Dunedin residents are banding together to see a renowned local surveyor's grave repaired.
Fundraising from students and staff of the University of Otago has generated enough money to repair Charles Kettle's vandalised grave.
And those involved say their efforts are a good way to commemorate someone integral to the city's formation.
A special treat is on the menu tonight for Dunedin residents involved in a fundraising initiative.
It will see gourmet fare served at some unusual locations, by some of New Zealand's best chefs.
And the result will be even sweeter for the recipients of the thousands of dollars raised.
Otago will send a relatively young but experienced squad into this year's ITM cup.
Most of the core players from last year's championship side have returned, despite some big name losses.
And after an injury-riddled start to his rugby career, one of the youngest but most promising players is hoping for a big season.
Dunedin's fashion community has come together to help a local family through the hardest of times.
Business owners, designers and retailers recently offered up their time and service as well as thousands of dollars worth of product to the cause.
And the fashionable fundraising initiative also led to a wardrobe update for hundreds of other residents.
A 19-year-old Dunedin student got more than he bargained for when he went to the central police station this morning.
About 3am he went to report that he had been assaulted, but he appeared extremely intoxicated and police were suspicious about how he had travelled to the station.
The number of New Zealanders travelling internationally continues to grow year on year.
Data from Flight Centre - New Zealand’s largest travel retailer - shows a booking increase of 12% last month.
There were more than 600,000 bookings to destinations around the globe.
Hot spots include London, Los Angeles, Paris, Honolulu, San Francisco and Bali.
The Corstorphine community has banded together over the last few months, making positive changes for all residents.
Author and Corstorphine resident Lynley Hood has been at the centre of the action.
She joins us to talk about her improved neighbourhood.
Millions of dollars is being pumped into the development of safe cycle routes through Dunedin.
It's a main priority for the Dunedin City Council, which has already implemented the first stage of a ground-breaking cycle network in the city's south.
But rising costs have brought the one-of-a-kind project into question.
The Dunedin City Council has chosen its preferred route for a cycleway through the harbourside area.
More than 200 pieces of art work from some of Dunedin's best young artists are on display this week.
Fifty-six students have exhibited their work as part of the main exhibition of the Otago University Students' Association art week.
And just three days in, organisers say it's proving to be a big hit with students and staff.
The Blind Foundation is calling on Dunedin residents to become puppy carers - looking after guide dog puppies before they undergo formal training.
There's a lack of carers in the city, and people who meet the criteria are being urged to volunteer their services.
And one Dunedin woman knows more than most about just how vital those services can be.
The number of children taking up gymnastics in Dunedin continues to rise.
The talent of those involved was on show recently, in the Otago artistic championships held at the Caledonian Gymnasium.
And with selection into October's nationals on the line, competitors put on their best show.
Last week one city councillor described Dunedin's inner city streets as filthy.
He says the lack of cleanliness paints a poor picture of Dunedin for visitors and something needs to change.
So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to George Street to ask people if they're satisfied with the cleanliness of the CBD.
Election campaigning has come a long way over the decades, from billboards and placards to Twitter and Facebook.
And the use of social media and modern technology is at an all-time high among candidates.
University of Otago political analyst Geoffrey Miller joins us to talk about the effect that's having.
Liquidators are closing in on money lost through the Ross Asset Management group of companies.
The group was found to be a Ponzi scheme, but some investors managed to withdraw millions before it collapsed.
Now liquidators are trying to claw back some of the $115m lost.
That's to secure money for about 1200 rightful investors.
Dunedin police are preparing for an expected spike in the number of domestic burglaries and incidents of theft from cars.
It happens around August each year, and while officers don't know what prompts the trend, they know who's most at risk.
And it seems to be residents within a particular area of the city.
Considerable change is proposed for Dunedin's public transport system, and there's a lot for residents to get their heads around.
Members of Dunedin's oldest bowling club are disappointed they've been told to close its doors.
Caledonian Bowling Club members were informed last week that the club will have to shut down at the end of October.
And while the building will almost certainly go, members say the club will not.
Economic development is one of the Dunedin City Council's main priorities.
And one of the projects it's working on aims to strengthen the council's relationship with the Dunedin business community.
But there's doubt internally about whether the initiative is as effective as staff say it is.
There's strong support in Dunedin for the ethical farming of pigs, as shown by the large number of people involved in a protest at the weekend.
It was organised by several animal advocacy groups, including SAFE and Farmwatch.
And they weren't the only ones lending their voices to the nationwide call for change.