Brenda Harwood

Tracking how pupils get to school

Tracking how pupils get to school

Queen's High School pupils Ella Cameron and Louise Nicolson, who are participating in the Beats Study, have just a short walk to get to school, but both are active sportswomen.

Teen study sets off warning bells

Teen study sets off warning bells

An in-depth study of 1000 Dunedin teenagers and their means of transport to and from school has looked into their activity levels, nutrition levels and screen time and produced some worrying early results. BRENDA HARWOOD reports on the Beats study eight months on.

Bodgies, widgies ahoy

Bodgies, widgies ahoy

Dunedin playwright Sarah McDougall is putting out a call for bodgies, widgies and milk bar cowboys - teenagers of the 1950s, to share their stories.

Reduced funding 'a shock'

Reduced funding 'a shock' At a time when many Dunedin social agencies are struggling to make ends meet, the latest Lottery Grants Board community funding round has shocked the sector.

Parade marks departure of soldiers

Parade marks departure of soldiers

Thousands of Dunedin people will march in the footsteps of their forefathers, as the city gears up for the first major World War 1 centenary event in September.

Peace declared in Castle St

Peace declared in Castle St

An initiative to establish a Zone of Peace in Castle St, North Dunedin, has given people food for thought. Brenda Harwood takes a look at the concept.

All welcome at 'Healing Place'

All welcome at 'Healing Place'

Mosgiel residents are receiving a warm and friendly welcome at the ''Healing Place'', a gathering space at St Luke's on the Taieri.

Pair volunteering as wardens

Pair volunteering as wardens

Having the chance to ''give back'' to the community has inspired Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora social workers Soraya McGartland and Nick Callaghan to step up and volunteer to become Maori wardens.

Runanga recruiting Maori wardens

The need for more support for Maori families in Dunedin has prompted the Otakou Runanga to establish a branch of Maori wardens in the city. Brenda Harwood reports.

Hub trial helping migrants

Mosgiel Library will become a hub for migrants to access information and services, as Citizens Advice Bureau Dunedin takes over as the main provider of settlement support information.