Brenda Harwood

'Punitive' disability Bill draws further flak

The fallout from the Government's passing of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill under urgency last month continues with disability groups labelling the legislation ''punitive''.

Elder abuse on the rise in Dunedin

Elder abuse on the rise in Dunedin K2 addicts demanding money from their grandparents are helping drive a rise in reported elder abuse cases in Dunedin.

Sure you can help relieve hunger

Sure you can help relieve hunger

Ten thousand cans of hearty food are being sought by Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) for its annual midwinter foodbank appeal.

Vogel St past to be brought alive

Vogel St past to be brought alive

Dunedin's oldest commercial area - the historic warehouse precinct - is the focus of an ambitious living history project for Otago Polytechnic students.

'Village' planned for central city

 'Village' planned for central city

A proposal by Co-housing Dunedin to take on a central city site could make Dunedin just the second city in New Zealand to host an active co-housing community.

Saintly silver kettle returns

Saintly silver kettle returns

A labour of love for Port Chalmers woman Carol Meikle, who has spent years researching the town's links with Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, who is known as Saint Mary of the Cross, has led to the return of a treasure.

Caution urged when buying firewood

Caution urged when buying firewood

With winter just around the corner and families looking for extra warmth, the Dunedin Citizens Advice Bureau is warning people to be cautious when buying firewood.

Tripe and onions back on menu

Tripe and onions back on menu

To some people it's the height of culinary delight, while for others the very thought of having it in the house is revolting.

RSA 'must re-establish'

RSA 'must re-establish'

The outpouring of public support for veterans on Anzac Day, with thousands attending services throughout Dunedin, came as the Returned and Services Association (RSA) faces a battle for survival.

Sale of building 'a relief' for RSA

Sale of building 'a relief' for RSA

February's sale of the United Services and Community Club building means the Dunedin Returned and Services' Association can ''really move forward'', after a year of consolidation and rebuilding.