Dan Hutchinson

Mother fears son drinking to death

Mother fears son drinking to death

Alcohol is many different things to many people but for alcoholics it is a killer. For their mothers it is a nightmare. One of these women tells her story to The Star reporter DAN HUTCHINSON.

Research 'desperately needed'

Research 'desperately needed'

The death of 29 little blue penguins at Doctors Point last week is a graphic illustration of the problems facing conservation groups in and around the Dunedin area.

Building boom in city

Building boom in city Dunedin is experiencing the biggest new-house building boom since the beginning of the global financial crisis.

Peninsula camping explored

Peninsula camping explored

All options big and small will be considered as the Department of Conservation and Dunedin City Council formally begin their search for ''camping opportunities'' on Otago Peninsula.

Great response to Age Concern's call for volunteers

Mosgiel people have responded immediately to a call for help from Age Concern two weeks ago in the Taieri Times.

Dunedin NZ exercise capital

Dunedin NZ exercise capital

Dunedin people are consistently proving to be the most physically active in the country.

ReStore plea for clean,undamaged goods only

ReStore plea for clean,undamaged goods only

It is a dangerous job but someone has to do it.

Demand sees visitor service call for help

Demand sees visitor service call for help

A call for help has gone out to the Mosgiel community as Age Concern seeks to ensure the safety and social needs of residents are being met.

Beautification project last stage

Beautification project last stage

The final stage of a roadside beautification project in Fairfield is under way, almost four years after the project started.

Liberating Bill's wild side

Liberating Bill's wild side

We live in an age when even a dysfunctional wood pigeon can be sentenced to ''rehab'' to sort out his personality flaws.