Dan Hutchinson

Skateboard ban 'way over the top'

Skateboard ban 'way over the top' Surfers and skateboarders say a skateboarding bylaw at St Clair Esplanade is 'way over the top' and are staking a claim for their right to roll up and check out the waves.

City bird life increasing

City bird life increasing

The population of tuis, kereru and bellbirds is making a huge comeback in Dunedin, Otago Conservation Board member Dr Jim Williams says.

Unclear where poison will go

It is still unclear to what extent a massive pest control operation spanning 700,000ha of the South Island and the bottom half of the North Island will need to be carried out.

Consent given to fell specimen tree

Consent given to fell specimen tree

A Dunedin City Council committee has granted consent for a giant, protected specimen tree to be cut down because of the risk to the building and people underneath it.

Skater's icy resolve to compete

Skater's icy resolve to compete

There is no easy road to the Winter Olympics for Dunedin's champion figure skater Sarah MacGibbon.

Giant spider set to ensnare crowd

Giant spider set to ensnare crowd

Rhys Latton will have possibly the best view of proceedings at this weekend's Dunedin Midwinter Carnival - one of the perks of being a giant spider.

Freedom and responsibility

Freedom and responsibility

The Department of Conservation and the Dunedin City Council have started discussing possible camping sites on Otago Peninsula. Star reporter Dan Hutchinson takes a look at the issue of budget camping on the peninsula and finds a distinct lack of enthusiasm for new facilities.

An incy wincy issue for most

An incy wincy issue for most

Many Dunedin spiders do bite, some are poisonous and people should avoid holding them, entomologist Anthony Harris says.

Shake-up for social housing

Shake-up for social housing

State houses could be managed alongside the Dunedin City Council's housing portfolio and other social housing following changes announced by the Government last week.

Charity shop takes action to deter dumping

A Dunedin charity shop has had to install security cameras in an attempt to reduce the amount of rubbish being left at its doors after hours.