The Chinese Garden is on target for a July management merger with Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, but staff have argued against other changes.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has made just two changes to the line-up that finally broke through for the team's first win last week.
The Highlanders play fellow cellar dwellers the Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth early on Sunday morning.
Tino Nemani gets his first game since relocating from the Chiefs last season, taking the place of the injured Phil Burleigh.
The Otago Regional Council's annual hearings deciding next year's activities - and the rates rise for every home owner - begin next week.
March was a good month for the accommodation industry with guest nights rising 6.7%.
It was slightly better for the South Island with a rise of 6.8%.
That made for the largest monthly increase since mid-2009.
Statistics New Zealand put it down to good weather, an early Easter, and an increase in visitor arrivals.
Elections organisers say the largest democratic event in New Zealand is about to begin.
School trustee elections will put in place boards for almost 2,500 schools.
And a local spokeswoman says the role of trustee member is anything but dull.
For the last three months a dedicated group of students has been working hard writing for long hours.
They've been scripting comedy sketches and story lines aimed to offend everyone for the University's annual capping show.
This year's theme revolves around the Wizard of Oz and you'll be surprised where the yellow brick road leads to in this story.
A parliamentary select committee has this week been discussing Labour MP Sue Moroney's Bill on paid parental leave.
The Bill proposes an extension of the taxpayer-funded leave from 14 weeks to 26.
Anglican Family Care director Nicola Taylor has experience of the issue from a variety of angles, and she is here with her thoughts.
Otago University is pleased by its placing in world university subject rankings.
Otago is now ranked among the top 100 institutions in the world in 12 subject areas.
These include humanities subjects such as Education, English, Geography and History, Law and Philosophy.
The value of Dunedin homes appears to be increasing along with those in the rest of New Zealand.
Quotable Value's monthly property index shows an increase nationwide in April.
Values are 4% higher than the previous market peak of late 2007, with a 1.3% increase in the past three months.
That translates to a 7.1% increase in the last year.
A secondary school pupil from Columba College has been chosen to attend International Space Camp in Alabama.
And she says the opportunity to go is one step closer to fulfilling a lifelong dream of hers.
New Zealand's employment rate rose to 63.7% in the March quarter.
That figure is up from 62.7% in December.
Unemployment fell to 6.2% down from 6.8%.
Statistics New Zealand says the result is 38,000 more people employed as the labour market improves.
School students were given the opportunity to see one of New Zealand's talented young drum players perform as part of Youth Week.
Dylan Elise has been playing the instrument for most of his life, and says he uses his skills to get the kids' attention.
Once he has that, he likes to share a simple message with them.
Dunedin police took new laws on synthetic cannabis directly to retailers today.
Across the city 30 outlets that deal in legal highs received visits from officers.
And they arrived with the latest tool in the fight against synthetic cannabis products.
The very latest equipment waiting in the wings to save southern lives took pride of place in the Octagon today.
International Red Cross day gave the public an opportunity to have a good look around the organisation's new disaster welfare support unit.
And the red and white life saver packs plenty of protection.
Police have welcomed new legislation that will ban synthetic cannabis product K2 tomorrow.
The Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to the city has been preceeded by controversy. Mayor Dave Cull declined an invitation to officially welcome the religious leader at a public talk, citing a prior engagement.
He then appeared to change his mind and announced Councillor Jinty MacTavish would do the introduction.
A year 13 pupil from Kaikorai Valley College has won a Trustpower Community Award for the service she has given not only to her school, but also her community.
The 17 year old spends much of her time doing extra curricular activities.
She says winning the award now gives her the chance to thank her school and give something back.
The hearing of Port Otago's application for consent to dispose of dredging spoil along the Otago coastline ended today.
The arrival of a female takahe is expected at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary tomorrow, and she will join the only male takahe there.
The Council of Trade Unions strongly supports a petition tabled in Parliament today, calling for an investigation into health and safety in forestry.
President Helen Kelly says since 2008 there have been 26 fatalities in the forestry industry, and nearly 900 accidents causing serious harm.