Brenda Harwood

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.

Milestone for shelter campaign

Milestone for shelter campaign

The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust's fundraising campaign received another boost this week with a $25,000 donation from the William Sherriff Charitable Trust.

Support group for visually impaired

Support group for visually impaired

Providing practical ideas and support for people living with visual impairment is the focus of the Dunedin-based Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa NZ (Victa).

Victa group helps keep Jack at home

Victa group helps keep Jack at home

Green Island resident Jack Rutherford (84) is a practical man who has adopted an array of clever strategies to cope with his visual impairment.

More help sought with power bills

More help sought with power bills

The ''big chill'' that has struck Dunedin in the past two months has led to a three-fold increase in people seeking help through the Dunedin City Council's Consumer Electricity Fund.

Dunedin leads in glass recycling

Dunedin leads in glass recycling

Dunedin is proving to be one of the country's most successful recycling cities, gathering more than 9000 tonnes of recyclables at the kerbside and through community facilities each year.

Hopes people 'can' help by donating to foodbank appeal

Hopes people 'can' help by donating  to foodbank appeal

The annual Octacan appeal is a vital component of the Presbyterian Support Otago Family Works foodbank supply, as ever-increasing demand puts pressure on the service.