David Loughrey

Delight at Dunedin's Gigatown win

Delight at Dunedin's Gigatown win

An ear-splitting shriek of joy and relief rent the air at Dunedin's Gigatown office last night as the city was named the winner of the Gigatown competition.

More effective bus service in sight

More effective bus service in sight

Wide-ranging changes expected to provide a simpler, more effective and technologically advanced bus service in Dunedin will be introduced in the next 15 months.

Foresight pays off as house undamaged

Foresight pays off as house undamaged

A couple whose home came within metres of being burned by a large fire that swept across hills near Outram say considering the fire risks when they built on the property may have saved their house.

A decorum of deans descends on Dunedin

A decorum of deans descends on Dunedin

Anglican deans (from left) the Very Revs Digby Wilkinson (Wellington), Michael Godfrey (Napier), Peter Rickman (Hamilton), Dr Trevor James (Dunedin), the Ven Nick Mountfort (Christchurch) and the Very Revs Jo Kelly-Moore (Auckland) and Nick Kirk (Nelson) congregate in St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, yesterday.

Big effort wins new boat for Brighton club

 Big effort wins new boat for Brighton club

A big Dunedin online effort has won the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club a $25,000 inflatable rescue boat (IRB) package.

Gay-friendly strategy out

The release this week of a strategy to ensure Dunedin is an ''inclusive and affirming'' city that supports its gay community could attract more people to the city, its backers say.

Hahna's aim queer acceptance

Hahna's aim queer acceptance

This week is Dunedin Pride week, an annual event run by the queer community to raise the visibility and understanding of sexuality and gender diversity. One of the organisers is the new Otago University Students Association queer support co-ordinator. Hahna Briggs talks about coming out in a city where some residents are a long way short of accepting.

The same, but different

The same, but different

Being multiple birth aware can mean different things to different people.

Hope late surge helps Dunedin's Giga town bid

Hope late surge helps Dunedin's Giga town bid

A frantic last-minute surge of social media posts may have got Dunedin over the line in the latest stage of the Gigatown competition.

Field gun's blast echoes fury of war

Field gun's blast echoes fury of war

It might have just been a small broken window and a huge noise, but an echo of the horrors of war sounded in Dunedin yesterday.