Otago Daily Times: Dunedin

Use of pricey contractors defended

Use of pricey contractors defended

Hiring expensive contractors at the Southern District Health Board is necessary to keep the organisation running, deputy commissioner Richard Thomson says.

Limited scope of special needs inquiry criticised

Limited scope of special needs inquiry criticised

The principal of a Dunedin special needs school believes the Green Party's parliamentary inquiry into special needs in New Zealand schools lacks focus and detail.

Healthy eating starts early

Healthy eating starts early

The daily challenge of filling the kids' lunch boxes can be a minefield for parents, as recent studies have shown. Brenda Harwood talks to health advocates about the issue and its potential long-term impact on children's health.

Students join support effort for shelter

Students join support effort for shelter

A group of Otago Polytechnic students are rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in to help raise funds and awareness for the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust.

Church's future still in limbo

Church's future still in limbo

The Andersons Bay Presbyterian Church building has not been used since April and its future is still up in the air.

Opportunity to give guide dogs a holiday

Opportunity to give guide dogs a holiday

Guide dogs are adored the world over for their gentle temperament and strong work ethic. But sometimes even they need a holiday, and the Dunedin Blind Foundation is urgently seeking boarders to care for their working guide dogs on a short-term basis.

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