Shawn McAvinue

Beautification, not cash collection

Beautification, not cash collection

New ''no-parking'' signs beside the approach to Dunedin International Airport are part of a landscaping project rather than a move to collect more parking revenue, the airport's future chief says.

'Disappointed' about damage

'Disappointed' about damage

Deep burnout ''trenches'' are among the scars on new Fairfield landscaping.

Backyard tattoo botch-ups on rise

Backyard tattoo botch-ups on rise

The Accident Compensation Corporation is paying for more botched tattoo jobs as more people in Dunedin get dodgy ink work covered.

Czech exile writes first English novel

Czech exile writes first English novel

A Czech author who escaped from behind the iron curtain to live in exile in Dunedin is releasing her first novel in English.

Tracking the man behind the medals

Tracking the man behind the medals

About 100 years ago, a eager teenager lied about his age in Palmerston North to enlist in the Otago Battalion. Shawn McAvinue digs up his grandfather's military records and discovers a cabinetmaker signing up for military training in Dunedin to evade his older sister threats of stopping him joining World War 1.

Police foil forbidden dips in the drink

Police foil forbidden dips in the drink

Diving and swimming is prohibited at Ross Creek Reservoir but boys will be boys.

Dog in council custody

A dog believed to have been involved in an attack in Oamaru has been seized.

Dunedin hot spot for canned products

Dunedin hot spot for canned products

Dunedin is set to become the distribution base for a self-heating beverage, as the biggest market is expected in the South.

Shonky landlords put on notice

Shonky landlords put on notice

Landlords of substandard properties need to shape up their business or sell up, a Dunedin minister says.

Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how...

Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how...

A sea survival programme kept afloat by government funding is helping to save lives in Dunedin.