David Loughrey

Rivers dwindle to low flows after dry year

Rivers dwindle to low flows after dry year

Some of Otago's rivers are dwindling to minimum flows and below as a dry year begins to take its toll.

Laid-back crowd appreciates cricket

Laid-back crowd appreciates cricket

Provincial one-day cricket proved a popular drawcard at the University Oval in Dunedin yesterday, with the double of a sunny day, and a holiday, attracting 765 people.

Extra care urged as fire risk mounts

Extra care urged as fire risk mounts

Conditions in Otago have not yet climbed to extreme, but fire chiefs across a dry region have urged holidaymakers to take care in the risky summer holiday season.

Remotely interesting: View of a fearful regime

The problem with grand political ideas formulated to ameliorate the sufferings of humans is that they invariably end up being perverted, spoiled and brought undone - by humans.

Cruise-ship passengers feel at home in Dunedin

Cruise-ship passengers feel at home in Dunedin

Among about 5000 cruise-ship visitors flocking to Dunedin at the weekend were United States citizens Jim and Lynn Jackson, who live near the city's American namesake, Dunedin, in Florida.

Couple relieved at tree-felling consent

Couple relieved at tree-felling consent

Two Taieri Rd families received an early Christmas present last week, when they were given permission to fell a giant redwood that had damaged their driveway and limited access to their properties.

Subdivision plan angers neighbours

Subdivision plan angers neighbours

Potential neighbours of a proposed 118-lot residential development in Mosgiel have come out in force against the plan, angry their "semi-rural" suburb could make way for more intensive development.

Dunedin shoppers make the most of Boxing Day sales

Dunedin shoppers make the most of Boxing Day sales

Boxing Day sales drove a day of festive spending in Dunedin, with shoppers on a mission thronging city streets.

Plenty of cheer at church dinner

Plenty of cheer at church dinner

John Lennon may not have been thinking about Christmas dinner at the St Andrews St Church of Christ when he wrote Imagine, but the lyrics - "imagine all the people, sharing all the world" - were appropriate as they wafted through the hall yesterday.

First woman on Highlanders board

First woman on Highlanders board

Kereyn Smith's appointment to the Highlanders board has broken new ground for rugby in the South - she is the franchise's first female director.