Two Queenstown women are the only South Islanders in a group planning to cycle from Bluff to Cape Reinga to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.
There are not many who would give away a month's income, but for David Black of the Horse Trekking Company, near Queenstown, breast cancer is more than worthy of the donation.
Otago's basketball and netball communities are tired of feeling helpless and have decided to organise a charity game to raise money for those affected by the Christchurch earthquake.
Plans for a purpose-built community house in Alexandra are another step closer to reality thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.
Charity fundraiser Mal Law's second day of long distance running was a grim affair, with the support party of 12 sticking close by the dehydrated athlete over the 55km Young Wilkin circuit.
Queenstown women will raise money for charity by celebrating the "pleasures of being fabulous" at the Sofitel Hotel's penthouse suite tonight.
Wenita Forest Products is planning another firewood sale after about 800 trucks, utes, and trailers failed to shift all the cut-price logs it offered for sale on Sunday.
The Camp Quality Companions who spent three nights living and sometimes sleeping on stage in Dunedin's Octagon raised $4000 for their charity, Camp Quality South funding co-ordinator Gail Higgs said yesterday.
The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) is considering a mercy dash to Christchurch to help students in the quake-affected city.
The All Blacks have gone all white today as a show of support for the football side in South Africa.
A $750,000 Otago Community Trust grant has lifted funds raised for the redevelopment of Dunedin's Regent Theatre to $1.3 million.
Police from Balclutha and Milton joined South Otago Victim Support and the Milton youth co-ordinator in dressing up as cats, covering themselves in dots and visiting 20 business in Milton and 15 in Balclutha to promote Get Dotted.
A Bill requiring collectors for charities to disclose how much they keep for themselves faced opposition from charitable organisations at a parliamentary committee hearing today.
A plea for canned meat to feed an unexpected influx of cats and kittens at the Otago SPCA has met with a generous response this week.
A third of the funds needed for the proposed $3 million Alexandra Community House have been donated in one lump sum.
Motueka man Des Lehndorf has completed his 1250km trek of South Island tracks to raise funds for the vulnerable great spotted kiwi and is now putting his feet up in Auckland for a few days.
Seeking donations of everyday items for use in the Little Sisters of the Poor aged-care facility in Brockville has been a "win-win" situation for all involved , Mother Superior Sr Rose Margaret says.