Dan Hutchinson

Hospice shop branches out

Hospice shop branches out

Hospice OpShop Mosgiel doubled the size of its retail operation yesterday by opening a second store just a few doors away on Gordon Rd.

Rekindling the 'red beacon'

Rekindling the 'red beacon'

Over the past 24 years one family has been quietly going about setting things right on Dunedin's coastline. The Star reporter Dan Hutchinson takes a look at the work being done to restore Moturata/Taieri Island to its former glory.

Routes could be less safe, resident fears

Some residents alongside planned cycle routes are concerned cyclists will actually be less safe on the roads.

Sea level rise subject of study

A major engineering project designed to protect South Dunedin from rising sea levels will not solve the problems many residents already face.

Time to choose your lantern

Time to choose your lantern

The first rule of lantern making is - avoid going up in flames.

FoodShare cooking for a cause

FoodShare cooking for a cause

Families of newborn babies in Dunedin Hospital's neo-natal intensive care unit are the first to benefit from a new charitable activity that combines corporate team building with cooking.

Mobile groups to tackle possums

Guerrilla warfare tactics will be used on any possums left over from a major eradication campaign on Otago Peninsula.

Women using night shelter

Women using night shelter

More than 50 women have stayed at Night Shelter Dunedin since it stopped its men-only policy nine months ago, including someone in the last month of pregnancy.

No insulation upgrade for state house

No insulation upgrade for state house

Some state-housing tenants are slipping through the cracks when it comes to getting proper insulation in their homes.

Long wait for action on mould

Long wait for action on mould

Sickness beneficiary Karen Barnett is hoping for a warm, dry future after having lived in a damp Tainui house for nine years. Dan Hutchinson looks at what has been lurking under her state house all that time.