The Star

Charity store closes doors for good

Charity store closes doors for good

The Dunedin Save the Children charity store has closed its doors after 30 years.

Red Cross wants more volunteers

Red Cross wants more volunteers

The Dunedin-based Red Cross Community Transport Service is looking for more volunteers as drivers and ''passenger assistants''.

Master's student focusing onmigrants' health practices

Master's student focusing onmigrants' health practices

The health experiences of migrants in New Zealand's biomedicine-focused healthcare system is the focus of research for Master's student Hannah Bailly.

$500k boost for new centre

$500k boost for new centre

A Dunedin-first project to combat the health and social implications of poverty has got the green light and the funding to go with it. Dan Hutchinson takes a look at the new development being planned for Caversham.

Zambia common link at churches

Zambia common link at churches

Two ministers, opposite sides of the road in South Dunedin, both from Zambia - what are the odds?The odds are pretty good if you consider 85% of Zambia's 14.5 million people identify themselves as Christian.

Anniversaries marked at Regent book sale

Anniversaries marked at Regent book sale

It is anniversary time at The Star Regent 24-Hour Book Sale, which is celebrating its 35th year.

Toys an 'amazing' gift for refuge

Toys an 'amazing' gift for refuge

Mothers and children arriving at Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women's Refuge with nothing but the clothes they are in now have one small thing to smile about.

Sallies take responsibility for hub co-ordinator role

Sallies take responsibility for hub co-ordinator role

A fledgling community hub in Corstorphine has been thrown a lifeline by the Salvation Army but the clock is still ticking on its long-term future.

Wait-and-see approach on housing changes

Wait-and-see approach on housing changes

The Government has announced it is pressing ahead with plans to put more state houses and tenants in the hands of non-government organisations, but local social agencies still do not know what that entails.

Law changes see 'dead' nights at bars

Law changes see 'dead' nights at bars

A couple of ''quiet ones'' has turned to deathly silence in some bars since lower drink-driving limits came into force late last year. Dan Hutchinson talks to bar owners and the police about Dunedin's changing social patterns.

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