Balmacewen Intermediate pupil Bram Casey (12) loves traipsing through the tracks in Dunedin's Town Belt.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful judges have been taken around Dunedin as part of deliberations in the competition. Hutt City is the other finalist.
Following on from the Ed Sheeran mural, a Dunedin mall will be graced with one of pop superstar Pink ahead of her Dunedin show.
A St Clair man's proposal for a groyne may have hit a resource consent snag.
Housing pressures in the South will be eased by 105 new state homes, but mayors say the announcement will not eliminate the problem.
It could soon be checkmate for Otago's pesky rooks, as the population is now believed to be fewer than 40, down from thousands in the 1990s.
The Tuatapere community sees "large advantages" in making the Hump Ridge Track a Great Walk, but questions remain over its future management.
The Otago Regional Council says Fulton Hogan has to "do better" after debris left on the road left a woman stranded in her wheelchair in the middle of an intersection.
Aurora seems to have fixed network problems for the meantime after ''hour of power'' usage spikes which led to power cuts in Dunedin's student quarter.
A woman feels ''sick'' and unsafe after realising people had been sleeping in her Warrington crib, eating her food and watching her television.
With its new 200kg waterfall curtain, the Regent plans to bring back the grandeur of the theatre's past.
Recommendations to ministers over marine protections in the South Island's lower-east coast have been delayed.
A popular Maori Hill restaurant will be out of action for about three months after the weekend's blaze, as repairs to the establishment were found to be more extensive than previously thought.
A blaze caused significant damage at a popular Dunedin restaurant at the weekend, but its owner is hopeful it could reopen within about six weeks.
Volunteers scrambled on St Clair sand dunes to plant sand-stopping grasses at the weekend, but the project co-ordinator hopes one day the dunes will be orange with native plants.
In the midst of her 100-year celebrations, Dunedin woman Mary Cochrane was concerned her knitting output had lagged.
The Department of Conservation is asking whale-filming drone operators to play by the rules, but staff admit laws are outdated.
For students separated from their pooch pals, a squad of local dogs are available for sessions of furry stress relief.
St John paramedics were called on to treat a person after a ute flipped in Mosgiel this afternoon.
The Otago Regional Council's boundaries will remain mostly unchanged, but councillors are still pushing for more connection with Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes.