Sometimes major changes to a normal way of life can inspire greatness.. and the Covid 19 pandemic, and lockdown has prompted the hills to be alive with the sound of music at Careys Bay.
In a bid to help with lockdown cabin fever, opera singer Lois Johnston treated her neighbours to a special performance from her balcony on Sunday.
A local organisation for residents with special needs is in financial limbo.
The Dunedin Community Learning Centre has been relying on grants for the past three years, after losing its government funding.
And now the grant money is about to run out.
Police are searching for two women in relation to the daytime burglary of a Walter Street house in Mornington.
The occupant arrived home at one in the afternoon to discover his front door kicked in and two female intruders inside.
Police say the women stole a cellphone and several bottles of alcohol, before fleeing the property in a red Toyota.
Officers are following a strong line of enquiry in relation to the incident.
Otago Museum staff are up against the country's best exhibition designers, in line for a national award.
Annah Taggart and Craig Scott are being recognised for their exhibition on Ralph Hotere's personal ceramics collection.
It's a finalist in the Designers Institute of New Zealand awards, to be announced in October.
The exhibition includes artwork by Hotere and ceramics by local potter Barry Brickell.
Other finalist exhibitions have been put together by top designers at Weta Workshop, Te Papa and the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
The city council's seeking to retrieve more than $7000 in unpaid consent fees.
Locals involved in four different consent applications have failed to pay the full amount billed by the council.
A hearing is being held next Monday for each case to be considered.
One involves the creation of industrial sites in Burnside.
Another relates to the subdivision of a Tanner Road section.
Almost half the money owed is for a Kaikorai Valley Road development.
The other case involves breaches of consent conditions at an Arthur Street property.
The Dunedin City Council has gained a new chief executive, and lost the head of its stadium, all in one day.
One announcement followed the other as the top jobs came and went.
And both mean new searches are on for replacements.
The Dunedin City Council is hoping a new initiative will provide concerned ratepayers some insight into the city's finances.
Dunedin city councillors will meet tomorrow to interview short-listed candidates for the job of chief executive of the DCC.
The 9am meeting will be held with the public excluded.
The council's current chief executive, Paul Orders, has been lauded a success, after making cuts to council spending without cuts to services.
He resigned after a two-year stint, after landing the role of chief executive of the Cardiff council.
His replacement is expected to be confirmed by Thursday.
Over 80 people are expected to lose their jobs, with AgResearch expected to cut staff at Dunedin's Invermay research centre.
Staff and the public have spoken out about the damage the job losses will do to the city.
So this week's 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team hit town to see whether or not you are aware of the issue, and if you think the government will listen to local concerns.
Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders has confirmed he will be leaving the city after confirmation of his new role in Cardiff.
News emerged last week Orders was expected to get the Welsh job, after about two years in Dunedin.
He has received plenty of praise for his role in putting in order the finances of a DCC struggling with a multi-million dollar debt.
He says he will be leaving Dunedin with mixed emotions, with the last two years a "singularly positive experience".
But he will have no let-up from local body challenges.