With New Zealand nearing the end of a 10-day lockdown due to Covid 19 in Auckland and Wellington, many businesses are doing it tough.
In Otago, Business South is the new entity which combines the skills and experience of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Employers' Association.
NICKY ALDRIDGE-MASTERS is the acting CEO, and joined us via zoom.
The whole of New Zealand is on Covid 19 alert level 4 lockdown until midnight this Friday, with longer for Auckland.
There are still no cases of Covid 19 in the South Island, prompting some to question why people and businesses away from the outbreak zone are also locked down.
Earlier this week Queenstown Lakes Major Jim Boult voiced concern about his area... and joined us via zoom .
As New Zealand gets to grips with the country being on Covid 19 level four lockdown, some of us aren't coping well.
We were joined by a Dunedin psychologist Kumari Valentine who we spoke with at the beginning of the first covid 19 outbreak.
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 Dunedin clinical psychologist admits the global Covid-19 pandemic is causing panic around the world.
However, Dr Kumari Valentine says while it's important to accept your feelings, there is no need to panic, and many things you can do to stay calm.
A nationwide company has begun cleaning playgrounds across the country for free.
It's their attempt to tackle the rapid spread of the covid 19 corona virus.
A Dunedin hairdresser has made the difficult decision to close its doors for two weeks, in hopes of preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Aurum Hairstylists and Barbers co-owners Ria and Sonna Reihana decided after a team meeting on Wednesday morning, they would close their salon until April 1st.
A Kaikorai Valley College old boy has donated a prize-winning wooden sculpture to his old school.
However the sculpture's maker says he almost threw it in the fire shortly before completion.
Dunedin resident are being encouraged to have their say on kerbside collection.
Mayor Aaron Hawkins says the current black plastic bags will have to go for safety reasons, being replaced with a second wheelie bin.
A sprawling beach house at Ocean View, south of Dunedin, has been a long time coming but worth the wait.
The owners spent three years living in the garage after the house originally on site was knocked down to make way for the new build.
Dunedin Fringe Festival has been cancelled following the arrival of the Covid-19 outbreak in Dunedin.
But one act intends to keep on rehearsing and make a recording of show for posterity.
The Dunedin City Council is urging a calm southern approach to the Covid 19 Corona virus pandemic.
Mayor Aaron Hawkins and Chief Executive Sue Bidrose, say the council is following central government's lead, with a pragmatic approach.
The Otago Polytechnic has held its last graduation, before it joins a national educational institute.
The ceremony saw the polytech's chief executive Phil Ker awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his service to the school.
University of Otago students have begun using the new music and performing arts centre in Dunedin.
The centre includes a two-storey recording studio, and rehearsal spaces, but not everything's quite finished.
Three roommates boarding at John McGlashan College are trying their hand at a start up business.
The youngsters are selling Highlanders flags they collected after a recent home game.