David Loughrey

Taiaroa Head land 'sensitive'

Taiaroa Head land 'sensitive'

The 172ha Taiaroa Head property put on the market on Tuesday is ‘‘sensitive land'' under the Overseas Investment Act, meaning any overseas buyer would have to prove their worth before purchasing.

Regrets over firearm incident

Regrets over firearm incident

The New Zealand Defence Force says it regrets concern caused to the public by one of its members training with a gun at the Oval, in Dunedin.

Mosgiel power cut after truck snags lines (+ video)

Mosgiel power cut after truck snags lines (+ video)

A driver had a lucky escape after his truck caused power lines to come down, cutting electricity to customers in Mosgiel this morning.

'Right' buyers sought for tourism site (+ video)

'Right' buyers sought for tourism site (+ video)

The 172ha Natures Wonders property at Taiaroa Head may be for sale on the international market, but owner Perry Reid says he will sell only to the "right people''.

Folk club musician mourned

Folk club musician mourned

Dunedin lost a prominent folk musician known nationally and internationally with the death late last week of Marcus Turner.

Tiny trees big help for bonsai buff

Tiny trees big help for bonsai buff

An art form that allows her to transcend time and approach a Zen-like state is how a Dunedin proponent describes bonsai.

A garden’s calm calls after life’s hurly-burly

A garden’s calm calls after life’s hurly-burly

Those once young took to the fields and stadiums of Dunedin this week to compete in the Masters Games. David Loughrey attended two events, and found them ripe with important lessons about life.

City bike ‘library’ out and about (+ video)

City bike ‘library’ out and about (+ video)

A new 'library' with bikes instead of books has popped up in central Dunedin as a project to fill empty shops continues.

Emerging designer gets big chance

Emerging designer gets big chance

An Otago Polytechnic graduate will join a cast of fashion designers from around the world when she shows her creations at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards in March.

Stationery scramble end to free days

Dunedin was thankful for cruise ship passengers this week. They took over the role of hanging around town and walking about slowly while residents went stationery shopping and taught their young about the dangers of flamboyance. David Loughrey investigates.