Peter McIntosh

LVR 'working well' as housing market slows

LVR 'working well' as housing market slows

The Reserve Bank's intervention in the New Zealand's housing market is set to continue, as banks comply with the new loan restrictions and the loan-to-value ratio (LVR) is ''working well overall'' to cool the housing market, the central bank says.

Snaps of the year: Peter McIntosh

Snaps of the year: Peter McIntosh ODT photographer Peter McIntosh shares his favourite snaps for 2013.

Passionate about preserving gasworks

Passionate about preserving gasworks

Celebrated Coromandel potter and clay artist Barry Brickell is delighted to be back in Dunedin and his passion for various kilns, fires and gasworks is undimmed.

A 'deliberative' approach

A 'deliberative' approach

Canadian scholar Prof Michael Burgess, has highlighted the ways in which a ''deliberative engagement'' approach can help build greater community trust over the use of powerful new technologies.

Football: Chance to 'sharpen focus' on game

Football: Chance to 'sharpen focus' on game

The resignation of Ricki Herbert from the Phoenix can only benefit the national side, the boss of New Zealand Football believes.

Jandal-wearers to pound the streets

Jandal-wearers to pound the streets

Jandals, thongs, flip-flops ... Call them what you will, but they will be marching out in force today in a promotion to encourage people to wear jandals to show support for surf life-savers.

Motocross: Spectacular test of skills on new course

Motocross: Spectacular test of skills on new course

It will be spectacular - and there could be a few spills and thrills.

Student unwinds like a bird on a wire

Student unwinds like a bird on a wire

There's a fine line between working too hard and having a stress-free life.

Netballers make a splash

Netballers make a splash

St Hilda's Collegiate School senior A netballers - (from left) Annabel Batchelor (17), Olivia Hickman (18), Sophia Hickman (16), Natalie Ashton (18), Millie Keown (17), Harriet Keown (15), Kate Holden (16), Holly Smaill (17) and Kate Thomson (16) - brace themselves against freezing waves at St Clair Beach yesterday, after a South Island secondary schools tournament game in Dunedin.

Cheer for the champions

Cheer for the champions

Ravensbourne School pupils show their appreciation for Otago rugby, netball, football and basketball representatives who shared information about their sporting heroes at a champions breakfast yesterday.