Almost $8000 has been raised for the local branch of the Child Cancer Foundation.
The money was generated through the organisation's annual duck dive at Moana Pool, held at the weekend.
The after-cost profit was $7912.
Organisers are thrilled with the result and say the event made for a fabulous day.News: BusinessLocal
Local residents are already utilising just under a million dollars in grants for first home buyers, under a new government scheme.
243 Dunedin residents have been awarded grants through the government's KiwiSaver HomeStart project.
The government doubled its support for first home buyers through the scheme in April.News: BusinessLocal
Local writers and literary enthusiasts are preparing for an annual poetry contest.
The Robert Burns Poetry Competition is about celebrating the late Scottish author's work and his ties to the city.
And there are several incentives for getting involved.News: Local
Voting papers are being posted to residents for the first national flag referendum.
People are being encouraged to choose their preferred alternative flag design by ranking the five options.
So our word on the street team asked members of the public if they're voting in the referendum.News: CommunityLocalNational
A central city bar owner is fighting authorities to have his on-licence renewed.
Police and health officials are opposing parts of the application, in particular a 3am one-way door policy.
And they're citing compliance by other publicans in making their point.News: Local
The city's largest highway development in years has finally been opened.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges was in town to cut the ribbon on the multi-million dollar Caversham Highway improvement project.
And he says the government's keen to invest more locally.News: Local
A local company has just been placed into liquidation, following a special resolution by its shareholders.
Otago Harbourside Developments Ltd is now in the hands of Insolvency Management.
Its 20 listed shareholders are scattered throughout Dunedin and the lower half of the South Island.
Two of the five company directors live in Dunedin.News: BusinessLocal
The Southern District Health Board's substandard doctor training at Dunedin Hospital is drawing concern from medical groups.
The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association says the DHB's standards are slipping, putting patients at risk.
Nineteen deficiencies have been identified by the New Zealand Medical Council in relation to the SDHB's doctor training in Dunedin.News: Local
A local animal welfare group is being given a helping hand, thanks to a nationwide charity scheme.
Dog Rescue Dunedin is being allocated over 300 bags of dry dog food.
It's part of the Purina Donate a Bag campaign.
Earlier this year kiwis were encouraged to buy the brand's food and register their purchases online, nominating a shelter to receive donations.News: Local
Dunedin is making way for imported landfill waste as part of a multi-million dollar project.
The Green Island Landfill is taking on more than 10,000 tonnes of waste from Christchurch.
And it's contaminated with a toxic substance.News: Local
A senior lecturer at the University of Otago is taking a leading role within the newly formed New Zealand Lung Foundation.
He's been chosen as the organisation's first patient ambassador after battling lung cancer.
And he's planning how to best use the opportunity.News: LocalNational
A local PhD student is doing her part to support the conservation of whales.
Her final research project is looking at managing the expectations and regulations around whale watching.
And she's calling for the public's input.News: Local
Thousands of dollars worth of gear has been stolen from a Roslyn house that was ransacked in a burglary.
The Sligo Tce home was entered through an unlocked door yesterday.
Two laptops, an iPad and several bottles of alcohol were taken, and the home rummaged through.
The contents of a jewellery box was also stolen and occupants are compiling a list of what's missing.News: Local
A new innovation by local software developers is being launched worldwide from Bath St.
It's about making property management easier for all users.
And it's also helping to establish Dunedin's profile as a tech-savvy city.News: BusinessLocal
The city now has about 30,000 possible connections to ultra-fast broadband.
That covers access to homes, schools and businesses.
The project to provide access to the majority of Dunedin's population is just over halfway through.
About 53% of the required infrastructure is now in place.News: Local
A Chinese delegation is spending two days in and around the city, learning about local food safety practices.
Members of the Shanghai People's Congress have toured Southern Clams in Dunedin, before visiting Silver Fern Farms in Balclutha.
They're being hosted by the Dunedin City Council, which facilitated the visit.News: InternationalLocal
Dunedin's top young designers have given the public a glimpse into the future of fashion.
Graduating students at Otago Polytechnic showcased their styles on the catwalk as part of an end-of-year event.
And there was more at stake than just impressing tutors.News: Local
Thousands of locals are trying to figure out how the city council's new district plan will affect them.
Council staff have been running a drop-in centre near the Octagon to help people understand the proposed second generation plan.
They've received calls and visits by more than 1100 people in recent weeks.News: Local
Local gamers have been putting their skills to the test during an interactive public event.
It was held at the central city library in celebration of International Games Day.
And now an even bigger convention is being planned.News: Local
Local experts are pushing for more public awareness around the growing rate of infertility.
New research at the University of Otago shows southern women are experiencing fertility problems at an alarming rate.
And that could spell bigger issues in the future.News: Local