Residents have been getting a local insight into the Treaty of Waitangi from a leading academic.
Mark Brunton, of the University of Otago, delivered a presentation on the founding document for Waitangi Day celebrations.
And he's calling for greater acknowledgement of the past in the future.
Thousands of residents and visitors welcomed the start of the Chinese New Year with local festivities yesterday.
Revellers gathered at the Dunedin Chinese Garden, where they were welcomed by the mayor.
Traditional dancing entertained crowds, and face-painting was popular among children.
It's the Year of the Monkey, and several suitable characters were among the crowd.
Visiting Chinese performers took to the stage, showcasing theatre, music and dance.
The evening finished up with a fireworks display, visible from much of the central city.
King's High School is reeling from negative publicity surrounding a former teacher's sexual relationship with two pupils.
It's been revealed a King's teacher has resigned in the last week after confessing the scandal.
She allegedly had sexual relations with two boys, although it's not known if both occurred while the teenagers were pupils at the school.
One was the subject of an investigation last year, when rumours began circulating.
No proof of that relationship was found at the time.
A 43 year old man has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a woman in South Dunedin on Sunday.
Officers were called to Cutten Street about 6am with reports that a 40-year-old woman had been seriously assaulted.
Police aren't disclosing details of the case, as it's now before the court.
Officers are still thoroughly searching properties in Cutten Street.
It's understood that a weapon, believed to be a knife, was found at an address on Sunday afternoon.
Police have cordoned off a house, where investigators are documenting the scene.
Investors in a Milton wool mill are unlikely to be reimbursed through the company's liquidation.
Receivers say Bruce Woollen Mill Ltd owes just over $4.7m.
About a million dollars is owing to secured and preferential creditors, including employees and Inland Revenue.
But the majority of the debt relates to shareholder loans and unsecured investments.
The company's assets are being sold but they're not expected to generate enough money to cover liabilities.
A liquidation hearing is scheduled for the High Court at Dunedin on the 3rd of March.
A former luxury hotel is being listed on the market for keen investors.
Corstorphine House is for sale, for $3.8m.
The privately-owned property in Milburn Street used to be a high-end hotel and function venue.
Famous guests include Prince Charles, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
Property broker Adrian Chisholm says the house would be a smart investment for hospitality vendors, with increasing interest in the local tourism sector.
The house was built in 1863 and sits on a 3ha section.
Falling oil prices are having a marked impact on local exports.
The shipping rate to China is 26% lower than a year ago, and 7% lower than last month.
Some exporters are reporting the lowest rates in over 20 years.
That's as the New Zealand dollar is declining, making goods more attractive to overseas buyers.
The kiwi has slid more than 5% against the greenback so far this year.
The growth in residential building hit an all-time record of a billion dollars in November last year.
Figures from Statistics New Zealand show the value of consents issued in Otago rose consistently from $42M in August to $52M in November.
Dunedin was up from 269 dwelling consents in October to 337 in November.
Automotive company 2 Cheap Cars is looking to sell its stake in Kiwi Regional Airlines.
The car reseller today said it wants to sell its 10.4% holding.
The company initially owned 23% of the airline, but its shareholding was diluted several times during the year as Kiwi Regional Airlines issued more shares.
There are currently four other investors who each individually own various percentages.
Kiwi Regional Airlines was set up by Ewan Wilson in December 2014, after Air New Zealand announced it was abandoning several regional services.
An additional $3.6m is being budgeted for the latest stage of the Leith Flood Protection scheme.
It's part of an almost $40m total redevelopment project being undertaken by the Otago Regional Council.
The extra money will go towards a section of work on Leith Street near the St David Street footbridge.
Regional Council staff are yet to calculate the final costings of the entire project.
The work is set to start next month.
Dunedin's a finalist in national awards aimed at recognising people's favourite places to cycle.
There are four categories and Dunedin's in line to win the on-road section.
The city surrounds, including Otago Peninsula, is up against four other spots including Christchurch's Port Hills.
Kiwis are being asked to vote for their favourite cycling locations online throughout February, which is Bike Wise Month.
The awards are run each year by the New Zealand Transport Agency, with winners due to be announced on the 3rd of March.