Brenda Harwood

Truck-free accord reached

Truck-free accord reached

Trucks could be excluded from Blueskin Rd under a voluntary accord being negotiated between trucking companies, forestry owners, the police and the Chalmers Community Board.

Sentencing group to march

Sentencing group to march

Dunedin members of the Sensible Sentencing Trust will lead a peaceful march to the Dunedin courthouse on Monday, to coincide with the sentencing of the killers of 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri.

Gastro unit to be expanded

Gastro unit to be expanded

Dunedin Hospital's gastroenterology clinical leader Dr Jason Hill is a happy man.

Extra cans sought for foodbank

Extra cans sought for foodbank

The annual Octacan mid-winter foodbank appeal for Presbyterian Support Otago is under pressure to be more successful than ever before.

It's a small world

It's a small world

The travelling is easy in Tasmania, writes Brenda Harwood.

Fowl play: Geese invading pitch

Fowl play: Geese invading pitch

A flock of web-footed bandits has been invading the pitch at Watson Park, Port Chalmers, leaving fowl deposits in their wake.

Dumped rubbish irks locals

Dumped rubbish irks locals

A recent spate of nuisance rubbish dumping around Dunedin's rural fringes is frustrating residents and the Dunedin City Council, and raising concerns about what lies ahead for the summer. Brenda Harwood takes a look at the issue.

'Mighty effort' gets night shelter over line

'Mighty effort' gets night shelter over line

Relief, joy and a determination to do right by Dunedin's most vulnerable citizens fill the hearts of the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust members now they have hit their fundraising target.

Healthy eating starts early

Healthy eating starts early

The daily challenge of filling the kids' lunch boxes can be a minefield for parents, as recent studies have shown. Brenda Harwood talks to health advocates about the issue and its potential long-term impact on children's health.

Students join support effort for shelter

Students join support effort for shelter

A group of Otago Polytechnic students are rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in to help raise funds and awareness for the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust.