Dan Hutchinson

Mobile groups to tackle possums

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

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.

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.

Old plan for subdivision dusted off

Old plan for subdivision dusted off

A proposed 36-section subdivision in Norwood St will go ahead ''whether I am alive or dead'', farmer and Dunedin city councillor Doug Hall says.

Big tree poses problem

Big tree poses problem

The Dunedin City Council's policy towards trees is being put to the test as councillors try to decide what should take priority - a huge, healthy, century-old specimen tree or the house that was built around it 20 years ago.

Slow uptake of free insulation

Slow uptake of free insulation

Only 100 people have so far signed up for free insulation being offered to Dunedin community services card-holders.

Call to extend trial to solar panels

Call to extend trial to solar panels

A year on from the start of a trial to allow home owners to add the cost of insulation and heating appliances to their rates bill and the Dunedin City Council has underwritten more than $2 million in loans. Dan Hutchinson looks at the popularity of the Warm Dunedin scheme. About $2 million has been loaned to hundreds of Dunedin home owners to insulate and heat their houses under the scheme.

Bradford's flying fox a swooping success

Bradford's flying fox a swooping success

Fun has taken on a whole new dimension at Bradford School after the installation of what could be the longest flying fox in Dunedin.