Dunedin could face some stark choices by the end of the century, with sea-level rise expected to force either the retreat from, or complete evacuation of, South Dunedin, St Kilda and St Clair.
The review looking into what went wrong with the Otago team this year is still continuing and no date has been set for its completion.
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman's executive assistant has been stood down after her partner was found to be responsible for defacing of hundreds of National Party billboards.
A further hole has opened up in the Esplanade at St Clair and two holes which appeared yesterday have merged into one larger opening.
A storm is brewing in Victoria Rd where some residents say the Dunedin City Council's plan to install a shared walk/cycle path is rushed and a potential disaster.
Prime Minister John Key says he is disappointed New Zealanders have voted to keep the current flag but has promised his Government will not revisit the issue.
The Dunedin City Council says it will seek answers to the issue of violence and disorder at a central city taxi stand.
The Hurricanes kept alive their slim hopes of making the playoffs when they narrowly edged the Highlanders 33-31 in an entertaining Super 14 rugby match at Dunedin.
By not implementing a sinking-lid gambling policy, the Dunedin City Council has missed an opportunity to curb problem gambling in the city, welfare organisations say.
Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin has admitted he made a mistake when he announced council chief executive Jim Harland's pay rise last week.
The Otago Daily Times believes all citizens of the South want - and are entitled to - a patient-centred health service.
Rugby World Cup 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden yesterday delivered his most glowing endorsement of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.
More southern employers are opting to drug-test their staff, and the New Zealand Drug Detection Agency said business is booming in Otago and Southland.
Greater Dunedin councillors yesterday helped block a motion that would have ended more ratepayer money going to the Forsyth Barr Stadium, amid claims members of the group had broken election promises.
Skateboarders are speeding down some of Dunedin's steeper streets at more than 50kmh and the craze is going to end with someone getting killed - and not necessarily a skateboarder, say concerned authorities and residents.
Safety concerns mean hundreds of ratepayers will have to buy new recycling bins for glass - albeit at a discounted price - to use as part of the Dunedin City Council's kerbside collection system.
Guide books, temporary tattoos, recipes and colouring templates have been given to Dunedin schools to encourage children to support international teams during the Rugby World Cup.