The government's proposing to make changes to early childhood education.
That's being welcomed by local academics, including Dr Alex Gunn of the University of Otago's College of Education.
And she's here to explain why the changes will bring benefits.
Residents are being asked to help the city council design recreation areas in Mosgiel.
The reserves are within the Highland Park and Silver Springs subdivisions.
Council recreation planning officer Andrew Lonie is working on the project and he joins us to talk about it.
A climate change petition led by local academics has been discounted by the parliamentary select committee.
The Wise Response petition was presented by University of Otago Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark, and he's here to tell us about it.
The next round of discussions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement are about to get under way.
Chief negotiators are meeting in the United States in two days.
So Professor of International Relations Robert Patman joins us to talk about it.
The Otago Peninsula Trust has a growing portfolio of local attractions, and for the first time it has appointed a marketing manager.
Sophie Barker has taken up the role after seven years at the Dunedin City Council.
And she joins us to talk about her timely return to the peninsula.
A petition to the government to save Dunedin's historic courthouse is fast gaining traction.
It was launched a little over a week ago by the Save our Courthouse group, and has garnered more than 1000 signatures.
Group member and city councillor Aaron Hawkins is administering the petition, and he joins us to talk about it.
Thousands of residents are in recovery mode, after competing in this year's Dunedin marathon.
The event has been held for decades, taking runners on a scenic coastal journey around the harbour.
And race director Phil Coakes is here to tell us more.