The lead up to the month-long nationwide lockdown was hectic for Emergency Management Otago but now halfway through the organisation says their systems are running smoothly.
The proprietors of Dunedin’s Aurora on George motel made the decision to remain open during the nationwide lockdown, and are aiming to provide a place for essential workers and stranded travellers.
Former Dunedin music producer Brendan Hoffman has lived in New York for more than five years and says his adopted home has changed significantly in recent weeks. Cases of Covid 19 are spiralling upwards in the United States, with New York City the hardest hit.
During uncertain times it is important to focus on what one can change rather than what one cannot, a Dunedin psychologist says.
As the Octagon Experience trial enters its final phase some small scale retailers are happy to see cruise ship passengers being dropped off in the "heart of the city" again.
The colour, the sights, and - above all else - the sounds, made Bland Park anything BUT, during the Waitati Music Festival on Saturday.
Hi all, this is my last column for the Otago Daily Times after 14 years as a music columnist.
Dunedin rock three-piece Honeybone play a final farewell show on Thursday before setting sail for Melbourne.
Anna Coddington Auckland musician Anna Coddington clocked up the frequent flier miles between her adopted home and Dunedin last year, and by the looks of it is set to do likewise in 2012. Chatting from Auckland, she says time with the whanau was a welcome break over Christmas. "Raglan for Christmas and Wellington for New Year's. Two of my favourite places."
Well, all but one of the major end-of-one-year, start-of-another music festivals have come and gone, leaving the music industry to continue chugging along, like Thomas the Tank Engine, in a business-as-usual fashion.
One of the many end-of-year music festivals is the Kaikoura Roots Festival, which is returning after a five-year hiatus on Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15.
Wellington band The Golden Awesome have played internationally, and have been around for a couple of years.
South Island musicians are represented strongly in the Best Folk Album category of this year's Tui awards, with acts from Westland, Canterbury and Otago all in the line-up.
True and dedicated fans of "the Dunedin Sound" will have tickets in their clammy palms in anticipation of seeing The Clean at Sammy's tomorrow night, to help celebrate Flying Nun's 30th birthday.
Former Dunedin musician Shayne P. Carter has been one of record label Flying Nun's brightest stars.
The good news is Midnight Youth are touring their new album across New Zealand. Bad news, Dunedinites will have to travel to Christchurch to see them as there is no Dunedin show on the calendar.
One-time Dunedin musician Anthony Lander is to return to town with brand-new band The Blue Onesies.
Wellington supergroup Fly My Pretties returns to Dunedin in the fourth incarnation of the pop-band-cum-travelling-circus.
Next month, legendary New Zealand record label Flying Nun celebrates its 30th anniversary with a host of shows up and down the country.
Dunedinite Julian Temple is a busy man, and he's about to get busier. He's just released his solo album, Nowhere Fast, at a release party at Taste Merchants in Stuart St.