Brenda Harwood

Health system 'under stress'

Health system 'under stress' A population-based funding model has been blamed for ongoing health funding woes, as debate rages over staffing levels, cuts to mental health beds and ageing Dunedin Hospital infrastructure.

Intern goes extra mile to gain experience

Intern goes extra mile to gain experience

Danish business student Nick Nissen (23) has travelled halfway around the world to be part of the the Dunedin Fringe Festival organising team.

Cyclist asks for more care from truckies

Cyclist asks for more care from truckies

A Dunedin cyclist and Sawyers Bay resident has highlighted the daily dangers of commuting by bicycle on busy State Highway 88 and has called on truck drivers to take more care.

Music takes centre stage at the Regent

Music takes centre stage at the Regent

Searching through hundreds of vinyl LPs and CDs for ''discs to spin'' during today's Regent Theatre Anything But Books Sale has been a trip down memory lane for Darryl Baser.

Tea parties to greet cyclists on fun day

Tea parties to greet cyclists on fun day

An unusual and genteel sight will greet cyclists heading along North Rd to the Bike Wise Fun Day at Forrester Park today.

Bloke's Shed mooted for Valley

Bloke's Shed mooted for Valley

The Bloke's Shed concept has been a great success since the first shed was established at Taieri Aerodrome in 2007.

Push to get students on the buses

Push to get students on the buses

Expect to see many more young faces on public buses this year, with university and polytechnic students being urged to take part in a new transport scheme.

In-depth study of pupil's transport

In-depth study of pupil's transport

The methods used by Dunedin teenagers to get to and from school will be the subject of an intensive study across the city's 12 high schools.

Port Chalmers speed restriction funding sought

Port Chalmers speed restriction funding sought

A temporary speed restriction in Port Chalmers' main street has been a hit with business owners but its impact on motorists is yet to be established - and the question of who will pay for it has arisen.

Cities vie for big oil's favour

Cities vie for big oil's favour Dunedin and Invercargill have both been courting big oil companies in recent years for the chance of a billion-dollar bonanza from potential gas deposits in the Great South Basin.