Police are using a car wing mirror broken off in a hit and run accident to track down the driver.
And they have called on that driver to come forward sooner rather than later.
Around 20 South Dunedin residents braved wild weather this morning to jump on their bikes and take part in a community ride.
The event helped mark Go By Bike Day, and it also gave riders a taste of what new cycling infrastructure in the area will be like, once it's completed.
The Anadarko drill ship the Noble Bob Douglas has begun drilling in the Canterbury Basin and has made an initial surface hole at the Caravel 1 well.
University of Otago researchers have discovered new information about endangered and endemic yellow-eyed penguin feeding patterns.
The first staff exchange programme between the Dunedin City Council and the Shanghai Municipal Government will begin next week.
The staff member from the Foreign Affairs Office in Shanghai will arrive on Monday and be based in the DCC's Economic Development Unit.
Dunedin has dropped to 11th place on the Gigatown points table, as the DCC Economic Development Committee prepares to discuss the city's response.
Gigatown is an on-line competition organised by infrastructure provider Chorus, with the winner receiving the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere.
Otago cricketer Jimmy Neesham's rise to fame has continued today.
The all-rounder has been named in the New Zealand test side for tomorrow's match against India, just hours after being bought by Indian Premier League team the Delhi Daredevils.
Neesham sold for $195,000 New Zealand dollars and was the second Otago player to be auctioned off in the Twenty20 competition.
The Dunedin City Council is looking at the possibility of serious changes to the operation of city traffic lights.
Those changes include an amber warning before green, and switching to flashing amber at night so drivers aren't held up by a red light on an empty road.
But while an initial investigation has been promised, national laws may get in the way.
Dunedin Public Library goers could have been forgiven for thinking they'd walked in on a 17th century soiree for noble men and women this afternoon.
A recital of early baroque music echoed through the foyer, performed by local musicians the Rare Byrds Trio.
Peter McIntyre spent nine years on the board of the Otago Chamber of Commerce, the final three as president.
That coincided with a challenging economic period for the city and the world.
He has now finished his stint at the chamber, and he joins us for a debrief.
Warning signs are back in place at Tomahawk Lagoon after signs a potentially toxic algal scum has returned.
Last month the Otago Nuggets named veteran player Mark Dickel as player-coach for the upcoming season.
The move was made after last season's coach Alf Arlidge decided to step down to spend more time with family.
After a few weeks of getting used to his new role, Dickel says he is now ready to push on with the next stage of the job.
A recently completed survey has revealed Mosgiel is a great place for families, but it can be a hard one for new families finding their way.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics kicked off this week, with the world's best snow-sport athletes getting their chance to claim gold.
New Zealand has sent a 15 strong team and will look to bring home the nation's first games medal since 1992.
This week's 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team took to George Street this afternoon to see if you are following the Winter Olympics.
Police are looking for the driver of what is thought to be either a blue BMW or Nissan Primera after a hit and run incident last night.
A 29 year old man was knocked off his bicycle near the intersection of King Edward and Melbourne Streets in South Dunedin just before 10pm.
He was taken to hospital with a broken leg, and other injuries.
Retail spending by debit and credit cards in New Zealand decreased slightly during January, following three months of increases.
Statistics New Zealand says adjusted for seasonal effects, the value of electronic card spending in retail industries was down 0.5%.
Spending was down in most areas.
Durables, which includes furniture, hardware and appliances, was down 1.3%, or $14m.
The Otago Regional Council has rejected a call from one of its councillors to officially get behind oil and gas exploration off the Otago coast.
The council this afternoon voted to adopt a neutral stance on deep sea drilling exploration.
Councillors voted against a motion put by Councillor Gerry Eckhoff that the ORC support, in principle, deep sea drilling off the coast.
Twelve Dunedin intersections will be under the watchful eye of police for the next two months, as they observe how motorists behave.
At the same time they'll target drivers who run red lights, use cell phones while driving and who aren't wearing safety belts - all to make a dent in crash statistics.
Dunedin students have long been known for dressing up their headquarters in various themes.
However one of the latest flats to follow the trend may have taken the idea to a new level.
The flat has been named after a New Zealand peanut butter company and is another example of a student flat gaining from commercial exposure.
Dunedin is set to rock - gently perhaps - to classic hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
But the hits of the inaugural New Zealand International Early Music Festival are more likely from the 1360s or 1580s.
Christopher Clifford is artistic director for the festival which begins in March, and he joins us tonight - good evening.