Brenda Harwood

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.

Cycle network starting to take shape

Cycle network starting to take shape

Cycle and pedestrian routes through the southern city are opening up, as work progresses on phase one of the South Dunedin cycleway-walkway network.

Concern about traffic volume after pet run over

Concern about traffic volume after pet run over

A South Dunedin woman wants road safety improved after the death of her family's miniature schnauzer in an alleged hit-and-run in Surrey St.

Lower speed limit sought

Lower speed limit sought

Two pedestrian crossings on busy George St, Port Chalmers, will be widened and a temporary speed limit reduction could be introduced to improve pedestrian safety.

Safety focus suits firefighter

Safety focus suits firefighter

After working as an operational firefighter for the past 14 years, the role of fire risk management officer for East Otago holds exciting challenges for Mike Harrison.

Retiring, but contribution to music continuing

Retiring, but contribution to music continuing

A life in music will continue for Professor John Drummond when he formally retires from the University of Otago Department of Music in mid-2014.

Initiative to train more guides

Initiative to train more guides

The Friends of the Dunedin Botanic Garden group is planning to train more volunteer guides ahead of the summer cruise ship season.

'Huge disruption' follows cancer diagnosis

'Huge disruption' follows cancer diagnosis

The Michelle family, of Mosgiel, have been through some tough times in the past 18 months, as young Xavier has undergone treatment for cancer.

Energy refit saves DHB millions

Energy refit saves DHB millions

A raft of changes, including replacing 16,000 light tubes, has helped Dunedin Hospital save more than $2 million in energy costs in the past four years.