The Forsyth Barr Stadium is crowing over numbers through its gates, as the DCC debates a projected $1.4m loss for the facility.
Meanwhile, a stadium opponent is calling for reports from 2008 she says backed claims the stadium would run at a profit.
The 2014 tertiary year is under way, with thousands of University of Otago students attending their first day of lectures.
Along with the new university year comes new governance of the Otago University Students' Association.
Last year's OUSA Welfare Officer, Ruby Sycamore-Smith, heads up the organisation as president this year.
People who flocked to the Dunedin International Food Festival over the weekend were treated to an array of different taste sensations.
The event marked the end of ''O Week'' celebrations and brought together a huge variety of food vendors.
The organisers were happy with the turnout and say shifting the festival to cater for the summer crowd has been hugely successful.
It may only be pre-season, but a 48-4 win by the Warriors over the Broncos yesterday has fans salivating at the side's potential.
The match was played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in front of a modest crowd of around 6,000.
And despite the home team boasting several new faces, it was clear to see who most people came to watch.
The public may get a say on whether the Dunedin City Council includes ethical considerations when it invests money from a multi-million dollar fund.
The council is considering - at a meeting still running this evening - whether its $76m Waipori fund should have a formal position on the issue.
The fund's managers already have a policy of not investing in arms or tobacco.
New Zealand Post, which is slashing jobs across the country and closing its Dunedin mail centre, has recorded a first-half profit up 18%.
The state-owned company's profit was $71m for the six months to the end of 2013.
That was up from $60m a year earlier.
About 70 Dunedin-based workers were told mid-last year the Strathallan Street mail centre will close this year.
The Government says Dunedin's Ashburn Clinic mental health facility should be on a firmer financial footing, following a $1.1m boost.
Mid-last year, fears were raised about the clinic's future because of financial pressures.
But Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced the extra funding.
He says it brings Ministry of Health funding for the next financial year to nearly $4m.
The Warriors will play in Dunedin this Sunday with most of the squad arriving this afternoon.
However, four squad members arrived early, looking to do their bit for the community.
Today they visited a local primary school, in the hope of putting an end to playground bullying.
The body of a woman found in a semi-rural area of Mosgiel last night has been confirmed by police as that of 67 year old Gae Pantel.
Local charity Dunedin Curtain Bank has been working to help warm city homes through a campaign to collect and refurbish unused or unwanted curtains.
Today the organisation encouraged workers to swap their regular shoes for something a bit more comfortable in a bid to raise some much-needed funds.
The biggest event for the Dunedin Public Library is underway, and thousands of bibliophiles are expected to attend.
The library's Barking Mad book sale will see around 30,000 books head out the door.
And the organisers say it's a great chance to make way for some new titles.
For most people, running 130kms in one go sounds near impossible.
But for one Dunedin man it's distances like that in which he thrives.
He is now off to Europe for his next race and hopes to show them what a kiwi can do.
Former University of Otago student and food personality Nadia Lim will challenge dairying women to live their lives to the fullest when she presents at the Dairy Women’s Network’s annual conference in Hamilton next month.
Lim plans to deliver an inspiring, yet practical hands-on presentation which will focus on how and what to eat for a busy lifestyle.
The New Zealand stock exchange posted a 22% rise in annual profit as strong activity in capital markets offset a weaker performance from its Agri division.
Profit increased to $12.1m last year, from $9.9m in 2012.
The NZX has benefited from a revival in companies coming to market, as the government partially privatised energy companies Mighty River Power and Meridian Energy.
It can take just one punch and it's all over.
That's the message being pushed by Dunedin Police in their new campaign 'Just One Punch'.
After a series of alcohol related incidents involving violence, police are hopeful the campaign will help educate people to drink responsibly.
Some of the city's youth are set to receive some extra support thanks to a new initiative being launched this week.
The South Dunedin Youth Action Plan is a multi-agency effort to co-ordinate existing youth programmes and introduce new ways of helping young people fulfil their potential.
With us this evening is Social Sector trial manager Mary-Ann McKibben to tell us more.
Mosgiel Police have concerns about the safety and whereabouts of 67 year old Gae Denise Pantel, missing since Tuesday evening.
Students have only been in the city a short while, but it seems their willingness to volunteer has already kicked in.
The Scarfie Army has been out in full force this week, tackling projects at some of the city's landmarks on the Peninsula.
And today a group were attacking weeds at Glenfalloch Garden.
The Highlanders will look to put last year's disappointing campaign behind them this Saturday when they tackle the Blues at Forsyth Barr stadium.
The side fell short on expectations last year, finishing a disappointing fourteenth place.
However, one returning player from that campaign is confident the side is ready to turn things around.
The country’s police service received a positive report in the latest government review of how the agency is performing.
Completed in November last year, the review gauged progress made since the last full police review in 2012.