Rare diseases are conditions which effect one person for every 2000 people.
A Dunedin woman has a 1 in a 1 hundred and 50,000 thousand illness which can be fatal, known as M.S.U.D, one of the symptoms is that her body attacks itself if she eats protein.
When a Dunedin couple purchased a grand old home, complete with servants quarters for renovation, they had no idea what they were getting into.
But twenty years on, their efforts have resulted in a large home for the whole family to enjoy.
Hollywood A-listers Kirsten Dunst and Benedict Cumberbatch were in Dunedin on Thursday for the filming of a Netflix film.
Entitled The Power Of The Dog, the shoot has been making good use of historic Otago architecture as a back drop.
About 200 year 5 and 6 girls from across greater Dunedin converged on North Dunedin sports fields, for a 'have a go' day, across four sporting disciplines.
The youngsters were encouraged by representatives in each code, with those trying hockey being guided by a gold-medal winning athlete.
The World's best kneeboarders will be hitting the waves at Dunedin's St Clair beach this week.
Competitors from across the globe are set to ride the surf as they compete in the World Kneeboarding Championships.
The Bluff Oyster harvesting, and eating, season has begun.
One Dunedin cafe reckons it got the jump on the competition after the owner made a couple of trips to Bluff.
Defending Women’s World Motocross Champion, Otago's own, Courtney Duncan began her 2020 campaign with a double victory this weekend.
The Dunedin based rider is racing for the Kawasaki Dixon Race Team, and is on top of the leaderboard with maximum points in the competition so far.
A Milton boat company believes it has created an amphibious boat with a retractable front wheel when it enters the water.
While amphibious boats were not new, McLay Boats says a water craft with electric-powered wheels is something no-one has seen yet.
The release of 25 critically endangered yellow-eyed penguin chicks this week marked a special occasion for Penguin Rescue.
The organisation has cared for two penguin colonies at Moeraki, where 38 nests have produced 49 living chicks.
Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa, or VICTA, is running a series of workshops following recent, and ongoing, changes to Dunedin's traffic system.
Author Lynley Hood is a spokesperson for people with visual impairments, and says being without a car can be a shock for some people.
After losing against the Crusaders last week, the Highlanders rugby team are hoping to apply lessons learned when they face the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.
The match will be the first since the start of the University year and players are hoping for some extra motivation from a crowd of cheering students.
Plenty of people across the South are dreaming of winning big tonight with Lotto's $42 million Powerball set to be drawn in a few hours.
Business has been brisk for one of Otago's luckiest Lotto outlets, with some customers hoping the store's past success will increase their chances.