Crawling through mud-filled ditches, dodging barbed wire and navigating deep ponds seems to have retained its appeal for Dunedin locals...
The fifth Mud, Sweat and Tears event in Mosgiel over the weekend has been declared the most popular yet...
The event at the Wingatui Racecourse attracted more than seven hundred people this year.
It's designed to be as competitive as the entrants want it to be, and is raced over 5 or 10 kilometres.
People aged 13 and over are able to compete, either individually or in groups.
A dashcam has captured the moment a dodgy driver races along the newly installed cycle path in Castle Street, before swerving back into traffic and passing another car outside the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
This footage was taken by Nick Rutledge on his dashcam last week.
It shows a car being driven in the cycleway on Castle Street.
The vehicle then swerves through traffic near the settlers museum.
Rutledge says he reported the incident to police who had since reviewed the footage.
Arts Festival Dunedin opens tonight with performances in various venues around the town...
One of the acts is a one-woman play called Jane Doe, written by New Zealand playwright Eleanor Bishop.
The play addresses the topics of rape, feminism and empowerment.
But, despite the dark subject matter, actress Karin McCracken says the hard-hitting drama is, at times, funny and ends with the audience being given the chance to share tea and biscuits with her.