David Loughrey

Promise on amalgamation

Promise on amalgamation

Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has staked his job on consultation taking place before any changes that would require councils to amalgamate.

Vietnam success expands fan base

Dunedin performer Jayden Trinh Jesudhass (11) has come third in reality Vietnamese television show Vietnam Idol Kids.

'It's the wind that knocked them over'

'It's the wind that knocked them over'

A long-time Taieri resident says the removal of walls around grave plots at the West Taieri Cemetery in the 1970s might be behind recent damage.

Sammy's fails to impress

Sammy's fails to impress

The future of Dunedin nightclub Sammy's looks bleak after a damning report from liquor licensing and Southern District Health Board representatives.

Call for more women to stand for local government office

Call for more women to stand for local government office

National's Minister for Women and Associate Minister for Local Government says it is time for the gender balance of New Zealand's councils to reflect the wider society.

Writers fail good actors

Writers fail good actors

There was a terrible old joke doing the rounds of Andersons Bay Primary School in the 1960s.

Building application a test of South Dunedin’s future

Building application  a test of South Dunedin’s future

A plan to build on a street that was among the worst hit by flooding in South Dunedin last year could show there was "life after death'' in the embattled suburb.

Anglicans urged to fund bishop

Anglicans urged to fund bishop

The Anglican Church in Dunedin is asking its parishioners to donate the cost of a cup of coffee each week towards retaining a bishop in the city.

Returning to Ross Sea for 'Mastermind' final

Returning to Ross Sea for 'Mastermind' final

Waking in the middle of the night trying to remember the name of a horse that fell into a crevasse in the Ross Sea area during an Antarctic expedition was one side effect of David Barnes' preparation for Sunday's Mastermind New Zealand.

Call for council to tighten rules on wind farms

Call for council to tighten rules on wind farms

A man who opposed a wind farm near Dunedin that would have been less than 500m from his home has called on the Dunedin City Council to tighten its planning rules concerning wind farms.