The kitchen may be the heart of the home but the price of a new one shouldn't give you palpitations. Kim Dungey looks at affordable modular options.
From amazing animals to peculiar plants, the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition has attracted a range of stunning images in the past 10 years. Kim Dungey reports.
Chris Ashton could not be happier that a clothing venture that started out as a way of earning money while studying has turned into a full-time business.
Jesse Robertson recently proposed to his girlfriend inside a volcano.
When Sarah Noble was small, her father played Lucia Popp's Mozart arias for her and sealed her fate.
Andy Mcmillan was gutted not to qualify for last year's Olympic Games.
The class of '02 has stepped into a world racked by recession and uncertainty. But as Kim Dungey discovered, it is not slowing them down.
A new school programme is addressing the touchy subject of talking about sex to young people.
A Dunedin food bank is asking people to plant an extra row of vegetables to help struggling families.
The longest nights of the year fall this weekend, and they will be long indeed for those of us who do not sleep well. Kim Dungey looks at what it can take to get a good night's rest.
Acting locally to save the environment is all very well, but many scientists say global action is overdue. Kim Dungey reports.
Waste generated at the Dunedin City Library has fallen 54% in two and a-half years.
It's a bit embarrassing that Dunedin's best-known monument is a statue of a man who never set foot in the place.
Across the country, schoolchildren are recycling, reducing energy consumption and growing their own food. And these pint-sized eco-warriors are hoping their parents will act more responsibly on environmental matters, too. Kim Dungey looks at the kids who are turning their families green.
Fraud on a massive scale has been in the headlines, from Michael Swann's $17 million efforts at the Otago District Health Board, to US financier Bernard Madoff's Ponzi-scheme billions But fraud is often much more everyday than that, as Kim Dungey and Shane Gilchrist report.
In nine years at the Meridian Mall, Jamie Leckie has seen protests, marriage proposals and nude pranksters.
They are the temple where we worship. And Dunedin is about to get more hallowed ground. Kim Dungey goes to the mall.
New Zealand's birth rate for the 12 months ending September 30 was the highest in 17 years. But what kind of futures do those born this year face, given that much of the world is now in economic recession?
You've been dismissed from your job, fobbed off by your landlord or pestered by mail-order companies. Where do you go? For many people, it's the Dunedin Community Law Centre. Kim Dungey looks at the award-winning service that helps 8000 people a year.
Balclutha woman Marilyn Davidson, who has won a lengthy battle with a government department. Photo by Glenn Conway. Marilyn Davidson felt as if she had won Lotto when told the Government would no longer be trying to recover $25,000 from her. "I could feel the relief and the pressure come off me. It was fantastic," the 59-year-old recalls. "I rang the kids at work and said `I've won'."