Dan Hutchinson

Stuffed sheep heading to Chinese museum

Stuffed sheep heading to Chinese museum

Those putting together an exhibition for the opening of the Shanghai Museum of Natural History have nothing to feel sheepish about - well, maybe just one thing.

Concern rises over state of lagoon

Concern rises over state of lagoon

Tomahawk residents say it is time to have a proper discussion about the state of their lagoon, given concerns over reduced water levels and toxic algae.

First-home buyers feel lending pinch

First-home buyers feel lending pinch

The number of first-home buyers in Dunedin has dropped since strict lending criteria came into force late last year.

The PMT Club roars into life

The PMT Club roars into life

The roar of big bikes and leather-clad figures descending on Waihola this week could only mean one thing - it must be pension day.

Community key in race for ultra-fast broadband

Community key in race for ultra-fast broadband

Complacency could be Dunedin's biggest enemy as it competes for the title of ‘‘Gigatown'' and the fastest internet service in the country.

Curtain call for state houses

Curtain call for state houses

Housing New Zealand Corporation has accepted an offer from a Dunedin charity to put curtains in the city's state houses.

Archivist shelves long career

Archivist shelves long career

After 20 years as Presbyterian Archives Research Centre director, Yvonne Wilkie (71) is not so much retiring as fading into the shelves.

Taskforce Green boss pleased scheme staying

Taskforce Green boss pleased scheme  staying

Retiring Dunedin City Council Taskforce Green co-ordinator Alex Griffin is concerned some unemployed people are still being ''left on their own''.

Houses standing empty in city

Houses standing empty in city Older houses are sitting empty in Dunedin as students and other renters favour newer developments.

City food chain role on table

City food chain role on table The Dunedin City Council will decide on Monday if it wants to take a more active role in feeding its citizens - everything from paua to pumpkins could be included in its patch.