David Loughrey

Hazardous building costs varsity

Hazardous building costs varsity

A guilty plea by the University of Otago in a health and safety case has led to $60,000 reparation for a woman left permanently disabled, and a promise to fix a building the Dunedin District Court heard had caused serious injury.

Spark dimmed, but soldering on

Spark dimmed, but soldering on

It is three decades since one of the darker episodes in electrical engineering history took place in Dunedin. David Loughrey looks back to the 1980s with an excerpt from his soon-to-be-released book Hot Solder: The Andrew Hollison Story*, on the life of an enigmatic and controversial Dunedin electrical engineer.

Under-fire Cull stands by comments

Under-fire Cull stands by comments

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull came under fire from hoteliers yesterday who said his belief the city needed an increase in quality hotel accommodation was wrong.

Cull to push for more city hotels

Cull to push for more city hotels

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says the Dunedin City Council will soon begin a major push to attract hotel development to the city.

Tourism the new star

Tourism the new star

The booming tourism industry, expected to overtake dairy as New Zealand's biggest export earner this year, means not all is ''doom and gloom'' in the New Zealand economy.

Big opportunity to 'sell' tourism in the South

Big opportunity to 'sell' tourism in the South

More than 200 tourism operators and suppliers are in Dunedin this week for a conference that should give Dunedin operators the chance to promote their products.

Accident victim comes a long way

Accident victim comes a long way

When Hannah Scott lay in Dunedin's intensive care unit in a coma in 2009, doctors told her parents to be ''realistic'' about her chances.

Moving on from high-end fashion

Moving on from high-end fashion

After 26 years selling high-end second-hand fashion clothing in Moray Pl, Dunedin, it is unclear whether Fiona van Leeuwen will miss her customers more than they will miss her.

Inside The Ward St substation

Inside The Ward St substation

It comes from an age when utilitarian purpose did not preclude elegant design of the very latest fashion. The Ward St substation is one Dunedin's finest infrastructure buildings, an art deco masterpiece that once provided careers for tidy, introspective loners.

'You can see the trauma on their faces.'

'You can see the trauma on their faces.' Of 21 drivers at the Dunedin KiwiRail depot, just six, at most, have not been involved in a level-crossing collision with a car or pedestrian.