The Dunedin City Council has allocated almost $400,000 to a small number of regular events in the city.
The money comes from the council's contestable fund for premier and major events.
It received 14 applications for the latest funding round, but only nine were successful.
The largest grant of up to $100,000 was given to the annual Dunedin fashion week.
A large business delegation is heading to Taiwan, for the first comprehensive trade mission there in almost two years.
A free trade agreement with Taiwan came into force last December, and has opened up unprecedented access for New Zealand exports.
The delegation has been organised by Export New Zealand in partnership with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
Dunedin is hosting the national science conference SciCon this week for the first time in almost two decades.
The conference is under way at Otago Boys' High School.
And it's giving educators from across the country the chance to network and see cutting-edge science up close.
Four Dunedin boxers have been recognised on the national stage after returning from Christchurch with Golden Gloves titles.
More than 60 workshops will be run this week as part of the Dunedin International Science Festival.
Topics range from making cleaning products to learning about the power of poo.
And while many are hands-on and entertaining, the workshops also give children plenty of chances to learn.
A satellite office of the Confucius Institute is being officially launched at the University of Otago this week.
About 100 distinguished guests are expected to attend, including the Chinese Ambassador and the Minister of Justice.
Professor Helen Nicholson, International Pro-Vice Chancellor, is here to tell us all about it.
The resignation of several executives of the Otago University Students' Association has forced a by-election.
Nominations for the four vacancies open tomorrow.
And despite the impromptu change in those leadership roles, remaining OUSA members say there's no cause for concern.
World class science performer Dr Graham Walker was one of many highlights of the start of the Dunedin International Science Festival.
It began on Saturday and runs through the week, with events planned throughout the city.
And as Dr Walker explains, anyone can get involved in science, and it's closer to home than it may seem.
Dunedin's a city, but every so often a taste of the country comes to town.
Hundreds of hunters gathered in the suburbs yesterday, to show off their spoils from the annual Mornington Tavern Stag and Boar Hunt.
It's one of the largest hunting competitions in the region, and by the looks of things participants won't be going hungry.
(Warning - this story contains images that may offend.)
Two cars and several computers have been stolen in the latest spate of burglaries in Dunedin.
Seven burglaries were reported to police over the weekend, including four in the student quarter.
A silver 2010 Mitsubishi ute is still missing from a Waldronville house, along with a computer.
Five Dunedin homes have won awards in the Southern Registered Master Builders' House of the Year competition.
Two of the winning Dunedin homes were constructed by Gray Bros Residential Builders.
One was the best new house worth $1-2 million, and the other won the sustainable home award.
A Mosgiel house by Jennian Homes Otago won gold in the $250,000 to $350,000 category.
There's increasing scrutiny in Dunedin on those in the liquor industry, and whether existing licences to sell alcohol are compliant with new legislation.
The Dunedin District Licensing Committee is considering an application for an off-licence in the student quarter.
And those in opposition include staff from the university, as well as nearby halls of residence.
The Dunedin City Council has announced it will spend about $6m changing the city's street lighting.
Running more than 200 kilometres in temperatures around 50 degrees Celsius may sound like a crazy idea.
But that's exactly what one Dunedin man will attempt, when he leaves the city on Monday.
And although Dunedin temperatures aren't the warmest, he found an easy way to acclimatise.
Dunedin residents are getting a look into the reality of World War One thanks to a new exhibition at the city library.
The Keepsakes display showcases a wide range of material gathered by a local librarian during the war.
And staff hope it'll show the public there's more to the great war than the battles.
There was a record-breaking number of resource consent applications to the Dunedin City Council last month.
The council received 174 applications - nine more than the previous record of 165 in June 2008.
Of those received, 112 came in the last week of the month.
Just over 50 were lodged in the last day.
The monthly number of consents has averaged 87 over the past 16 years.
The issue of sustainability is becoming more entrenched in the everyday lives of Dunedin residents.
But it's not just about driving less and growing vegetables.
Dr Samuel Mann from the Otago Polytechnic joins us to talk about sustainability and computing.
Cerebos Greggs has announced more details about the $10m expansion of its Dunedin coffee factory.
It confirmed the development will generate 17 new jobs in the city, due to be advertised soon.
The company is demolishing an empty building it owns in Forth Street, which was once part of the original Gregg's factory.
University of Otago staff are celebrating, after their colleague took home the supreme award in this year's Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
An afternoon tea was held in the Richardson Building to celebrate Dr Karyn Paringatai's achievement.
And it's something the long-time lecturer is still getting used to.
Dunedin is in the grip of a widespread sickness outbreak, which has prompted the Southern District Health Board to issue several warnings.