A progressive loss of sight for local charity Foster Hope Otago co-ordinator Juanita Willems over the past two years threatened the future of the organisation.
National party list MP Michael Woodhouse left his Dunedin home on Monday, heading for Parliament, feeling "a bit bruised" after Saturday night’s landslide Labour election win.
Being part of Labour’s intake of brand new MPs is a completely new experience for Taieri MP Ingrid Leary, and an exciting reward for a lot of hard work.
Keep Dunedin Beautiful chairwoman Jan Tucker was surprised and delighted to receive a life membership to national body Keep New Zealand Beautiful at last week’s awards ceremony.
The historic Wingatui Railway Station, which has stood between two railway lines in rural Wingatui for more than 100 years, will be upgraded in the hopes of attracting a tenant.
Dunedin people will be given a gentle, fun reminder of the main reason for Covid-19 measures — keeping our most vulnerable friends and whanau safe — in the newest Random Acts of Arts event.
After months of hold-ups, the Greater Green Island Community Network is finally able to head out into the community to capture local voices.
The weeks of Covid-19 lockdown earlier this year had a silver lining for members of the Green Island Art Group — more time for art.
After watching the televised leaders’ debates and observing political campaigns gathering speed in recent weeks, Dunedin seniors remain skeptical about promises from politicians.
The level of discussion around issues of importance to the disabled community in the 2020 election campaign has been disappointing, Dunedin disability advocates say.
As Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in years, the Dunedin Astronomical Society will have its telescopes trained on the night sky.
In an occasional series, The Star is investigating the state of clubs in Dunedin. This week, chief reporter Brenda Harwood talks with some of the city’s service...
Getting out into the community to collect for charities is a regular activity for members of local service clubs.
Time spent isolated from family and friends due to Covid-19 has spurred older people in Dunedin and Otago to work on their digital skills.
Empowering everyone to have access to the digital world, from children to older people, is a labour of love for Dunedin-based digital inclusion advocate Amy Souquet.
After a very lean year for the arts, the chance to sing and dance for real live audiences is a great thrill for the 60-strong cast of The Highlights.
The new national champion of community-made media, Sasha Borissenko, got her start in Dunedin - studying at the University of Otago and broadcasting on Radio One.
The West Harbour Community Board both gave and received funds at its meeting last week — after two previous grants were returned to its coffers.
The fundamental opposition of the Saddle Hill Community Board to the Dunedin City Council’s proposed landfill site at Smooth Hill, near Brighton, led to a tense exchange a last week’s board meeting.
The last-minute rush is on for Electoral Commission staff, as they prepare for advance voting to start on Saturday — two weeks out from Election Day, October 17.