Debbie Porteous

Anger at audiology failure

It is all very well for a former audiologist to say he has ''moved on'' when Otago families are still living ''every day'' with the effects of late diagnoses of their children's conditions, the Dunedin mother of one of his former patients says.

Logan Park tree removal sparks anger

Logan Park tree removal sparks anger

As the chop looms, plans to remove 12 established poplars in Logan Park Dr have fired up Dunedin residents, some of whom say the decision appears to be out of the blue and even ''horrifying''.

Hitch for street art festival plan

Hitch for street art festival plan

One of the cornerstone pieces of Dunedin's first street art festival has hit a speed hump, but it has not slowed the festival's momentum, organisers say.

Logan Park trio take top title in quiz again

Logan Park trio take top title in quiz again

"Knowing all the answers'' was the key to winning the year 9 and 10 Otago Daily Times Extra! current events quiz for two years running, one of the winning team members said last night.

Vogel St work next for cycling network

Vogel St work next for cycling network

Trucks and diggers will roll into the southern part of Vogel St in central Dunedin this month, as the controversial multimillion-dollar South Dunedin cycle network continues to expand.

Changes planned for cruise ship shuttles

Changes planned for cruise ship shuttles

The Octagon carriageway in Dunedin will become a straight-through road over the cruise ship season if a shuttle drop-off trial goes ahead.

Saddle Hill quarry battle in court today

Saddle Hill quarry battle in court today

It was ''just so improbable'' that ''all that disfigurement'' of Saddle Hill could have been allowed to go on without a consent being in place, a lawyer for quarry operators on the hill says.

University Oval poplars to be removed

University Oval poplars to be removed

Twelve trees that threatened the future of international cricket fixtures in Dunedin will be removed next week.

Million-dollar question of repair

Million-dollar question of repair

The closure of the physio pool has been delayed until June so a solution can be found for the longer term. That solution will inevitably require some capital investment. But how much are we talking? Debbie Porteous finds out that is the million-dollar question.

Physio pool given 6-month reprieve

Physio pool given 6-month reprieve

The Dunedin physio pool will stay open until at least June, after the Southern DHB backed down on a decision to close it in December.