Debbie Porteous

Embarkation 100 years on

Embarkation 100 years on

The forecourt of the Dunedin Railway Station was once again alive with soldiers in uniform yesterday as the clock was turned back 100 years to mark the departure of Otago and Southland troops for the battlefields of World War 1.

Ward fire damages wall

The Southern District Health Board is investigating after a patient allegedly set fire to a bathroom wall in a locked mental health ward at Dunedin's Wakari Hospital.

Arguments against flats plan rebuffed

Arguments against flats plan rebuffed

The future of one of Dunedin's - and possibly New Zealand's - most significant historic warehouses is in the hands of three city councillors following a final attempt to persuade them they should allow it to be turned into apartments.

Fundraiser for Kids Hospital Appeal

Fundraiser for Kids Hospital Appeal

He might not be able to eat one, but Dunedin 15-month-old Brendan Forbes and his family know all too well the value of a good cheese roll.

Cohousing project goes to hearing

Cohousing project goes to hearing

Cohousing is a new concept for Dunedin and one people should be excited about, not worried about, supporters say.

Submitters thwart bus shelter plans

Submitters thwart bus shelter plans

A proposal to put up bus shelters outside two Dunedin businesses has been dropped following opposition to council plans.

Picnic table may yet be spared

A picnic table at the corner of Factory and Gordon Rds in Mosgiel may get a stay of execution yet.

Residents argue for rocks to stay

Residents argue for rocks to stay

The removal of a pair of boulders blocking vehicle access to a track to Blueskin Bay has been stalled, for now.

Street name policy to be reviewed

The Dunedin City Council is reviewing its policy on street naming after continually failing to stick to its own rules.

Holes for trees refilled due to error

Holes for trees refilled due to error

Four holes carefully dug for planting trees in Bond St in Dunedin were just as carefully refilled this week after it was discovered they were too close to underground electrical cables.