Brenda Harwood

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.

Rescued from abusive situation

Rescued from abusive situation

A Dunedin man is thanking his lucky stars, and local agencies, after his recent rescue from an abusive living situation.

Red Cross wants more volunteers

Red Cross wants more volunteers

The Dunedin-based Red Cross Community Transport Service is looking for more volunteers as drivers and ''passenger assistants''.

Master's student focusing onmigrants' health practices

Master's student focusing onmigrants' health practices

The health experiences of migrants in New Zealand's biomedicine-focused healthcare system is the focus of research for Master's student Hannah Bailly.

Regent to play icy role in production

Regent to play icy role in production

Paul Mansfield is a man who knows ice - and he will be looking for five tonnes of it when he returns to the city in June.

Trust sets up fundraising scheme

Trust sets up fundraising scheme

The brutal cold snap that hit Dunedin this week has highlighted the plight of the city's homeless and the vital work of the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust.