Shawn McAvinue

Cheaper optical services for beneficiaries

Under an arrangement between opticians and the Government, beneficiaries and pensioners in the South will pay less for spectacles from next month.

Students paint for charity

Students paint for charity

A new headquarters has been painted with military precision by a ''scarfie army'' in Dunedin.

Pool needs 'slight' top-up

The Strath Taieri Community Board submission on the Dunedin City Council's 2014-15 draft annual plan calls for maintenance levels in the district to remain the same and for a top-up in funding for the Middlemarch Pool, board chairman Barry Williams said.

Pushing to register bicycles

Strath Taieri Community Board chairman Barry Williams will make a personal submission on Dunedin City Council's 2014/15 Draft Annual Plan to get bicycles registered.

Few changes to Anzac Day service

The Middlemarch Anzac Day service will be similar to past services, despite the Mosgiel Memorial RSA withdrawing its funding.

White Wave quest starts

Warrington couple Paul and Shelley Hersey have left Kathmandu to attempt to make mountaineering history on an expedition in the Himalayas.

Big numbers at cat clinic

Big numbers at cat clinic

The second annual student cat clinic yesterday was such a success the event could become twice-yearly.

Sports gear for Tonga; personal delivery

Sports gear for Tonga; personal delivery

The sports goods donated to a programme for disabled Tongan children will depart Dunedin tomorrow.

Mark of appreciation

Mark of appreciation

Taieri Gorge Railway chief executive Murray Bond (left) presents a certificate of appreciation to former chairman John Farry at the Dunedin Railway Station this week.