Brenda Harwood

Hospice faces funding shortfall of $2 million

Hospice faces funding shortfall of $2 million

Rising costs and increasing pressure on funding organisations mean the Otago Community Hospice will have to raise $2 million this financial year to break even.

New life for old books

New life for old books

Dunedin librarians have given new life to old books, as part of a series of extraordinary art works.

Underwater clean-up of harbour

Underwater clean-up of harbour

Dunedin divers will take the plunge at Wellers Rock in Otago Harbour on November 29 planning to collect hundreds of pieces of debris from across the city which have found their way into the water.

Brockville's close link to WW1

Brockville's close link to WW1

The long and intriguing history of Brockville, its relationship to World War 1, and its evolving community are the focus of a research and oral history project in the area.

Classic characters inspire

Classic characters inspire

Classic children's characters are helping to give the Playhouse Theatre in Albany St a theatrical facelift.

'Lend an arm' for blood donations

'Lend an arm' for blood donations

The New Zealand Blood Service is urging healthy adults in Dunedin to rise to the challenge and ''lend an arm'' to help meet growing demand for blood products.

RNZRSA role for Glover

RNZRSA role for Glover

Dunedin Returned and Services Association president Jenepher Glover has become one of the first two women to be voted on to the national executive of the Royal New Zealand RSA.

Riding for Disabled aims to hit the trails

Riding for Disabled aims to hit the trails

Riding for the Disabled Dunedin has some big plans for the future, which could include recreational riding trails built around its Fairfield base.

Globe fundraising on target

Globe fundraising on target

The heroic fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Globe Theatre during the past year have brought them tantalisingly close to the $500,000 target for the theatre's redevelopment.

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.