Shawn McAvinue

The silly and brave survive, pupils told

The silly and  brave survive, pupils told

Pupils involved in a drama programme in Dunedin yesterday learned about the importance of having fun as a professional actor.

Ringworm closes shelter

Ringworm closes shelter

Ugly ringworm lesions emerging on the skin of SPCA Otago staff and cats have spurred the indefinite lock-down of the Dunedin shelter.

Wall in house catches fire

A smoke alarm woke a Dunedin resident yesterday morning after a wall in the house caught alight.

Homeless installation causes a stir

Homeless installation causes a stir

An art installation portraying a homeless person sleeping rough on a Dunedin street is causing a stir in the city.

Smoke alarm prevents 'nasty incident'

Smoke alarm prevents 'nasty incident'

A Dunedin resident woken by a smoke alarm as a wall in their house burned this morning says the device saved them from ''a pretty nasty incident''.

ABs cop a bit of ribbing at flat

ABs cop a bit of ribbing at flat

Several All Blacks once called Dunedin's scarfie flats home, and the city's student quarter was an attraction yesterday for some of the current squad who brought tea and biscuits for tenants - and got a ribbing in return.

Dunedin actor fell in love with LA (+ video)

Dunedin actor fell in love with LA (+ video)

A Dunedin actor has returned home after performing and rubbing shoulders with celebrities in Los Angeles for a year. 

SPCA seeking shelter upgrade (+ video)

SPCA seeking shelter upgrade (+ video)

SPCA Otago has launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign to give its run-down Dunedin animal shelter a facelift.

Southland boy seriously hurt

Southland boy seriously hurt

A seriously injured boy has been taken to hospital after emergency services were called to a home in western Southland.

Pensioner warns of scam

Pensioner warns of scam

A Dunedin pensioner is warning others about an aggressive phone scam where callers pose as Inland Revenue staff trying to recover unpaid taxes.