Brenda Harwood

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.

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.

'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.

Inconvenient fix-it job will be done to the letter

Inconvenient fix-it job will be done to the letter

The Regent Theatre wants to buy a vowel, and it's going to need a crane to do it.

Monumental research surprising

Monumental research surprising

A labour of love for Dunedin woman Heather Bray is to become part of the official commemorations of the 100th anniversary of World War 1 in 2014.

Quite a commute to work - in Denmark

Quite a commute to work - in Denmark

Fostering international relations is the core business of Dunedin woman Clare Dorking in her work as international co-ordinator at the International Business Academy in Kolding, Denmark.

South worst in binge-drinking stakes

South worst in binge-drinking stakes

Dunedin has been urged to wake up to the dangers of binge boozing after a new report found the South has the highest rate of hazardous drinking in the country.