Dan Hutchinson

Safety of sea lions queried

Safety of sea lions queried

The jury is still out on whether a new ''exclusion'' device inside fishing nets is helping to save sea lions, a Dunedin marine scientist says.

Strengthening solutions for quake-prone buildings

Dunedin is home to a quarter of the most earthquake-prone type of buildings in New Zealand and its architectural history could be ''drastically affected'' by a big shake, a leading engineer says.

Use of camping gear offered

Use of  camping gear offered

Cash-strapped families that cannot afford to go on holiday this summer are being given access to a store of camping equipment that is free to hire.

First 'business hub' meeting

The Mosgiel Business Association is to hold its first ''Mosgiel business hub'' meeting, aimed at attracting interest from non-retail members as well as its more traditional members.

Vimby here to help horticulturally impaired

Vimby here to help horticulturally impaired

The horticulturally impaired have been thrown a lifeline by a group calling itself Vegetables in My Back Yard (Vimby).

Smartphone, sex link seen

Smartphone, sex link seen

Smartphones and sex education programmes are leading children as young as intermediate age to experiment with sex, a Dunedin counsellor says.

Geese given the message

Geese given the message

Waikouaiti residents have taken a different approach to pest geese in their neighbourhood - making them feel really unwelcome.

Tunnel trails come closer

Tunnel trails come closer

A dream to re-create the start of the Otago Central Rail Trail through a pair of disused rail tunnels in Dunedin has received a major boost from Government safety officials.

'Over-reaction' hindering building re-use

'Over-reaction' hindering building re-use

They can't lease them out, sell them or pull them down so some of Dunedin's ageing and historic commercial buildings are being left to slowly crumble. Dan Hutchinson looks at the impasse over some of the central city buildings.

Mayor defends council's post-Christchurch quake stance

Mayor defends council's post-Christchurch quake stance

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is defending the council's decision not to take an aggressive approach towards attracting Christchurch people and businesses south after the earthquakes.