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.
The Otago Regional Council has been warned not to take a position on gas and oil exploration.
The DCC has voted to consult with ratepayers on changes to landfill charging, before making a decision on the issue.
The council this afternoon considered a plan to spend $150,000 on a new weighbridge at its Green Island landfill.
After an hour and a half of debate councillors voted for what one said was a decision to put off a decision till later.
Otago cricketer Jessie Ryder has been fined for misconduct following a late night episode with team-mate Doug Bracewell on the eve of the first test against India.
Game bird hunting season is due to start on the 3rd of May, and the Otago Fish and Game Council has resolved not to make any changes to the rules.
OUSA has voiced their displeasure with the Minister for Tertiary Education after he announced a reform of university and wananga governance councils.
The government says it will proceed with its plans to make the councils smaller and more skills-based so they can respond more quickly and strategically to the challenges of modern-day tertiary education.
New Zealand flower growers have hit out at cheap imports as Valentine's Day draws close.
The Flower Growers Association says about 600,000 rose stems are sold on Valentine’s Day.
But only about half those come from Kiwi growers.
The association says growers are coming under increasing pressure as cheap flower imports, mainly from India, flood the market.
The flotilla that confronted Anadarko's drilling ship 60kms off the Otago coast on the weekend arrived back in Dunedin early this morning.
Protesters delivered their message to the ship owned by the Texas-based oil giant.
And Oil Free Otago says the action will not be its last.
The University of Otago has become the first university in New Zealand to sign on as a major sponsor of a Super Rugby franchise.
The deal between the university and the Highlanders was announced at Forsyth Barr Stadium this afternoon.
Many of the Highlanders staff and players have studied at Otago, and both organisations feel the partnership will be beneficial.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce recently elected a new chairwoman.
Conference organiser Ali Copeman is a University of Otago graduate with a bachelor of arts in geography and anthropology, and a diploma in tourism.
She also has a background in sports as a player and an administrator.
The University of Otago's newest residential college, set to house 127 students, opened on Saturday.
Dunedin's city centre was inundated with people of all ages on Saturday.
As part of the annual Thieves Alley Market Day, thousands came to sample the sights and sounds.
The event featured hundreds of stalls from all over New Zealand and was celebrating another milestone.
Competitors had one last shot to claim a medal in the Masters Games in the weekend.
One of the last events was the cross country mountain biking held at Signal Hill.
And one competitor from Rolleston proved age is no barrier to winning, despite being the oldest female in the field.