Police and the University of Otago are investigating a shooting threat on campus.
An anonymous post on a social media website warns people to stay away from the university tomorrow because of a possible shooting.
Police are reassuring staff and students, and the wider community, that they're taking the threat seriously.
Local officers are receiving help from specialist police staff and the Wellington-based High Tech Crime Group.
A local businesswoman is one of the key drivers of a social media survey for companies, that's being launched throughout the country.
Philippa Crick, the director of Cre8ive Marketing, is one of four business leaders behind the survey.
They're aiming to gauge how successful social media is for New Zealand companies.
It's the first survey of its kind nationwide.
It's aimed at creating a benchmark for businesses in terms of how social media is used, and to what effect.
Eleven foundry workers are being made redundant by Bradken, just weeks after the company introduced a four-day week.
The job losses are being blamed on a global downturn for the manufacturing business.
Other local firms are also facing tough times, with redundancies at Radio Dunedin and some ANZ bank branches.
There's also rumours of job cuts at TVNZ and MediaWorks.
Trade leaders are yet to reach an agreement in relation to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Negotiators were expected to make a decision today, following five days of talks in the United States.
Trade ministers, including New Zealand's Tim Groser, remain in Atlanta.
It's the latest effort to seal the 12-nation trade deal.