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Boardwalk solution suggested

Boardwalk solution suggested

The New Zealand Transport Agency says it is open to all ideas for completing the West Harbour cycleway, but it needs to be much cheaper than estimates for the original plan which were well over the $6 million to $10 million allocated.

Signs carry anti-theft message

Signs carry anti-theft message

One hundred new signs will warn residents to ‘‘lock it or lose it'' in an area of North Dunedin recently hit by several burglaries.

'Good for cats, good for wildlife'

'Good for cats, good for wildlife'

There is an emerging consensus cats need to be managed, starting with microchipping, economist and author with the Morgan Foundation Geoff Simmons says.

Community garden group focusing on next stage

Community garden group focusing on next stage

The Tomahawk community has come together to create a community garden, and it now wants to make some additions that will make it more people-friendly.

Solar panels keeping the work site going

Solar panels keeping  the work site going

Solar panels positioned on a hillside in Blanket Bay have overcome the need for a noisy generator to power up tools being used for a house build.

Time to prevent rodent issues

Time to prevent rodent issues

Rats and mice are abundant in the South this autumn after two summers where they have had access to ‘‘enormous'' amounts of food, Pest Management Association of New Zealand executive Bill Paynter says.

Two major donations for trust

Two major donations for trust

Substantial donations are helping the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust extend its social work services.

Demand expected for dog safety education

Demand expected for dog safety education

Recent publicity about children being bitten by dogs in other parts of New Zealand is expected to result in extra demand for Dunedin City Council's free dog safety education sessions.

Meal delivery under pressure

Meal delivery under pressure The workload for Age Concern's Meals on Wheels co-ordinator has almost doubled since Compass took over preparation of the subsidised meals for the Southern DHB earlier this year.

Penguin trust deficit downplayed

Penguin trust deficit downplayed

It has been a tough year for the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust, but two of its top staff are looking to the future.

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