About 50 poppies have been stolen from the garden of a house in Calton Hill.
The flowers were taken overnight from a property in Ryehill Street.
It's the second time poppies have been stolen from a Dunedin garden this year.
Sergeant Steve Aitken says poppies are often targeted for their milk, which can be used to make opium.
Police inquiries into the theft are continuing.
Poppies of a different kind are the focus of a project at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
Knitters are coming together to put their spin on World War One commemorations, for this year's 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
And the finished product is due to be revealed in time for Anzac Day.
There's been a tiny improvement in the way New Zealanders drink alcohol, revealed in the latest national health survey.
It shows the overall level of hazardous drinking has dropped by 2% in the last seven years.
And many people feel that's not enough.
Dr Marion Poore, from the Southern District Health Board, is here to explain.
Otago Polytechnic fashion graduates are among the finalists chosen for this year's iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
About 100 young designers from around the world applied to be involved, with just 30 making the cut.
And the polytechnic's academic leader of fashion says that demonstrates the high calibre of Dunedin's young creatives.
The repair of a floating pontoon at Deborah Bay is taking longer than expected, with the facility likely to be closed for another six weeks.
The Ford Trophy has come to Dunedin, with the Otago Volts playing against Canterbury at the University Oval.
And with a positive performance so far, not even the wet weather could dampen the local team's spirits.
Thousands of local secondary school pupils have viewed their NCEA results.
The results for November and December examinations were today published on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority's website.
Students must log in to be able to see their marks, and from tomorrow they can request physical records of achievement.
Marked papers will be mailed to pupils in coming weeks.
Summer school is well under way at the University of Otago, with some unlikely papers being studied.
One such offering is all about the life, music and fashion of David Bowie.
And it's bringing together students from multiple courses.
Petrol prices remain low, having fallen consecutively more than 20 times since October.
There is some variation between regions, stations and companies, but fuel is up to six cents cheaper in many places.
That's compared to what it was just a few days ago.
In Dunedin the price of 91 is sitting around $1.70 per litre.
Diesel has also dropped.
The Dunedin City Council is preparing to launch into its draft long term plan.
Councillors will begin formal discussion of the document next week.
The long term plan outlines the council's financial strategy for the next ten years.
It takes into consideration major changes and development, in respect of infrastructure, assets, services and economic development.
The Regent Theatre has punched above its weight to win the national medium venue of the year award.
The award brings with it recognition locally and internationally.
And staff are confident that will bring more top performances to the south.
The Christmas holiday period has come to a close, and many people are finding themselves back at work.
The 39 Dunedin News team has also had a break, but is now back in action.
And with that in mind, our Word on the Street crew went to central Dunedin, to ask people what they did during the holidays.
A petition to stop quarrying on Saddle Hill has been launched by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.
She wants the Dunedin City Council to again try its luck with the Environment Court, for an urgent stop work order.
And she's here to tell us how the petition is tracking.
A University of Otago scientist has played a crucial role in a major computing discovery.
Dr Jevon Longdell is part of a small team which has made a big leap forward in quantum computing.
And it's work that could have a massive effect on global technology.
A confiscated Korean fishing boat is set to finally leave Dunedin's harbour, after almost two years.
The Exchange-end of Princes Street is on the cusp of a return to former glory, as building renovations progress.
And city council staff say it's the right time for further improvements, with so much development momentum in the area.
Nominations are now open for awards that recognise the top local voluntary groups and organisations.
The Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards are part of a wider awards network run each year by the electricity company.
Last year's supreme winner in Dunedin was Ignite Consultants.
Anyone can nominate a voluntary group or organisation for the awards, before the deadline of 13th of March.
This cruise ship season is on track to be one of the best yet for Dunedin.
Good weather has meant only one visit has been cancelled so far, compared to last season's seven.
And the latest study of passenger habits reveals they're spending more than ever.
Kmart and Salvation Army staff are thanking locals for their generosity, after thousands of gifts were donated to a combined Christmas appeal.
Last month people placed 3,450 presents under a Christmas tree in the Dunedin Kmart store.
Those gifts were then distributed by the Salvation Army to local families in need at Christmas.
The family of a young Dunedin man with terminal cancer is the focus of an up-coming community auction.
The Biggo Night Out has been organised to raise money for the family of Wayne Biggs.
The 43 year old has terminal cancer, and a trust has been set up to support his wife and their two young children.
Since the cancer was diagnosed, Mr Biggs and his wife have both had to stop work.