Brenda Harwood

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.

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.

Study of new alcohol laws

Study of new alcohol laws

New Zealand's new alcohol legislation will be put under close scrutiny in a four-year research project by University of Otago researchers.

DCC reviews power fund

DCC reviews power fund

In the past year, 785 Dunedin families and individuals have been able to get on top of their power bills with support from the Dunedin City Council Consumer Electricity Fund.

Drivers needed to move meals

Drivers needed to move meals

Dunedin's Meals on Wheels service is in a tough spot, with volunteer driver numbers down and demand rising, causing Age Concern Otago to issue an urgent call for help. Brenda Harwood reports.

'Cook's day off' is welcome

'Cook's day off' is welcome

Dunedin woman Enid Ford (94) is determined to remain in her own home and receiving Meals on Wheels helps her to do it.

Solution to crossing fears stalled

Solution to crossing fears stalled

Sawyers Bay School principal Gareth Swete is frustrated by a lack of progress on solving safety concerns at the school gate.

Groups urged to adopt professional footing

Groups urged to adopt professional footing

Dunedin community organisations must find ways to shift to a more professional footing to ensure future sustainability and secure ongoing government contracts.

Christians fight poverty with budget service

Christians fight poverty with budget service

''Walking the journey'' with people as they become debt-free is the focus of a Dunedin debt-counselling service.

Globe races to meet fundraising deadline

Globe races to meet fundraising deadline

The flurry of fundraising activity continues as the Friends of the Globe Theatre inch towards their goal of raising $500,000 for repairs to the historic Dunedin theatre.