Hundreds of people lined St Clair beach in the weekend to protest against deep-sea oil drilling.
Community members opposed to oil exploration off the Otago coast banded together last week as the Oil Free Otago flotilla sailed to the Anadarko drill site.
Otago community leaders on board the lead yacht voiced their opposition to exploration just 65km from Taiaroa Head.
Amongst them was University of Otago Director of Energy Studies Associate Professor Bob Lloyd.
Bus fares are about to become 25% cheaper for all tertiary students travelling on any bus around the city.
The agreement between the Otago Regional Council, the OUSA, OPSA and Aoraki Polytech will last for a nine week period.
But unless students hop on a bus and use the service, there is a chance they could lose it.
Some people might have been surprised to walk into Forsyth Barr Stadium yesterday and see a game of basketball.
The venue hosted the Burger King 3x3 National Basketball Tour, with four courts temporarily installed.
Despite it taking three years to get the game inside the venue, organisers are hopeful it is a sign of things to come.
Having fun while learning the importance of bike safety was the order of the day yesterday.
As part of Bike Wise Month, riders took part in a day of events at Forrester Park.
More than a hundred people participated, with those cycling to the event given an extra incentive.
Strong winds made for some messy waves in the Otago surfing championships at the weekend.
But despite the less than ideal weather, 40 competitors turned out to the annual event at St Clair beach.
And after a disappointing tournament last year, one rider made the most of the conditions to take out the title.
Otago residents could benefit from a new Solar Homes scheme, which the Green Party says will mean cleaner, cheaper power for homes.
Under the scheme households will be able to get low-cost loans from the Government to install solar panels.
The loan will be repaid through borrowers' rates and any excess power generated can be sold back to the grid.
New Zealand services sector activity, which accounts for about two thirds of the economy, expanded for a ninth month in January.
The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index, or PSI, increased 0.5 points to 58.1, the highest level since November 2007.
A reading of 50 or higher indicates the sector is in expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates a contraction.
Otago and New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum has defied the odds to post his highest ever test score.
A short time ago the Black Caps captain was unbeaten on 271, eclipsing his previous best of 225.
The skipper has scored consecutive double centuries in his last two test matches - the first New Zealander to achieve that feat.
Dunedin city councillors will next week consider the possibility of charging visitors to Dunedin entry fees for museums and art galleries.
But a report on the issue comes with a recommendation against the move.
And that recommendation is backed up by figures showing it would cause a dive in visitor numbers.
Red roses, chocolates and teddy bears are just some of the purchases Dunedin people were rushing out to buy this morning.
Saint Valentine's Day started as a religious festival, but is now used by many to show their partner how much they care.
But whether you love or hate the day, it still appears locals are spending up large once again.
The Methodist Mission this week released the results of a survey it put together on family needs in Mosgiel.
It found there are good social networks for families in the Taieri Plain township, but newcomers to the area took time to get connected.
The mission's business development manager, Sue Nash, is here to tell us more.
Course approval packed facilities at the University of Otago today, as students lined up to get the sign-off on their academic plans for the year.
Combining a love of juggling, unicycling and comedy, a one man show touring New Zealand schools is aiming to encourage kids to read.
The show ''Reading Rocks'' visited Concord School this afternoon.
And after the screaming, shouting and all round excitement had subsided, it was time to get down to the tricky business of showing pupils just how cool reading can be.
When Forsyth Barr Stadium was first mooted, indoor basketball was touted as one if its uses.
Three years after its opening, that use has finally come to pass.
The stadium will play host to the Burger King 3X3 National Basketball Tour on Sunday.
Four half court hoops will be installed at one end of the stadium on Sunday morning, to be used for basketball's version of sevens rugby.
Food prices rose 1.2% in January, and are up 0.9% on a year earlier.
Statistics New Zealand says there was seasonally higher prices for fruit and vegetables, and less discounting on chocolate, beef, and lamb.
That was partly countered by lower prices for milk, cheese and eggs.
The Dunedin City Council's Waipori fund returned almost $1.3m in the December quarter.
And fund managers say the 2014 year has started on a more solid economic foundation than has been seen for some time.
The fund was established in 1999 using proceeds from the government-required sale of the Waipori electricity scheme.
It has been a valuable contributor to the council's coffers since.
Dunedin drivers think about safety maintenance only when they have to.
That view from a local mechanic comes as police roll out new roadside checks targeting vehicle safety.
And recent law changes may have exacerbated the problem.
The countdown clock is about to start ticking, as Dunedin marks one year and one day till the first ball is bowled in anger at the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Tickets are on sale from tomorrow, and ICC representatives were in the city to make sure no-one missed that fact.
And while an event in the city was full of unbridled optimism for the world cup, the weather refused to come to the party.
A new club in Dunedin met for the first time this week, with audio books its focus.
Paula Waby is one of those behind the Audio Book Club of Dunedin, and she joins us this evening.