John Gibb

Counter mail gets 3-month reprieve

Counter mail gets 3-month reprieve

About 120 determined Karitane residents packed into their community hall last night and learnt they had won a three-month reprieve from New Zealand Post plans to get rid of counter mail from the local shop.

'Bus buddies' to help users adapt

A Dunedin bus users group, Bus Go, plans to provide up to a dozen "bus buddies'' to help city bus users cope with changes to public bus routes and the zone system next month.

Go Card holders to gain from changes

Go Card holders to gain from changes

Go Card users will generally benefit from changes to Dunedin's bus network system, which include a switch to a simplified five-zone fare structure next month, Otago Regional Council support services manager Gerard Collings said yesterday.

Grappling proves popular

Grappling proves popular

Amateur wrestling remains a lively force on the Taieri if the buzz from the crowd at the South Island Wrestling Championships in Mosgiel last weekend was anything to go by.

Weather radar sites investigated

The MetService is continuing work to establish a $3million weather radar near Dunedin, capable of more clearly warning emergency services about issues such as flooding.

Bus-link fight to continue

Greater Green Island Community Network chairman Steve Hayward is "hugely disappointed'' the Otago Regional Council has no plans to restore direct bus links with South Dunedin.

Complaint about driver of red car

Dunedin police are investigating a complaint about a red or maroon-coloured car seen being driven dangerously on Portobello Rd early on Saturday afternoon.

Twins turn 99 and still teasing

Twins turn 99 and still teasing

Mosgiel sisters and identical twins Cora Wright and Elsie Fagg celebrated their 99th birthday at the weekend in their usual way, swapping birthday cards and a certain amount of good-natured teasing.

Visitor teaching the art of embroidery

Visitor teaching the art of embroidery

When visiting English practitioner and teacher Owen Davies says embroidery should be respected as an art as well as a craft, he has plenty of supporting evidence.

Hundreds expected at conference

More than 560 delegates, including mayors, chief executives and other leaders and councillors from throughout the country, will converge on Dunedin when the latest Local Government New Zealand conference starts tomorrow.