A Dunedin painter is one of ten artists around the country to have their work recognised and funded by Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
Claire Rye is one of ten winners of the 2019 Resene Nature Murals Competition
Ground crews battled freezing conditions and high winds on Dunedin's Flagstaff on Tuesday as they dampened down hot spots on the site of Monday's scrub fire.
Gales twice reignited the blaze during the day before being brought under control.
Tuesday saw schools and churches in Dunedin and beyond continued the tradition of ringing bells to mark the arrival of the season's first albatross.
This year Dunedin Airport joined in with the fire crew letting rip with sirens, lights and water cannons to mark the occasion.
A large scrub fire that ripped through scrub and gorse on a hill above Dunedin City was brought under control shortly before 7pm on Monday.
However, the success of fire crews controlling the blaze did not come before a precautionary evacuation of half a dozen semi-rural properties in the suburb of Helensburgh.
A young boy from Abbotsford is up and walking with the help of a frame - just three months after major spinal surgery in the USA.
The parents of four-year-old Harry Finch are hopeful he might be able to walk to school when he starts in June next year.
About 120 scooter riders dressed up as animals, aliens and magical creatures on Saturday for the Southern Scooter Challenge.
Starting at Bluff the goal was to get to Queenstown by mid-afternoon, raising funds for cancer and a local hospice in the process.
An old church pedal organ is being offered free to a good home, after failing to be sold at auction recently.
Dunedin music and singing teacher Elizabeth Bouman has been looking after the instrument for the past twenty years, but now it's time for the antique instrument to find new lodgings.
Otago Polytechnic will be celebrating girl power at this year's Home and Living Show, as female apprentices and tradeswomen collaborate to put together the country's first climate safe house.
The project is a partnership between the local polytechnic and Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, and has attracted several sponsors in the community.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand have evacuated a number of properties, threatened by a major scrub fire, in the hills behind Dunedin. The fire, which started just before 1:00pm, near the Pineapple Track, on Flagstaff Hill, created a large column of smoke, with flames, along the ridge line.
A Dunedin bar is taking the unusual step of promoting blood donation to its punters.
The management of Zanzibar, in George St, says if 100 people sign up to a NZ Blood Service recruitment drive he'll reward them with a big surprise.
The historic Holmes Wharf in Oamaru is undergoing much needed repairs, thanks to a visiting maritime construction crew.
The much needed work comes after last year's discovery 40 of the wharf's old wooden piles were deteriorated.