David Loughrey

Best efforts go into transforming worst flat

Best efforts go into transforming worst flat

A group of students who have worked to make a house once named Dunedin's worst student flat more liveable are set to move on from their project, not long after they managed to get solar panels added to the privately-owned property.

One punch campaign going transTasman

One punch campaign going transTasman

A Dunedin campaign highlighting the dangers of a single punch is about to cross the Tasman, after impressing a Brisbane man who lost his son to teenage violence.

Spammers wrestle with weary souls

Spammers wrestle with weary souls

Thousands upon thousands of spam emails land in the in-boxes of Dunedin workers every day of the week. But who thinks of the poor souls whose lonely job it is to send them? David Loughrey does. Today, with a little help from Google Maps, he imagines the empty lives of the emailers who spammed him recently.

SDHB boss' response 'patronising, insulting'

SDHB boss' response 'patronising, insulting'

The head of a union for health professionals has weighed into a debate sparked by the resignation of a Dunedin Hospital clinical leader.

Queen Mary Maternity has 'very high security '

Dunedin's Queen Mary Maternity Hospital has a ''rigorous and high security protocol'', although it was not clear last night whether security would be reviewed following the alleged kidnapping of a baby in Auckland.

New apartment plans able to be considered

New apartment plans able to be considered

New plans for proposed student apartments in North Dunedin appear to have smoothed the path for their developer.

Collector taps into love of retro Dunedin

Collector taps into love of retro Dunedin

A strangely popular Dunedin Facebook site is collecting the memories of a small southern city. David Loughrey meets the collector.

Last Age Concern meal ends Octagon tradition

Last Age Concern meal ends Octagon tradition

Cooked meals for Dunedin's elderly at the Octagon Club have been served for the last time, ending possibly more than six decades of the service.

$10m property sell-off possible

$10m property sell-off possible

Houses, empty sections and parkland are among 149 parcels of property across Dunedin being considered for sale, as the city council looks to add $10 million to its coffers.

Dunedin Sound pioneer 'ahead of his time'

Dunedin Sound pioneer 'ahead of his time'

Musician Peter Gutteridge, an early member of 1980s Dunedin Sound bands the Clean and the Chills, has died in Auckland.