Police are concerned that drugs are the motivation behind a recent burglary at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
The garden's glasshouse has been broken into, and a surveillance camera stolen from inside.
Thieves have previously stolen cactus plants from the glasshouse, for their hallucinogenic properties.
And that's why the surveillance camera was installed.
Dunedin residents seem to be saving more money for Christmas than anyone else in the South Island.
Figures have been compiled by NZCU South, in relation to the number of members opening Christmas-specific savings accounts.
In Dunedin more than $1.5m has already been saved in such accounts.
That's more than five times the amount saved overall in Christchurch.
A charitable foundation has been established to build up funds for the Olveston Historic Home.
George Friedlander is chairman of the Theomin Gallery Management Committee that runs Olveston, and is on the foundation's advisory board.
Dunedin North MP David Clark has been promoted in the Labour Party caucus reshuffle.
He's now number 10 on the party list - his highest position to date.
Newly elected Labour leader Andrew Little revealed his new caucus this morning.
Clark has gained the economic development portfolio, which will pit him against Steven Joyce.
He's retained his associate roles for finance and health.
Thousands of dollars has been raised for charity during two events in Dunedin at the weekend.
$75,000 was generated for the United Way charity at a house auction.
It was the eighth annual Charity House Auction, where three homes made by Otago Polytechnic carpentry students were sold.
And a car cruise around the city has raised about $4,000 for the Otago Community Hospice.
Dunedin City Councillors have weighed in on the future of the city's stadium.
The operation and ownership of the facility have been reviewed.
And an extraordinary meeting held today gave members of the city council a chance to discuss issues with the stadium in depth.
A major inquest into the death of a remand prisoner at the Otago Corrections Facility has begun.
The St Kilda fire station redevelopment is almost complete.
The station is being transformed to ensure it's fit for purpose, but the project hasn't been all smooth sailing.
A mix of under-graduate and post-graduate students from Otago Polytechnic are celebrating the end of their studies.
They've created a large scale exhibition spanning the entire art school.
And several artists involved are changing the notion that art is just meant to be looked at.
The engagement of youth in local government is set to grow.
Earlier this year a group was formed to determine how the city council could better involve youth in its processes.
Now there's support for that work to be developed, with financial backing from the council.
Port Chalmers is a flurry of activity, as West Harbour schools prepare for their annual art week parade.
Children of all ages are set to bring to life this year's theme Guardians of Otago Harbour.
And they're getting help from an artist in residence.
A young Dunedin musician is putting all her energy into the making of her debut EP.
Bronwyn Halley is seeking support for the project, which she hopes will end in a short recording of her work.
And she's here to tell us about it.
A public photography exhibition is helping to expose images otherwise unseen.
The 91 pictures on display were taken by members of the Dunedin Camera Club.
It's the first exhibition held by the club at the Dunedin Community Gallery.
A variety of subject matter features, from landscapes to portraits.
It is possible that quarrying activity can continue on part of Saddle Hill.
The latest legal ruling on the issue has been made by a High Court judge.
It means Saddle Views Estate has not categorically been denied from quarrying part of the hill.
But the terms of the company's operation remain unclear, due to documents lost over time.
Dunedin medical professionals are being asked how they can improve health care in the city.
The question has been posed to Southern District Health Board staff during a day-long innovation challenge.
And there's been a major response, which could mean big things for local healthcare.
A member of a highly-organised Auckland drug ring is believed to be on the run in Dunedin.
Third-year fashion students are set to take their final bow as part of the annual Otago Polytechnic fashion show.
Collections 14 is the culmination of a year of work, showcasing all the skills the students have learnt over the course of their degree.
It coincides with a wider design school exhibition, giving students from various study streams their moment to shine.
Public consultation over a major Southern District Health Board plan has wrapped up.
There's been a raft of feedback from across Otago and Southland.
And health board staff say they've been given plenty to think about.
A Christmas appeal has been launched to gather presents for Dunedin families struggling to make ends meet.
It's an annual initiative that sees thousands of donated gifts distributed by the Salvation Army.
And there's every hope that a new record will be set this Christmas.
An international conference on war memorialisation has just been held in Dunedin, as the first of its kind.
The conference was organised by Associate Professor Ian Barber of the University of Otago's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.