Dan Hutchinson

Vet's generosity giving injured penguins a second chance

Vet's generosity giving injured penguins a second chance

Hundreds of yellow-eyed penguins are still shuffling around today thanks to the efforts of Dunedin veterinarian Tony Malthus, who has been stitching them up for 15 years.

More flats than students

More flats than students

Competition in the student rental market is heating up with more than 100 properties still available in traditional student areas.

Southern learner drivers best

Southern learner drivers best

Southern learner drivers have the highest success rate when it comes to passing their practical driving tests

Smelly issue arises in rail tunnel plan

Smelly issue arises in rail tunnel plan

A project to link Mosgiel and Dunedin with a cycle and walkway by using abandoned train tunnels could be moving up the Dunedin City Council's priority list this year.

Ecosanctuary joins fight for kiwi

Ecosanctuary joins fight for kiwi Orokonui Ecosanctuary has joined the fight to save rare and critically endangered Haast tokoeka kiwis with a new ''kiwi creche''.

Award recognises playcentre's diet, exercise efforts

Award recognises  playcentre's diet, exercise efforts

Introducing healthy habits to preschoolers has earned the Mosgiel Playcentre the Heart Foundation's top Healthy Heart Award.

Kiwi refugees coming to Orokonui

Kiwi refugees coming to Orokonui

Orokonui Ecosanctuary's kiwi population could be doubling by the end of the month with up to 30 juvenile kiwis set to be relocated there.

Study to look at fuel poverty

Study to look at fuel poverty

When Fatima McKague and her husband moved to New Zealand three years ago from Canada, one thing struck her - the coldness of her housing.

Plans for possum trap app

Plans for possum trap app

As the battle to clear the Otago Peninsula of possums moves into its final phase this year conservationists are turning to high-tech solutions in residential areas. DAN HUTCHINSON discovers a smartphone app, developed in Dunedin, that can make possums disappear.

Athletics: Sam chuffed to receive Nick Willis scholarship at Colgate Games

Athletics: Sam chuffed to receive Nick Willis scholarship at Colgate Games

Athletics Taieri competitor Sam Gouverneur was ''chuffed'' to be one of only four junior athletes to win the coveted Nick Willis scholarship at the weekend's South Island Colgate Games.