John Gibb

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.

Evolutionary genetic migration insights earn topmost award

Evolutionary genetic migration insights earn topmost award

Biological anthropologist Prof Lisa Matisoo-Smith has been awarded the University of Otago's highest honour, the Distinguished Research Medal.

ORC concern at Govt interference

ORC concern at Govt interference

Local government in Dunedin and Otago should not become the "puppets of Wellington'' and must retain close links with Otago people, and their needs, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

Warning against alarmist approach to S Dunedin

Warning against alarmist approach to S Dunedin

Otago regional councillors have emphasised the need not to overreact to environmental problems facing South Dunedin, saying solutions would eventually be found, guided partly by community dialogue.

Bus links proposal likely to disappoint

The public is likely to be disappointed Otago Regional Council staff have recommended restoring only southern route bus links between Green Island and Concord and not with South Dunedin.