Hundreds of Dunedin children have been entertained and inspired by a daredevil display of motorcycle stunts.
A 7000 strong crowd, mostly of families, attended the Nitro Circus show at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
And it was a dream come true for one local lad, lucky enough to meet his idol.
It's been game, set and match for Otago's top young tennis players, involved in a regional tournament at the weekend.
About 50 juniors took to the courts at the Edgar Centre for the round-robin contest.
And while the competition was fierce, a decline in participant numbers has organisers worried for the sport's future.
Widespread concern about the state of Dunedin Hospital has sparked a social media campaign, involving thousands of locals.
More than 10,000 people have liked and commented on a website page dedicated to the cause.
It's aimed at rallying support for the hospital to remain a tertiary care provider.
That's so a certain level of service and expertise is retained at the facility.
The Otago Community Hospice is benefiting from a nationwide business fundraiser, from which it has received just over $32,000.
The money was donated by people visiting the Dunedin Farmers store in the lead-up to Christmas.
Nationwide more than $600,000 was given to hospices through the charity drive.
A major health and safety milestone is being celebrated in Dunedin Hospital's intensive care unit.
About three years have passed since the last patient was affected by a bloodstream infection.
And while that's a win for medical professionals, there are more health targets on the horizon.
Salt plays a major part in many people's diets, but there's conflicting theories about its nutritional properties.
Associate Professor Colin Brown, from the University of Otago, has been working on a ground-breaking new study about salt.
Scientific analysis shows a Maori waka unearthed from Papanui Inlet is likely to be about 450 years old.
The local sea lion population is growing, despite an overall drop in pup numbers throughout the country.
The species is the focus of a study being conducted locally by visiting university students.
And they're determined to alleviate problems associated with residents coming into contact with the wild animals.
One of Dunedin's university halls of residence is expanding, to cater for almost 300 students.
The multi-million dollar renovation of Salmond College is the largest upgrade in the facility's history.
And the modernised rooms are just about ready for the hall's new arrivals.
While the turf at Forsyth Barr Stadium is used to heavy rucks and mauls, it's now being tested on a whole new level.
Tonnes of scaffolding and stunt-riding equipment is being set up on the pitch, for a Waitangi Day show.
And with Super Rugby season about to kick-off, the groundsman is keeping a close eye on the grass.
Three unemployed Dunedin men face a raft of charges in relation to the importation of illegal drugs.
Of all households in Dunedin, 5,000 don't have access to a motor vehicle.
And there are almost as many with two vehicles as there are with one, making up the vast majority.
On the last census day, almost 30,000 Dunedin residents drove a private car, van or truck to work.
That's about half of all employed residents.
Police have confirmed two local teenage boys were involved in a domestic assault, to which the Armed Offenders Squad was called yesterday.
The boys, aged 15 and 17, are not likely to be formally charged, and will be dealt with through the youth court.
A 35 year old Dunedin man remains in Dunedin Hospital with serious head injuries in relation to the incident.
The Dunedin City Council is considering whether to continue its warm homes trial, which could see it raise additional debt.
A young local farmer is gearing up to represent her gender at the inaugural Rural Games at Queenstown.
She'll also be the first woman in more than a decade to compete in the Otago regional final of the national Young Farmer Contest.
The competition events are kept secret, so she's doing all she can to prepare for any and all scenarios.
Armed police have spent the afternoon blocking off a residential part of Mornington.
Deep sea oil and gas exploration is again rousing comment from local residents and councillors.
The Dunedin City Council is sending a submission on the issue to the government, highlighting local concerns.
And although councillors are split on exploration in theory, all agree there's a need for more public disclosure.
The national unemployment rate has risen in the last quarter, and is now almost 6%.
But there are also more people entering the labour force, driving employment up in some regions.
Over the last year there's been an increase in the number of people in employment overall.
Auckland and Canterbury jobs are contributing the most to that trend.
The intermittent rain is helping alleviate some of the stress local farmers are under, as a result of the summer's drought.
Wilson Parking has come under scrutiny for making users pay $65 for overstaying their welcome.
The company maintains it's doing nothing wrong, but strong public opposition has prompted the Dunedin City Council to review management of car parking at Forsyth Barr Stadium.