Brenda Harwood

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.

All welcome at 'Healing Place'

All welcome at 'Healing Place'

Mosgiel residents are receiving a warm and friendly welcome at the ''Healing Place'', a gathering space at St Luke's on the Taieri.

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.

Runanga recruiting Maori wardens

The need for more support for Maori families in Dunedin has prompted the Otakou Runanga to establish a branch of Maori wardens in the city. Brenda Harwood reports.

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.

'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.

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.

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.