Dan Hutchinson

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.

White fantail caught on camera at Ohau

White fantail caught on camera at Ohau

The sighting of a white fantail by a holiday-maker in Lake Ohau is the first that Dunedin-based Department of Conservation technical adviser Bruce McKinlay has ever heard of.

'Bandits' have big plans for park

'Bandits' have big plans for park

''Garden bandits'' are planning to seize an overgrown public reserve in Dalmore and give it back to the locals.

Plea after dog's fish-hook death

Plea after dog's fish-hook death

A simple, ''careless'' act has cost a couple their much-loved family pet - and an important link to a daughter who died too young.

Youth job schemes pay off

Youth job schemes pay off

Intensive efforts have gone into tackling Dunedin's youth unemployment this year. The Star reporters DAN HUTCHINSON and JONATHAN CHILTON-TOWLE take a look at successes so far and the challenges that remain.

Council vets Dog Rescue

Council vets Dog Rescue

An animal rescue charity has been told it must not speak about the Dunedin City Council without prior approval or it could lose access to condemned dogs at the pound.

Heeding the `call' for a different experience

Heeding the `call' for a different experience

Dunedin family is skipping summer this year and heading for Nepal.