Friday, March 20, 2020

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.


Friday, March 20, 2020

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.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

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.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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, 2020

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.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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.


Monday, March 16, 2020
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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.


Monday, March 16, 2020

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.


Monday, March 16, 2020

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, 2020

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.