The Dunedin City Council spent at least $115,000 on providing direct services for freedom campers in the 2018-19 season.
As people's work and family lives grow busier, putting ever increasing pressure on free time, volunteering is in crisis across New Zealand.
Volunteering is a natural part of life for Dunedin woman Kris Bennett, who steps up weekly to help out in the Otago Community Hospice kitchen.
A growing number of Dunedin families with a member experiencing cognitive impairment are finding peace of mind through the Dunedin LandSAR WandaTrak system.
A new start to life with a kind-hearted Dunedin man is working out brilliantly for profoundly deaf whippet-kelpie cross dog Lucy.
Newly-appointed Alzheimer’s Otago manager Liz Harburg is adapting to both a new city and a new role, in her fourth month in Dunedin.
After five years in the field of inclusive mixed-ability dance, Hahna Briggs will travel to the United States next month to train with the best.
Community concern about the uncertain future of Highgate Presbyterian Church in Maori Hill is gaining momentum, with a recently-launched petition gathering more than 800 signatures.
Dunedin bookseller Richard West is a man on a mission - to sell or find new homes for 20,000 books.
The transport habits of Dunedin adolescents will be studied against the backdrop of the city’s changing infrastructure as the Beats study ramps up.
Dunedin employers are stepping up with strong support for young people through the Youth Employment Success scheme.
People in full-time work are among those coming to the Salvation Army Dunedin food bank for help, with the cost of housing a major challenge for many.
Dunedin secondary pupils got a taste of actual rocket science during a hands-on session, as part of the Wonder Project scheme.
The Otago Art Society fears a proposed plan to make the Dunedin Railway Station a pedestrian precinct will adversely affect its operation and those of its fellow tenants.
Dunedin's warm autumn and the resulting sustained numbers of travellers, meant an unofficial extension to the 2018-19 freedom camping season.
The success of the Thomas Burns St car park freedom camping experiment has helped relieve the pressure on the city's other main sites - Warrington, Ocean View and Brighton.
To lift New Zealand children out of poverty, increased income is urgently required for families, and something must be done about "seriously inadequate'' benefits.
Training workers and jobseekers to meet the challenges of the Dunedin Hospital rebuild, centre city development and regional projects will require careful planning, experts say.
Port Otago will embark on a major six-month project to remove 45,000cu m of excess dirt and rock from Flagstaff Hill, Port Chalmers, from Monday.
About 600 young singers will step into the limelight on stage at the Dunedin Town Hall in next week's secondary school choirs event, The Big Sing.