Orokonui Ecosanctuary's kiwi population could be doubling by the end of the month with up to 30 juvenile kiwis set to be relocated there.
When Fatima McKague and her husband moved to New Zealand three years ago from Canada, one thing struck her - the coldness of her housing.
Saving Christmas . . . Salvation Army problem gambling counsellor Chris Watkins is taking a long, hard look at Christmas this year. Photo by Dan Hutchinson. 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.
A simple, ''careless'' act has cost a couple their much-loved family pet - and an important link to a daughter who died too young.
As the battle to clear the Otago Peninsula of possums moves into its final phase this year conservationists are turning to high-tech solutions in residential areas. DAN HUTCHINSON discovers a smartphone app, developed in Dunedin, that can make possums disappear.
Athletics Taieri competitor Sam Gouverneur was ''chuffed'' to be one of only four junior athletes to win the coveted Nick Willis scholarship at the weekend's South Island Colgate Games.
''Garden bandits'' are planning to seize an overgrown public reserve in Dalmore and give it back to the locals.
The sighting of a white fantail by a holiday-maker in Lake Ohau is the first that Dunedin-based Department of Conservation technical adviser Bruce McKinlay has ever heard of.
Intensive efforts have gone into tackling Dunedin's youth unemployment this year. The Star reporters DAN HUTCHINSON and JONATHAN CHILTON-TOWLE take a look at successes so far and the challenges that remain.
An animal rescue charity has been told it must not speak about the Dunedin City Council without prior approval or it could lose access to condemned dogs at the pound.
The Dunedin City Council has contacted 400 dog owners about unpaid registration fees and is now sending some dogs to the pound.
More than half a million baby salmon will be released in the Water of Leith this season as the Dunedin Community Salmon Trust expands its programme.
Dunedin is experiencing the biggest new-house building boom since the beginning of the global financial crisis. Star Reporter Dan Hutchinson takes a look at a city in the middle of an upgrade. ...
All options big and small will be considered as the Department of Conservation and Dunedin City Council formally begin their search for ''camping opportunities'' on Otago Peninsula.
Alcohol is many different things to many people but for alcoholics it is a killer. For their mothers it is a nightmare. One of these women tells her story to The Star reporter DAN HUTCHINSON.
The death of 29 little blue penguins at Doctors Point last week is a graphic illustration of the problems facing conservation groups in and around the Dunedin area.
Mosgiel people have responded immediately to a call for help from Age Concern two weeks ago in the Taieri Times.