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More DCC help for cold houses?

More DCC help for cold houses? Insulation schemes have not solved the problem of old, cold accommodation in Dunedin, but Mayor Dave Cull says more help could be at hand.

Good news from cruise line

Good news from cruise line

The world's second-biggest cruise company says it will be bringing its largest number of passengers to Dunedin this summer, a bright spot in a season that is predicted to be slightly smaller overall than the last.

Social housing: Joint approach one option for city

Social housing: Joint approach one option for city

The Dunedin City Council and social agencies believe the city will need to find ways to carve out its own future to meet the social housing needs of an ageing population.

Theatre named for playwright

Theatre named for playwright

The extraordinary contribution of teacher, director and playwright Denise Walsh to Logan Park High School and theatre throughout New Zealand will be marked with an unusual honour.

Liberating Bill's wild side

Liberating Bill's wild side

We live in an age when even a dysfunctional wood pigeon can be sentenced to ''rehab'' to sort out his personality flaws.

Time to move on for steakhouse owner

Time to move on for steakhouse owner

The Huntsman Steakhouse in George St, which may be the oldest steakhouse in Dunedin, is for sale. The Huntsman owner and sometimes chef Peter Barron said the restaurant had been operating in Dunedin for about 45 years, although it was not clear whether it had opened in 1969 or 1970.

Poverty-line diet leaves minister hungry

Poverty-line diet leaves minister hungry

Two eggs, or a bowl of semolina for breakfast, and pasta and cabbage, or barley soup with traces of potatoes, carrots, or a frankfurter, for lunch and dinner.

Time for 'really good team' to retire'

Time for 'really good team' to retire'

Balaclava School principal Sally Direen and deputy principal Wendy Lamond have been ''joking for two years'' that they would leave together.

Signs Gigatown rivalry heating up

Signs Gigatown rivalry heating up

Rivalry between towns competing in the final round of the Gigatown Competition is heating up, with Dunedin accusing Timaru of what must be one of the most nerdy acts of vandalism ever committed.

Agencies aim to curb stress and spending this Christmas

Agencies aim to curb stress and spending this Christmas

Seventeen Dunedin social agencies have joined forces to try to change Christmas this year and put a stop to the stress and financial burden it places on many people. DAN HUTCHINSON talks to some of those who want to make a difference this year.

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