About 200 children and their teddy bears gathered at Larnach Castle this morning.
Children dressed their bears in foil and paraded them on a runway, as part of the eighth annual Teddy Bear's Picnic for the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.
And while the carnival's Couture event has come and gone, some of the teddy bear outfits proved that style has not.
The University of Otago has appointed a leading British professor to be the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the Dunedin School of Medicine.
An assortment of material has been transported from the recycling bin to the display table, for an art competition with a twist.
The sixth annual Recyclia awards has been held in Dunedin this week.
And the dozens of entries from far and wide are proof that doing something good for the environment can be a whole lot of fun.
Another Dunedin Public Art Gallery staff member has been invited to take part in cultural festivities in Scotland.
The gallery's public programmes manager Robyn Notman is one of seven New Zealanders involved in an international delegate programme in Edinburgh.
It's part of the Edinburgh Festival and is being run by the British Council and Creative New Zealand.
A century of data on consumer prices within New Zealand has been compiled, showing a steady increase in costs.
Statistics New Zealand has been measuring consumer prices for 100 years, and in that time they've risen by 7500%.
The goods and services measured in the consumers price index have also changed markedly, reflecting changes in society.
A University of Otago academic has just won Australia's leading award for history writing, joining an elite group of New Zealanders with the prize.
History academic Dr Angela Wanhalla was named the winner of the Ernest Scott Prize on Friday.
A Dunedin man has been named New Zealand's top amateur landscape photographer.
Michael Sutton was awarded the title at New Zealand's largest annual amateur photography competition.
Sutton, from Glenleith, scooped the top honour with a dramatic shot of seabirds flying through a squall off the coast of St Clair.
Twenty-four Dunedin volunteer groups have descended on the University of Otago campus, in the hope of signing up eager students.
Stalls were set up in the university's link area, as part of the inaugural Otago Volunteer Fair.
And while many past and present students have volunteered on campus, there's a push to get them out in the wider community.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and fellow Dunedin City Councillors are representing the city at the Local Government New Zealand annual conference in Nelson.
An aspiring Dunedin writer has had success in a different creative field, winning the Cadbury Couture event.
Hundreds of people attended the fashion show at the Forsyth Barr Stadium last night.
And it proved that confectionery, costume and charity go well together.
This year's IHC New Zealand Art Awards look to be bigger than ever, with entries from Dunedin at an all time high.
There were 215 entries from the South Island judged today, with the top ten selected for September's national competition.
And while many of the artists struggle with everyday tasks, creating inspired pieces of work isn't one of them.
Treasured items owned by Dunedin residents have been under the spotlight, during an antique appraisal.
The afternoon activity was organised by the Dunedin South Presbyterian Church, as a fun and interesting social event.
And it saw plenty of heirlooms and knick-knacks dusted off, to the delight of owners and onlookers alike.
A Dunedin business has announced it will close its Mosgiel store at the end of the month.
Business owners say the store's no longer viable, after undergoing expensive resource consent requirements, set by the Dunedin City Council.
So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to the CBD to ask people if they think it's hard to do business in Dunedin.
The consumers price index continues to rise, with a 0.3% increase in the June quarter.
The index measures the rate of price change for goods and services purchased by New Zealand households.
There were also small increases in the March and December quarters.
Higher prices for vegetables and housing-related items were countered slightly by cheaper holiday deals, cars and fruit.
The Government has pledged $300,000 towards conservation projects steeped in Dunedin.
Conservation Minister Nick Smith made the announcement in the city this morning, during the launch of an associated DVD.
And the money will help ensure the survival of seabirds, through the work done locally by two community groups.
Arborists have begun removing a century-old tree from a Wakari property, following the city council's granting of consent to do so.
The Dunedin City Council is helping residents become more sustainable, through free workshops.
The council contracts sustainable living practitioner Dr Maureen Howard to run the workshops.
She joins us to explain what it's all about.
There's been a petty crime spree in Mosgiel, with several burglaries, thefts and incidents of graffiti reported in the last few days.
Police are investigating four burglaries in the wider Mosgiel area, including two where vacant homes have been vandalised.
Graffiti and broken windows were left at an Ayr Street address, as well as at a newly constructed house in Silver Springs Boulevard.
Telecom has announced it will launch new 4G services next month, to extend and accelerate the roll-out of high speed mobile broadband across New Zealand.
The new services will utilise spectrum in the 700 megahertz band that Telecom acquired in a recent Government auction.
Telecom now owns the largest block of that spectrum, which has enabled its expansion.
Tertiary students are back in Dunedin this week, for the start of the second semester.
And emergency services have seen the return of furniture fires in the residential area around campus.
It's not unusual for couch fires to plague the city, but firefighters say a worrying trend is emerging.