Tuesday, March 31, 2020Your-City

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.


Friday, March 20, 2020Dunedin

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.


Friday, March 20, 2020Dunedin

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.


Thursday, March 19, 2020Dunedin

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.


Thursday, March 19, 2020Dunedin

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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020Dunedin

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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020Dunedin

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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020Dunedin

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.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Dunedin

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.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Dunedin

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.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Dunedin

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.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Dunedin

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.


Monday, March 16, 2020Dunedin

New Zealand Fire and Emergency crews burnt down a house in Blanket Bay Rd, Sawyers Bay, as part of a fire practice.

The home had been given to the fire service by a member of the Port Chalmers Volunteer Fire Brigade, who wanted to clear their land.


Monday, March 16, 2020Dunedin

What seemed inevitable has finally happened.

The first positive Covid-19 test result has been confirmed in New Zealand’s tourism capital of Queenstown.


Monday, March 16, 2020Queenstown

What seemed inevitable has finally happened.

The first positive Covid-19 test result has been confirmed in New Zealand’s tourism capital of Queenstown.