John Gibb

ORC to step up wallaby controls

The Otago Regional Council is moving to take stronger action in response to a growing threat of wallaby incursions from South Canterbury, including via the Hawkdun Range.

Chance to keep out wallabies

The wallabies are coming.

Call to tackle busy intersection sooner

Call to tackle busy intersection sooner

Mosgiel community representative Bill Feather warns there is no room for complacency about traffic congestion affecting a key intersection leading into the town.

'Happy' RSA military memorabilia is soon to get much better housing

'Happy' RSA military memorabilia is soon to get much better housing

Mosgiel Memorial RSA committee member Bing Crosbie (84) is ''very happy'' the club's extensive collection of military memorabilia and its library books will soon be much better housed.

Hotere's ceramics collection focus of exhibition

Hotere's ceramics collection focus of  exhibition

An Otago Museum exhibition of ceramics from the collection of the late Dunedin painter Ralph Hotere offers new insights into his artistic interests and friendships.

Science fiction, fantasy collection on show

Science fiction, fantasy collection on show

On the floor of the de Beer Gallery at the University of Otago central library there is a spot reserved for ardent devotees of science fiction.

Wrought by wordsmiths

Wrought by wordsmiths

As Dunedin prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary of incorporation as a city on Monday, a cup of coffee at a poetry reading gets John Gibb musing on the city's rich literary history.

Frustrating fight for 30kmh limit

Frustrating fight for 30kmh limit

Careys Bay resident Kristine Nicolau is frustrated that the fight to have a permanent 30kmh speed restriction in the Port Chalmers main street has still not been won.

Intersection problems mounting

Intersection problems mounting

Some drivers are facing ''grave difficulties'' in using a major Mosgiel intersection at peak times, a community representative, Bill Feather, warns.

RSA history shaken by letter

RSA history shaken by letter

A letter penned in 1919, and recently discovered in a wallet, is sparking a complete rethink of the Mosgiel Memorial RSA club's early history.