Debbie Porteous

Melting moment

Melting moment

Christchurch youngster Saskia Kalotapu (5) tries to keep pace with her melting ice cream during day one of the Colgate Games at the Caledonian Ground in Dunedin yesterday.

Farmers lauded over water use

Farmers lauded over water use

Otago farmers are being praised for working together and making sacrifices to ensure rivers are sustained as many in the region's east become ''extremely'' low, with no significant relief in sight.

Native bees quite at home in Botanic Garden

Native bees quite at home in Botanic Garden

A native bee prepares to enter its nest on a set of steps in the Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Loving it

Loving it

One-year-old Abigail splashes with dad Michael Kruger, of Dunedin, in the learner's pool at Moana Pool yesterday.

Flight cancellation leaves family locked out of airport

Stranded, hungry and locked out of Auckland airport late at night with two children in tow, a Dunedin woman says her Jetstar experience went from bad to worse when Saturday night's flight from Auckland to Dunedin was cancelled.

Cancelled flight to city frustrating

Cancelled flight to city frustrating

Dunedin-bound Jetstar passengers say they are disappointed at having to spend an extra night in Auckland after a mechanical problem in a plane caused them major delays.

Cape to Bluff in bid to promote electric cars

Cape to Bluff in bid to promote electric cars

Aucklander Steve West's newest is the flashest of his three electric vehicles.

Ex-pupils assemble to mark 150 years

Lawrence is looking forward to a big weekend, with more than 300 people set to descend on the Tuapeka district centre to celebrate 150 years of schooling in the surrounding districts.

End of an era at church

End of an era at church

A 144-year physical presence of the Anglican church in Lawrence is about to end, but services will continue in the West Otago township.

How much is that doggy . . . ?

How much is that doggy . . . ?

Dogs make their owners very happy. But why is having a dog becoming more of a financial commitment than it ever was? Debbie Porteous takes a look at a Dunedin dog's world.