The cancellation of a major contract for assisting prisoners to reintegrate into society will not spell the end of a 133-year-old Dunedin charitable organisation.
A total of 107 Waitaki Boys' High School pupils hope to raise $10,000 from this week's 20-hour charity run.
Queenstown's South American community has raised more than $3000 for the Chilean earthquake relief fund.
The annual Bridge to Bar run, in which entrants run 5km from the Tutoko Bridge to the Milford Pub on St Patrick's Day, raised more than $2500 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
A Dunedin man is hoping 33 children will not suffer as a result of the Moroccan authorities' decision to expel his son, daughter-in-law and about 16 other foreign nationals who worked for the Village of Hope in the North African country.
Nine of the 22 Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade members have now been trained in co-response, partly thanks to a donation from Altrusa Queenstown.
More than $3500 was raised in donations by generous Queenstown residents, businesses and visitors during the Rock 4 Haiti music festival in Queenstown yesterday.
From the comfort of an armchair, in front of a warm fire in the middle of winter, with a glass of pinot noir, 2117km does not seem that far.
A music festival planned for Queenstown next Friday will raise money for people in need in quake-hit Haiti.
Community groups stand to gain millions of dollars in extra funding if the minimum rate of return from gaming machine societies is increased.
Hundreds of volunteers will be out on the streets in Dunedin tonight collecting canned food for the city's four major food banks.
More than $20,000 was raised by The Hills Cure Kids Open golf tournament last weekend.
Charity organisations need to diversify their funding sources in order to ride out the economic storm, fundraiser Lisa Wells says.
Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett has praised the initiative charity groups are showing.
As Dunedin's community and charity sector braces for hard times ahead, the generosity of Otago people is providing a buffer - so far, at least.