New research reveals Dunedin's one of the most stable places in the country in terms of year-round accommodation prices.
Local hotels are among the most affordable in the South Island.
And accommodation overall in the city varies just 21% between the cheapest and most expensive months.
That's a small difference compared to other centres.
In Oamaru, prices vary as much as 74%.
The University of Otago is ramping up its scholarship programme to entice more students.
It's introducing a new scholarship and increasing others for first-years.
The new scholarship is for top secondary school leavers pursuing science, humanities and commerce degrees.
It's worth up to $5000, depending on the level of NCEA achievement.
Another 48 local business internships are being lined up for summer, with fresh funding from the city council.
The Sexy Summer Jobs Business Internship Programme is in its eighth year.
And those involved expect it will continue to boost the economy.
Two men charged in relation to the shooting of another man are now before the court.
A sibling rivalry between Dunedin and its sister city Shanghai is being started through table tennis.
Chinese players are in the city, seeing the sights and preparing for a major sporting contest.
And their training camp's been kicked off with some unique views.
Just over $12,000 has been raised for Plunket, through a local fashion show with a twist.
The Cadbury Couture wearable art event attracted hundreds of spectators at the Dunedin Town Hall.
And for one designer, it's a case of double victory.
City council staff are delighted with the huge public response to a call for suggestions on the former Corstorphine School site.
Dunedin's been hit with several snow days already this winter.
Widespread ice and snow down to sea level causes problems for motorists, closes schools and cancels events.
So our word on the street team asked members of the public if they're prepared for snow days.
Police are warning residents to clear frost from car windscreens, or risk being fined.
Officers can issue fines of $150 to people driving with partially covered windscreens.
Sergeant Steve Aitken says it's dangerous and illegal to drive with obscured vision.
He says frosty conditions are no excuse, and residents should make time to clear windscreens properly.
Locally developed computer software is connecting businesses with more than 53,000 Dunedin customers.
Amplifier is an online marketing tool designed to help small businesses grow.
Already more than 50 Dunedin organisations are using the software, developed by local media specialist Roy Hawker.
They include the Otago Rugby Union, Otago Cricket and Veggie Boys.
An Otago Polytechnic fashion design graduate is making it big in the United States.
Duncan Chambers-Watson is one of 16 designers on the upcoming season of reality television show Project Runway.
He's one of just a few New Zealanders to be selected for the long-running show, now in its 14th season.
And he's the only Otago graduate to be selected.
The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust's fundraising campaign to purchase its premises has been going for over a year.
It's raised more than $300,000 - over half the amount needed.
Trust chairman Dave Brown joins us, to discuss the campaign and demand for services.
A national symposium on business and education is bringing about a hundred delegates together in the city.
Widespread opposition has failed to stop the University of Otago Council from axing one of its student representative positions.
Students turned up to this afternoon's council meeting to protest the move.
But a last-minute amendment to retain both student council representatives was shot down.
Residents are being asked to voice their opinions on how the city can become more energy efficient.
It's part of a wider push to make sure local communities are able to cope with change.
And that also includes efforts to protect the environment.
A civic push to save the city's historic courthouse is putting pressure on the government.
The city council is launching a taskforce to lobby the Ministry of Justice over the building's future.
And that's come as local members of the judiciary highlight the facility's significance.
Balmacewen Intermediate is receiving national recognition from a kart-racing organisation.
The school's now on KartSport New Zealand's honours board, thanks to pupil success in a nationwide contest.
And the event itself is also generating kudos for the city.
This year's chocolate carnival crunchie train has been a sell-out success.
Dunedin policewoman Inspector Tania Baron has just become the first female road policing manager for the southern police district.
She's in charge of the largest road network of any police district in the country.
Three local designers have received top honours in a regional architecture awards ceremony.