Brenda Harwood

'Looking good' for spring opening

'Looking good' for spring opening

The family focus of the Highland Park development, in Mosgiel, continues to take shape, with construction well under way on a new high-spec early childhood facility.

Plea to help those with Down Syndrome

Plea to help those with Down Syndrome

Alexandra Walker (23) would love to work in a cafe, or with children, and dreams of visiting Disneyland and London's West End one day.

Help us 'break through': scientists

Help us 'break through': scientists

A Dunedin-based research team, working on a cure for type 1 diabetes, is reaching out for support.

Pleased to return to normal routine

Pleased to return to normal routine

For Dunedin teenager Shania Fox (16) there is great satisfaction in starting the school year alongside her peers this week.

Wanted: healthy seniors for study

Wanted: healthy seniors for study

It sounds like a personal ad: ''desperate researcher seeks healthy older ambidextrous people for study''.

Frustration at sign slip-up

Frustration at sign slip-up

Frustrated Port Chalmers residents will finally see 30kmh speed restriction signs installed in George St next week, after a month-long delay caused by human error. 

Bowie fans study star this summer

Bowie fans study star this summer

University of Otago Summer School students taking a ''whirlwind tour'' through the music of David Bowie, paused last week to celebrate the singer's birthday.

Sock-for-diabetics study

Sock-for-diabetics study

The humble sock and its potential benefits for people with diabetes are the subject of a new research project at the University of Otago department of clothing and textile sciences.

Focus on Antarctic architecture

Focus on Antarctic architecture

The development of Antarctic architecture, from purely functional to futuristic, imaginative and speculative design, is highlighted in an international touring exhibition now showing at Otago Museum.

Help for shelter

Help for shelter

The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust can breathe a sigh of relief, after a flood of donations arrived to cover a funding shortfall over Christmas.