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Smithy forging his own path

Smithy forging his own path

The forge at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum came alive with the clashing of metal on metal, the smell of smoke and the heat of fire this week as North Island blacksmith Nate Savill plied his trade for a Dunedin audience.

Fewer car parks, shopowners say

Fewer car parks, shopowners say

King Edward St has been beautified but business owners say a lack of parking is driving customers away. Star Reporter Jonathan Chilton-Towle spoke to business owners about the parking and what they think needs to be done.

Putting away keys is hard decision for older drivers

Putting away keys is hard decision for older drivers

Driving is part of our culture and the key to independence for many people so it is no wonder some are reluctant to call it quits when it becomes unsafe. Dan Hutchinson talks to those with the inside knowledge of life after driving.

Bodgies, widgies ahoy

Bodgies, widgies ahoy

Dunedin playwright Sarah McDougall is putting out a call for bodgies, widgies and milk bar cowboys - teenagers of the 1950s, to share their stories.

Dunedin-born charity on the front lines

Dunedin-born charity on the front lines

An Iraq aid programme established by a University of Otago student three years ago has taken on a whole new dimension as conditions in Assil Russell's land of birth worsen every day.

Schools made more accessible

Schools made more accessible

Millions of dollars have been spent upgrading Dunedin schools to cater for physically disabled pupils.

Reduced funding 'a shock'

Reduced funding 'a shock' At a time when many Dunedin social agencies are struggling to make ends meet, the latest Lottery Grants Board community funding round has shocked the sector.

Steampunk carnival at gasworks

Steampunk carnival at gasworks

Ray guns, steam-powered gadgets and time travel will be celebrated at a steampunk-themed carnival at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum this month.

Blind runner enjoying challenge

Blind runner enjoying challenge

Blind runner Hannah Pascoe has turned her dream of running marathons into a reality.

Allen Hall to mark century of theatre

Allen Hall to mark century of theatre

Former students and tutors - and maybe even a few ghosts - will gather to celebrate a century of history for the University of Otago's Allen Hall.

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