Some southerners will try anything to make sure they are not out in the winter chill any longer than they have to be.
Hopping on an e-scooter to zip to your next destination can often be quicker than driving or taking the bus in thick traffic - and let's be honest, it's often more fun - but it's not without risk.
New figures released on head injuries caused while using e-scooters show almost $700,000 has been paid out by ACC since October last year.
Christchurch will soon be home to another two e-scooter operators.
Riders of Lime and other e-scooters could be hit with a new voluntary speed limit on some of Dunedin's busiest streets under a new DCC proposal.
The University of Otago has tightened its policy on scooters, bicycles, skateboards and other mobile transport devices, requiring users to ''disembark'' when entering the campus.
Dunedin could soon follow Auckland's lead by introducing lower speed limits for e-scooters in the city, the Dunedin City Council says.
A truck driver has been found not at fault over an accident in Dunedin which left a Lime scooter rider with serious head injuries earlier this year.
Auckland Council is quadrupling the fees that e-scooter providers pay to operate in the city.
E-scooters are still creating a headache for staff at the University of Otago - who are calling for Lime scooters being ridden through the area to be disabled.
Hackers managed to get into the audio system of Lime scooters in Brisbane, forcing some to be pulled off the streets after they began playing startling messages through their speakers.
In the three months Lime's been offering its e-scooter service in Dunedin it's been extremely popular and exceptionally controversial. Tim Miller went behind the doors of the company's Dunedin base to observe how it runs.
One person has been taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance following a crash between a car and a Lime e-scooter at the intersection of Cumberland St and St Andrew St this evening.
The Transport Agency (NZTA) is under rising pressure to regulate e-scooter use.
Dunedin will soon follow others cities, including Auckland and Christchurch, and require e-scooters companies to hold a licence and pay a fee to operate.
E-scooters have been allowed on to footpaths and roads without the risk assessments a transport official has said were necessary.
After five months enjoying Auckland streets to itself, Lime e-scooters have a rival.
Lime e-scooters will be back in Dunedin streets tomorrow morning.
Lime e-scooters' safety record will continue to be under the microscope when they return to Dunedin streets.
Hundreds of dollars have been lost by those who collect Lime e-scooters from Dunedin's streets, as a result of the temporary safety recall.