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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dunedin's Edgar Centre has welcomed many visitors this week with the city's annual Polyfest.
The showcase of southern schools' pacific cultural groups is always a noisy and colourful affair with this year's event even bigger than in previous years.
Around 50 youngsters with varying disabilities took part in an all in sports day at Forsyth Barr stadium on Tuesday.
The day was run by Parafed Otago, and the Halberg Foundation, and brought together youngsters from across Otago and Southland.
Women motorcycle enthusiasts the world over have are taking part in a global baton relay to raise awareness of women riders.
The black, leather-clad group taking part in the New Zealand leg of the event roared through Oamaru and Dunedin on Tuesday.
The government's deal to create Kiwibuild homes in Wanaka's was not in the best interest of first home buyers.
That's according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, as the government lifts restrictions on who can buy the unsold Kiwibuild houses in Wanaka's Northlake subdivision.