Kim Dungey

Homegrown trust for youth

Homegrown trust for youth

The Otago Youth Wellness Trust is a homegrown initiative that started 18 years ago and now works with about 300 young people annually.

Sharing some time

Sharing some time

The teenage years can be a tough time. Kim Dungey meets some locals who are making a difference.

A celebration of character

A celebration of character

An avocado-green kitchen, geometric wallpaper and pink bathroom animate this Dunedin state house. It gracefully handles the overlaid tastes of its past two owners and teaches us a few things about the way we once were. It is one of 14 state houses in almost original condition explored in the new book, Beyond the State: New Zealand State Houses from Modest to Modern, by Bill McKay and Andrea Stevens, with photography by Simon Devitt. Kim Dungey reports.

High life rests on a solid base

High life rests on a solid base

It wasn't for the faint-hearted but a Dunedin couple have reaped the rewards from building on a steep inner-city section, Kim Dungey reports.

History recycled in Dunedin apartment

History recycled in Dunedin apartment

This apartment in Dunedin's warehouse precinct honours the past while using the latest in earthquake strengthening. Kim Dungey reports.

On the Fringe

On the Fringe

The Dunedin Fringe Festival has a reputation for presenting innovative and experimental work. This year is no exception, writes Kim Dungey.

Everything including the kitchen sink

Everything including the kitchen sink

Getting the kitchen right has never been more important, writes Kim Dungey.

Posties face uncertain future

Posties face uncertain future

As Christmas approaches fewer of us are sending cards but that is only one sign of a general drop in mail volumes. Kim Dungey talks to the posties whose jobs are on the line as a result.

Making first impressions last

Making first impressions last

Putting your house in order before putting it on the market pays dividends, as Kim Dungey finds out.

Transforming the house of horrors

Transforming the house of horrors

Friends have told them that living in one of Dunedin's worst flats is ''novel/stupid''. But a group of students plans to return to their rundown rental next year, while taking their message about housing standards to a wider audience. Kim Dungey reports.