David Loughrey

DCC preference to delay any bus system transfer

Any transfer of Dunedin's bus system to the city council would be up to three years away, but a decision about whether it happens will be made ''as soon as possible''.

Doubts over transfer of buses to DCC

Doubts over transfer of buses to DCC

The Dunedin City Council has backed away from taking over the city's public transport network next year, amid concerns over what it describes as ''substantial risks'' from planned bus system changes.

$3.2 million committed so courts can function

$3.2 million committed so courts can function

The Ministry of Justice has named South Island company Amalgamated Builders as main contractor for the $3.2 million upgrade of its temporary High St building.

Church's world fades like childhood dreams

Church's world fades like childhood dreams

In a restless search for the heart - and soul - of Dunedin, David Loughrey plunges back in time to the altar of his youth. He finds something strangely precious, lost in the haze of the past and quietly fading from view, in a small suburban church.

Threat to mine all of Jaffray's Hill alleged

Threat to mine all of Jaffray's Hill alleged

The co-owner of a quarry cutting into Dunedin landmark Saddle Hill has appeared in court documents making what appears to be an ominous threat to mine ''the entirety of Jaffray's Hill''.

Chief coroner welcomes study

New Zealand's chief coroner says he welcomes what he describes as ''bitter criticism and some praise'' in an Otago study on the coronial system.

Winter Ball brings out the best in men

Winter Ball brings out the best in men

It is an event that has been credited with a feat not far removed from moving a mountain.

Roads needed, no matter the fuel: NZTA head

New Zealand's roading network will continue to play an essential part in transportation, no matter what lies in store for the world's oil supply, the head of the New Zealand Transport Agency says.

Students applaud bus fare deal

Students applaud bus fare deal

University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students have heralded a recent decision to continue a bus discount initiative they say is a small saving that makes a big difference.

Action on tourist driver crashes coming

Action on tourist driver crashes coming

A collaboration between the New Zealand Transport Agency and southern organisations is aimed at reducing the high rate of death and injury road crashes in the South caused by overseas drivers.