Brenda Harwood

Classic characters inspire

Classic characters inspire

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

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.

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.

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.