Shawn McAvinue

December shopping figures 7% ahead of last year

December shopping figures 7% ahead of last year

Christmas spending in Otago has soared more than 7% during the first 14 days of December, compared with the corresponding period last year.

Theatre puts on its own awards

Theatre puts on its own awards

The Fortune Theatre play Peninsula won production of the year at the Dunedin Theatre Awards last night.

Drink-driving charge after car rolls

Drink-driving charge after car rolls

A silver Toyota Altezza rolled off Hawthorne Ave, near Lonsdale St, and travelled down a bank in Mornington yesterday.

Choosing to succeed

Choosing to succeed

A Dunedin teenager who spent her childhood in and out of foster care does not consider herself a role model despite winning an award for achieving greatness.

Strikingly good restart for Iona Church clock

Strikingly good restart for Iona Church clock

The striking of regular chimes around Port Chalmers from the restored Iona Church clock is again setting the pulse of the small harbour town community.

HNZ allows dog in home

HNZ allows dog in home

A banished dog has been granted a reprieve to stay with his family in a Mosgiel state house.

Arts festival needs broader range

The 2014 financial ledger of Arts Festival Dunedin has ''a modest surplus'' and the festival will return in 2016 with a line-up designed to attract a broader audience.

Plan to feature artists on buses

Plan to feature artists on buses

A Dunedin art gallery is raising bus money.

Fir tree shortfall recalls fatal day a decade ago

Fir tree shortfall recalls fatal day a decade ago

For the first time since he began growing Christmas trees, John Munro sold out this week.

Mayor helps pupils test-drive scooter track

Mayor helps pupils test-drive scooter track

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull leads Grant's Braes School pupils on a convoy yesterday after he officially opened a new 125m scooter track at the school.