David Loughrey

Concerns prompt action over intersection

Concerns prompt action over intersection

A Dunedin intersection which the owner of a nearby business says is unsafe is about get some attention.

Man hurt in Nth Otago microlight crash

Man hurt in Nth Otago microlight crash

A 72-year-old Waimate man is in Oamaru Hospital with severe abrasions and bruising after crashing his microlight plane at Hilderthorpe, near Oamaru, this afternoon.

For me, the horror lives on

For me, the horror lives on

For most of us, a trip to Pixie Town is a happy Christmas-time highlight. Not so for David Loughrey, who says the ''remorseless, jerking hysteria of the dreadful sharp-eared Christmas gang'' is settled deep within his subconscious. He braved near certain psychological damage to relive the traumas of his youth.

Barbed beauty best avoided

Barbed beauty best avoided

The Chilean puya plant in the geographic collection at the Dunedin Botanic Garden has grown an enormous flower spike.

Saddle Hill discussions set to move to next stage

Saddle Hill discussions set to move to next stage

The court process over quarrying on Saddle Hill could be moving into another complex and lengthy phase, despite a Dunedin City Council decision not to appeal a recent High Court judgement confirming the quarry owner has consent for its activities.

Challenge in decorated bus stop

Challenge in decorated bus stop

A secret force of Christmas bus stop decorators is on the loose in Green Island, and challenging others to do the same in other suburbs.

Dunedin Sound for sinfonia

Dunedin Sound for sinfonia

Dunedin Sound music is about to make the leap from the garage to the orchestral stage.

Camping trial stopped

Camping trial stopped

The Dunedin City Council has stopped a trial of a new freedom camping area in the city in its tracks, concerned instead of sharing the load, it may add to the problem.

App listed domain as an available site

Brochures and bylaws on camping sites and rules may have little input into where campers end up, if an event in Portobello last Saturday night is anything to go by.

Fruit, vege outlook good

New potatoes may be scarce, but Otago growers and retailers say Christmas should be a time of plenty for fruit and vegetables.