where performers require a big top tent.
But they will, however, be suspended high above the crowd.