Vaughan Elder

Thousands set to show at street party

Thousands set to show at street party

The residents of Agnew St are reviving the street's annual keg party and more than 5000 people have indicated they will attend.

Who's a clever sparrow then?

Who's a clever sparrow then?

Inventive sparrows have been reaping the rewards of their cleverness after learning to open the automatic doors at Dunedin Hospital.

Hundreds of calls for carpet cleaning service

Carpetcleaners have been rushed off their feet in Dunedin since Wednesday's flooding, and one company alone has been called to about 200 flood-damaged houses.

No hope of saving house after landslip

No hope of saving house after landslip

A Northeast Valley, Dunedin, man whose kitchen was left hanging in mid-air after a ''canyon'' opened up in his section accepts he is unlikely to be able to return home.

Landslips block residents' access

About 15 people living on Otago Peninsula were blocked in by slips in two directions yesterday.

Family staying in motel after home inundated

Family staying in motel after home inundated

Reality sank in for dozens of South Dunedin residents yesterday as the extent of flood damage became clear.

Northeast Valley resident looks out to see 'canyon'

Northeast Valley resident looks out to see 'canyon'

A Northeast Valley Valley resident was in for a shock when he looked out the window to see a slip had opened up a ''canyon'' in his section, leaving his kitchen hanging in mid-air.

Road 'disappeared'

Road 'disappeared'

The occupants of two cars are ''very lucky'' to have escaped without injury after their vehicles dropped into a hole when an Otago Peninsula road collapsed in front of them after dark last night.

Child care centre developer pulls pin

A Dunedin developer has pulled out of a proposed $1.5 million Caversham childcare centre, saying a decision by a council hearings committee to limit capacity made it unviable.

Mum tells of 'panic' as quake hits farm

Mum tells of 'panic' as quake hits farm

''Panic'' set in for the woman living closest to the epicentre of the quake which shook Otago on Monday night, and the earth continued to ''grind'' and ''crack'' after it hit.