Dan Hutchinson

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.

Agencies aim to curb stress and spending this Christmas

Agencies aim to curb stress and spending this Christmas

Seventeen Dunedin social agencies have joined forces to try to change Christmas this year and put a stop to the stress and financial burden it places on many people. DAN HUTCHINSON talks to some of those who want to make a difference this year.

Pair see project through

Pair see project through

Twelve-year-olds Beth Lynch and Rosa Miller got pretty serious about a school project recently and raised enough money to fund 540 meals that will be distributed through Dunedin charities.

Locals urged to keep eye on sky during kereru census

Locals urged to keep eye on sky during kereru census

There is no time for navel gazing this week, with all eyes up for the Great Kereru Count of 2014.

Putting away keys is hard decision for older drivers

Putting away keys is hard decision for older drivers

Driving is part of our culture and the key to independence for many people so it is no wonder some are reluctant to call it quits when it becomes unsafe. Dan Hutchinson talks to those with the inside knowledge of life after driving.

Dunedin-born charity on the front lines

Dunedin-born charity on the front lines

An Iraq aid programme established by a University of Otago student three years ago has taken on a whole new dimension as conditions in Assil Russell's land of birth worsen every day.

Excitement brewing as beer festival season draws near

Excitement brewing as beer festival season draws near

The pressure is on for Dunedin's home brewing fraternity with bragging rights and reputations on the line during the city's beer festival season.

Sanctuary's 'halo effect' boosts birds

Sanctuary's 'halo effect' boosts birds

Dunedin is reaffirming its status as the wildlife capital of New Zealand thanks to a range of conservation projects that are starting to pay off.