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.
Dunedin's two-yearly arts festival is ready and raring to take to the stage today after problems with everything from finding venues to finding missing paint have been resolved.
Performers are arriving in the city, with technicians working hard to prepare venues.
And for festival director Nicholas McBryde, managing his stress levels is simply part of the job.
A young man has been spied stealing a charity collection jar, thanks to an in-store surveillance camera.
Crystal-clear footage of the theft of a jar of cash from the Waikouaiti Fish Inn at the beginning of the month has been released by the owner, in the hope of identifying the culprit.
The video shows the man pacing around while waiting for his order of fish and chips.
He's wearing a black singlet and sporting distinctive tattoos.