A $6m plan for the new propagation, glass house and other working areas is under way at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
The ground is being prepared for a project that dragged through resource consent and political processes before finally beginning.
Dunedin has dropped to eighth place on the list of top Gigatowns, and the DCC is calling again for people to sign up and win the city a competition that will increase internet speeds.
The Otago Volts took the day off training today, to help educate children on the summer game.
Pupils from several primary schools were coached as part of the hooked on cricket campaign.
The programme aims to teach the game to those who've not played it before.
The chairmen and women of Dunedin's community boards were recently elected to head the six-member groups that advocate for the areas outside the central city.
Scott Weatherall is the new chairman of the Saddle Hill Community Board.
A double bill of comic operas is about to hit the stage with delightful twists, hilarious comedic moments and sensational music.
Crossroads is an Opera Otago production and one singer says he'll be using not only his physical presence but also his mental toughness to give his best performance.
Police were forced to call off a pursuit in Dunedin this afternoon after a vehicle hit speeds more than 100kph over the speed limit.
But help from members of the public meant the offender did not escape.
An officer in a patrol car called on a speeding Subaru vehicle to stop in Mosgiel about 1.30pm.
The vehicle took off over Three Mile Hill, reaching a speed of 174kph in a 70kph zone.
Median house prices in Dunedin increased by more than 10% in October compared with the same month last year.
The median price reached $277,500.
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures show that was up $11,000 on the previous month.
Sales volumes were also up 46% compared to September.
Amid the bustle of late morning Dunedin traffic, more than 100 people stood quietly for a solemn ceremony marking the end of World War One hostilities.
The war that killed more than 18,000 New Zealanders ended 95 years ago.
But the very old were joined in the Queens Gardens by the very young, and it is the latter group organisers expect will make the tradition their own.
One of the strongest typhoons ever before seen on the planet has passed the majority of islands on the Philippines and is now heading towards Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.
But according to officials in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan has affected over four million people and is estimated to have killed more than 10,000.
Dunedin fire-fighters were kept busy over the weekend when couch and rubbish fires flared up, as the University of Otago year ended.
Past and present members of Otago Sea Cadets were celebrating 75 years of the movement with a formal parade and remembrance service in the weekend.
And the organisation says it's fortunate to have a number of young officers with lots of energy to continue well into the future.
One group of Dunedin's elected officials do their work often under the radar of the media.
They are the members of the city's six community boards, which each have six members, plus one councillor appointed by the DCC.
Despite a courageous pitching display, the Otago softball team has lost the Bates Shield for the first time since 2009.
Weighing in at 120,000 tonnes, and over 1,000 feet in length, it's hard to miss.
The Celebrity Solstice cruise ship sailed into Port Chalmers today, with nearly 3,000 tourists getting to explore Dunedin.
It is the third cruise ship this season, and its passengers are impressed by the luxury liner.
Twenty three junior doctors start this month in the Southern District Health Board area, some of the 377 new graduate doctors across the country.
Health Minister Tony Ryall says the new junior doctors have recently completed years of medical education, and accepted positions at Dunedin, Wakari and Invercargill Hospitals.
Electronic card spending in core retail industries rose by 1.8% in October.
Despite the small rise, it was the biggest increase since records began in October 2002.
The products that led the way were durables, which include appliances, home and office furnishings and garden equipment.
Kiwis spent $46m on durables, a 4.3% rise.
Dunedin residents are being asked for their views on two preferred options for improving the safety of the one way sections of State Highway One.
There have already been some short term safety improvements made, but as the cycle network is expanded and developed the focus is on the long-term.
University students travelling by bus can expect to pay 25% percent less for their fares next year during the first semester.
An initiative between the OUSA, OPSA, Aoraki Polytech and the Otago Regional Council will see free Go Cards offered to students during Orientation Week.
Dunedin movie fans may have to wait a little longer for the opening of the new Reading cinema, but advertising for jobs at the complex has begun.
School-yard game dodgeball looks to be making a comeback with the sport growing in popularity.
Three Dunedin men have taken the hard hitting game to new levels, competing last weekend in a national tournament.
And after impressive performances, they're are ready to show the world what they're made of.