Inlet View Rest Home has closed, the second Dunedin rest-home to close in about three weeks.
Dunedin's Speight's Brewery has nearly doubled production because of the Canterbury quake.
Need your lawn mown or firewood carted inside? From next year, University of Otago students can take part in a volunteer scheme student leaders hope will change the university's drinking culture.
A survey revealing an urgent need to plan for a huge increase in demand for residential care for the elderly confirms what many in the sector feared, says Otago-Southland Aged Care Association board member Malcolm Hendry.
Waiting times for non-urgent radiology will increase because of the 24-hour radiographers' strike, Southern District Health Board diagnostic and support services Otago general manager Sonja Dillon says.
Dunedin's Foodstuffs South Island distribution centre has been ramped up to deal with extra demand caused by the Christchurch earthquake
The phrase desperate and dateless had a new twist on Saturday when Dunedin City Council candidates narrowly outnumbered "speed dating"-style voters at an event devised to put voters face-to-face with those who seek to represent them.
The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) is considering a mercy dash to Christchurch to help students in the quake-affected city.
The Christchurch earthquake will create economic opportunities for Dunedin and the rest of the South Island, says Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie.
More research is needed on two Taieri fault-lines to determine if they are active, University of Otago geologist Prof Richard Norris says.
Dunedin's Golden Centre will host an event this Friday to raise money for the Christchurch earthquake appeal.
The Southern District Health Board is working to manage the likely disruption from tomorrow's 24-hour radiographers' strike, diagnostic and support services Otago general manager Sonja Dillon says.
The Southern District Health Board risked upsetting "young mums" who ought to be consulted about its rural maternity review, board member Kaye Crowther said at the board meeting in Invercargill last week.
Swine flu has claimed 16 lives in New Zealand this winter, and a further 14 people are fighting it in intensive care units.
Four proposals to operate Waikouaiti's service station are on the table, Waikouaiti Coast Community Board member Gerard Collings says.
The Dunedin City Council wants to extend its kerbside recycling scheme.
The Government was aware there would be "implications" if the outcome of the neurosurgery process upset people, Prime Minister John Key said in Dunedin yesterday.
Up to 10,000 marched through central Dunedin at lunchtime today protesting the possible loss of neurosurgery services.
The Government would be "politically unwise" not to heed the voices of the thousands of protesters who turned out in Dunedin fighting to keep neurosurgery in the city, southern clinical health leader Richard Bunton says.
Five more people will die a year - and the same number will be severely brain-damaged and need permanent care - if the South loses neurosurgery, a former Dunedin Hospital intensive-care director predicts.