Most days, Lindsay Wright journeys from Kaitangata to Balclutha.
Food banks in Dunedin are empty, with demand back to early 1990s levels.
A move to introduce a comprehensive wheelie bin service in Dunedin was put on hold yesterday, with an emphasis put back on reviewing waste targets.
A proposed bylaw affecting sports clubs and community groups has been described as having a "bob each way".
Otago property prices are steady, although sales volume is weak, but an industry spokesman believes some market confidence is returning.
As the psychological barrier of $2 a litre for petrol was passed for many Otago motorists yesterday, a warning has gone out the pain may get worse.
A shot taken just as she was leaving an area where she was taking pictures has won Ettrick woman Gillean Booth top prize at the Otago Wildlife Photography competition.
Trustpower's $400 million Kaiwera Downs wind farm, near Gore, has been granted consent, but that is likely to be appealed.
More than 40,000cu m of sand has been dumped on Dunedin's St Clair and Middle beaches in the past year in an attempt to combat erosion, but it is only a short-term measure.
The location of Beachlands speedway near Waldronville has been questioned by Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher.
Balmy weather and a slowing economy led to swimmers flocking to Dunedin pools over the summer.
Flights out of Dunedin International Airport have been cut as airlines struggle with surging fuel prices and a drop in demand.
A cycle and pedestrian underpass under State Highway 8 at Clyde and seal extension of the Nuggets Rd in the Catlins will become a reality after funding was approved for the projects this week.
Is it time to get the bike out? Taking the car to work, sports or a friend's house is a rite of passage for people in the South, but that could change in the face of rising prices at the petrol pump.
Trustpower has reiterated that it may truck 72-tonne machines through Mosgiel's main street to its inland wind farm.
Dunedin's harbourside arterial route roading project can go ahead, after funding of $17.06 million was secured from the Regional Land Transport committee yesterday.
The first Dunedin farm park has been granted resource consent.
Dunedin youngster Courtney Caulfield should know when to shuffle her feet and kick up her heels - she has plenty of family experience to count on.
One small Dunedin bowling club says the Dunedin City Council's proposed trade waste bylaw changes and fees will be the "end of us", while one of the city's biggest sporting clubs has labelled them "bureaucracy gone mad".
More than 1000 spectators and 900 players. One thousand pies, 300 hamburgers and 400 sandwiches devoured.