David Loughrey

Well served with recreation facilities

Well served with recreation facilities

Customer service will be a major focus for the man who has taken charge of Dunedin's parks, reserves and pools.

King's staying silent on cap decision

The King's High School board of trustees has made a decision on whether it will agree to a Ministry of Education call for an enrolment scheme to cap its roll - but is not ready to make the decision public.

No plans to replace beach sand

The Dunedin City Council has no immediate plans to replace sand lost from dunes at city beaches.

Residency awarded to noted Dunedin author

Residency awarded to noted Dunedin author

Dunedin author Philip Temple has taken a residency at Henderson House in Alexandra, after accepting what Henderson Arts Trust board member Grahame Sydney said was a ''gold medal'' for those in the arts.

Sanctuary determined to catch intruder

Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff are pulling out all the stops, and applying ''ingenious'' methods to track down a trap-shy stoat that resulted in kiwi chicks being shifted from the facility.

Miasmic hacking a plague on our city

Dunedin has been beleaguered by snivelling schoolchildren and bronchial babies as the flu season hits. David Loughrey follows the coughing to its illogical conclusion.

Canes connection no bar to helping Highlanders fans

Canes connection no bar to helping Highlanders fans

A Hurricanes fan, and family member of one of the North Island franchise's team members, has come to the aid of two Highlanders fans desperate to travel north to watch the Super 15 final.

Caledonian club site sold by DCC

Caledonian club site sold by DCC

The site of the former Caledonian Bowling Club has joined the site of the former Carisbrook ground, under the ownership of development company Calder Stewart.

Councillors can beam into meetings

City councillors will be able to attend and vote at meetings remotely, after a vote yesterday to approve the practice.

Mayor says spending cuts not sole objective

Mayor Dave Cull attacked media criticism that suggested cutting costs was the Dunedin City Council's only responsibility, as councillors voted yesterday to adopt the city's long-term plan, and set the rates for the next year.