Eileen Goodwin

Researcher honoured as lichen move into limelight

Researcher honoured as lichen move into limelight

Dunedin lichenologist Dr David Galloway nearly deleted an email announcing his election to a prestigious European art and science body, assuming it was spam.

Dinners draw hundreds

Dinners draw hundreds

Hundreds of people shared Christmas dinner at charity lunches in Dunedin and Mosgiel yesterday.

Marked rise in attendence this Christmas

Marked rise in attendence this Christmas

Church attendance this Christmas is up significantly on previous years, the dean of St Paul's Cathedral, the Very Rev Dr Trevor James says.

'The family's best Christmas present'

'The family's best Christmas present'

Although yesterday was her due date, Olivia Dick's parents did not think she would arrive on Christmas Day.

Octagon protester charged

Octagon protester charged

A protester was arrested and his tent removed by police, after the Occupy Dunedin group sprang back into action yesterday in "solidarity" with its Auckland counterparts.

Spark from Flyer likely cause of fire

Spark from Flyer likely cause of fire

A helicopter douses a blaze which destroyed 3ha to 4ha of vegetation around the railway line about 2km south of Kingston yesterday.

Judge praises 'unsung heroes'

Judge praises 'unsung heroes'

The "unsung heroes" of the Dunedin courthouse ensure it runs well, departing judge Mary O'Dwyer said yesterday.

Rest-home funding threat

Financial pressure on Otago and Southland rest-homes is likely to increase next year when the Southern District Health Board transfers $1.2 million from residential to community care.

Nurses group seeks change

A group of community nurses say they are not adequately represented at the Southern District Health Board, and are pushing for change.

Health board cuts committee meeting schedule

The Southern District Health Board is cutting by half the number of times its main committee meets.