David Loughrey

Exchanging the old for renewed

Exchanging the old for renewed

The low sun of a winter Wednesday fell on the Exchange and the warehouse precinct this week. David Loughrey visited an area struggling with the labour pains of rebirth and found decay, renewal and the failings of a city.

A wee trim does the trick

A wee trim does the trick

The top has been cropped, and a compromise has allowed Kurtis back in class.

Brockville bus petition

Brockville bus petition

Brockville residents say a plan to alter their bus route and change its frequency will make it much harder to access city facilities.

Chopper firm worked on guidelines

Chopper firm worked on guidelines

The Tourism Industry Association says the company that ran the helicopter that crashed on Mt Alta near Wanaka on Saturday has been working with the association on safety guidelines.

Building repair advice rejected

Building repair advice rejected

The company that owns John Wickliffe House has baulked at the idea of being forced to spend what it says is five times more than it planned to repair the building.

Guitar a fusion of art and craft

Guitar a fusion of art and craft

The guitar made by Dunedin man Peter Madill was already a work of art.

Work begins on Brown St wall

Work begins on Brown St wall

Work has started on a $380,000 wall in Brown St, Dunedin, after the previous one was brought down last year when rain caused significant landslips in Dunedin.

Proposed colour scheme not set in stone

Proposed colour scheme not set in stone

The owners of John Wickliffe House say no final decision has been made on colours for a proposed paint job for the building.

Joy as sale of car park called off

Joy as sale of car park called off

The Dunedin City Council has done a U-turn on its plan to sell a South Dunedin car park, and promised to do better next time, after community outrage forced a rethink.

Good as old cheese

Good as old cheese

A hot day in winter, the vagaries of the racetrack and the complexities of the Totalisator Agency Board almost cost David Loughrey $20 this week. He went to bear witness to the lure of the greyhound and the mind-set of the gambling man. Only the absurdities of luck saved the day.