The build-up to the biggest party of the year starts next week.
The first game of rugby at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium will be between two of the city's university colleges, with Knox and Selwyn to play on the venue's opening day.
The 66 painted panels surrounding the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction site will soon be returned to their artists, who were thanked for their work at a ceremony in Dunedin on Monday night.
The Dunedin City Council has moved to allay fears people with disabilities will be left out in the cold at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Some work at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium may be continuing as the venue holds its first "test" game on August 7, and will be under way on adjoining buildings right up to, and after, the Rugby World Cup.
Tickets for the first event to be staged at the new Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin will go on sale on Wednesday morning.
Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is set to begin operations with tight profit margins, and no guarantee financial predictions promising profits will prove accurate.
Otago residents will have two opportunities to play a part in the opening of the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
New Zealand's oldest daily newspaper will celebrate its 150th anniversary in the country's newest venue. And everyone in Otago and Southland is invited to the party.
Dunedin's biggest football event in 12 years could be the first step towards getting the All Whites to play in the South.
Temporary weirs will be placed in the lower Water of Leith in Dunedin to improve the look of the concrete flood channel, described as "appalling", "godforsaken" and "sterile", hopefully in time for the Rugby World Cup games in Dunedin.
The first centre pass at the Forsyth Barr Stadium might be as early as next year, with Netball New Zealand chief executive Raelene Castle confirming some preliminary talks had taken place about hosting a test at the venue.
Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is getting noticed overseas, with one Australian politician, at least, indicating he plans to organise a Dunedin visit to pick up some stadium ideas to take home.
Tickets for the first game to be played at the new Forsyth Barr Stadium will go on sale tomorrow with stadium boss David Davies saying the selling of the tickets is a major step forward.
Non-rugby events would be Forsyth Barr Stadium's "bread and butter", with the venue attracting international interest for conferences and meetings, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) chief executive David Davies says.
The Wellington Phoenix will host defending champion Brisbane Roar in a pre-season A-League football game at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in mid-August.
Roads around the Forsyth Barr Stadium will be named next month, after public consultation generated only a muted response.
Design changes at the Forsyth Barr Stadium have resulted in areas being dismantled and rebuilt, as the company that will run the venue makes changes to catering and bar facilities.