Brenda Harwood

Duo's dedication to dentistry recognised

Duo's dedication to dentistry recognised

Knox Dental surgery in Dunedin is celebrating the achievements of two of its dentists, who have both received the prestigious New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Outstanding Young Dentist Award.

More gas tests needed at Caversham tunnel

More gas tests needed at Caversham tunnel

The failure of gas-monitoring equipment after just one day inside the Caversham tunnel last month means the month-long testing programme must be repeated.

Meet Dunedin's stars

Meet Dunedin's stars

Dunedin's unsung heroes stepped into the limelight last night as The Star hosted its seventh annual Dunedin Stars awards event celebrating the achievements of the city's volunteers.

Retirement age: Query targets Labour candidates

Retirement age: Query targets Labour candidates

Question from the floor: Dunedin man Ronald Dick, a life member of the Otago Deaf Society, put Dunedin's election candidates on their mettle at Monday night's forum with a pertinent question about the age of retirement.

Welfare: Balancing needs with affordability and responsibilities

The contentious issue of New Zealand's welfare system sparked lively debate during Monday night's forum, with candidates expressing strongly opposing viewpoints.

School leavers enticed into building trades

School leavers enticed into building trades

New Zealand will need to nearly double the number of building industry tradespeople it has to meet a predicted $24 billion spike in residential and commercial building work across New Zealand in the next 10 years.

Online power discount 'grossly unfair'

Online power discount 'grossly unfair'

A Dunedin couple are feeling left out in the cold after receiving a letter from Contact Energy with their power bill this week.

'Hive of industry' as Regent rebuilds

'Hive of industry' as Regent rebuilds

Redevelopment at the Regent Theatre has reached fever-pitch with just 10 weeks remaining before the doors reopen for the first public event in 10 months - the International Film Festival.

Gasworks shop ready to be opened to the public

Gasworks shop ready to be opened to the public

February is shaping up as an exciting month at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, where trustees and volunteers are putting the finishing touches to the restored fitting shop.

Regent Theatre: 'We can't let it go'

Regent Theatre: 'We can't let it go'

Dunedin great-grandmother Dawn Ibbotson (95) was 13 years old when the magnificent Regent Theatre auditorium was built in 1928.