Olivia Caldwell

Van welcome gift for group

Van welcome gift for group

A small community support group is the grateful recipient of a much-needed van and is thanking the generosity of a Mosgiel couple.

Ecosanctuary funding down after three years

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has just had its third birthday, but there are concerns as membership and funding have both dropped.

Fundraising fighters ready to rumble

Fundraising fighters ready to rumble

After 17 weeks of training, sparring and constant ''attention'' from their trainers, the fighters in Dunedin's Southern Showdown will step inside the ring tonight at the Edgar Centre.

Father motivated runner by deeds and words

Father motivated runner by deeds and words

If his father completing 14 marathons was not the motivation Max Bania needed to run his first marathon in September, a jibe at his lifestyle was.

Farmer offers lamb after child's pet brutally killed

Farmer offers lamb after child's pet brutally killed

The owner of a lamb which was bashed and killed on Saturday says he has been blown away by one Central Otago sheep farmer's kindness.

Drunk smashes way into flat then falls asleep

A ''heavily intoxicated'' 20-year-old smashed two windows and two doors at a stranger's flat before removing his clothes and falling asleep on a couch.

Children find chocolate gold

Children  find chocolate gold

How do you catch a chocolate bar thief on a moving train? Fill the carriages with hundreds of hungry schoolchildren on holiday with a keen nose for chocolate crime.

Loan restrictions could lock out low earners

Loan restrictions could lock out low earners

First home buyers in some parts of Otago could require an $80,000 deposit if the Reserve Bank goes through with its proposed restrictions on home loans.

Group faces large shortfall

Group faces large shortfall

Parents in Otago with autistic children are faced with raising $145,000 to ensure the continuity of a therapy programme.

Losing child-care centre a blow

Losing child-care centre a blow

An Otago Peninsula early childhood learning centre has closed because of financial difficulties and its owner blames a Government initiative offering free daycare.