Rebecca Fox

'Refugee' coming home to lead Otago Boys'

'Refugee' coming home to lead Otago Boys'

Otago Boys' High School old boy Richard Hall is the new rector of his former school.

Voting matters thread of display

Voting matters thread of display

By yarn bombing the Esplanade bollards at St Clair, a Dunedin woman hopes to turn people back on to voting.

Ambulance service turns 50

Ambulance service turns 50

In 1964, 10 men volunteered to get an ambulance service running in Mosgiel, the ambulance was kept in a local garage and they attended about 200 calls a year.

Public insight into visual impairment

Public insight into visual impairment

Putting on glasses which simulate visual impairments has opened many people's eyes to how difficult everyday activities can be for those with vision problems.

Warning properties vulnerable

Warning properties vulnerable

Further land development in the Upper Clutha Valley will increase the risk from hazards, the Otago Regional Council says.

Water discharge problems blamed on old infrastructure

Old town infrastructure has been partly blamed for water discharge and take non-compliance which has caused environmental effects.

June warm but winter not a record-setter

An ''exceptionally'' warm June and a late warm spell failed to produce another record-setting winter, Niwa has confirmed.

Planned bus route change draws 200 submissions

A proposal to change the route and frequency of a bus service to Brockville has led to about 200 submissions being made to a proposed transport plan.

Stall holder now running the show

Stall holder now running the show

Six weeks ago Jakkii Goody, of Napier, swapped from being a stall holder to running the Great New Zealand Craft Show, which is on this weekend in Dunedin.

More details required for septic tank policy

An inspection regime for septic tanks is likely to be needed but more information will be required before the Otago Regional Council sets a policy, chief executive Peter Bodeker says.