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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-Eight years ago, Peter Grimsey started his first full-time job as a gardener and caretaker for Otago Girls' High School.
He is now their longest serving support staffer, with both staff and students seeing him as an icon of the school.
This year the Dunedin Fringe Festival Trust is celebrating it's 20th year.
But with public events being cancelled nationwide, the festival's director says they've cancelled one major event, and the festival will follow the ministry of health's guidelines in this developing situation.
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.