Debbie Porteous

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.

Council gift policy - 'Not everyone likes it'

Council gift policy - 'Not everyone likes it'

A new gift and hospitality policy at the Dunedin City Council has had a mixed reaction among staff.

Council to fund collection service

The Dunedin City Council will fund the central business district cardboard collection service following the contractor's decision to stop providing the service.

Hypothyroidism not as bad as it sounds

Hypothyroidism not as bad as it sounds

Health conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, affect many people in our communities. Debbie Porteous talks about her own personal experience of how hypothyroidism affects her life.