Celebrated cook Alison Holst, who spent the first 30 years of
her life in Dunedin and has retained close links with the
city, was ''overwhelmed'' to be named a Dame Companion of the
New Zealand Order of Merit.
They may live in different countries, but over the years
Swiss resident Patrick Gyger and Dunedin-born cultural
director and experimental sound artist Honor Harger have
learned a thing or two about maintaining a good long-distance
University of Otago doctoral researcher Barrie Irving is
urging caution in interpreting a study which suggests many
15- and 16-year-old Dunedin schoolgirls want to become
hairdressers, kindergarten teachers and air hostesses.