Getting the kitchen right has never been more important, writes Kim Dungey.
Ryan and Jaimee Whiston's church conversion has become a labour of love, writes Kim Dungey.
As Christmas approaches fewer of us are sending cards but that is only one sign of a general drop in mail volumes. Kim Dungey talks to the posties whose jobs are on the line as a result.
Putting your house in order before putting it on the market pays dividends, as Kim Dungey finds out.
Friends have told them that living in one of Dunedin's worst flats is ''novel/stupid''. But a group of students plans to return to their rundown rental next year, while taking their message about housing standards to a wider audience. Kim Dungey reports.
More jobs, better pay, warmer weather - what's not to love about Australia? However, the number of New Zealanders settling across the Tasman is slowing, along with the Australian economy. Kim Dungey asks some former Otago Daily Times Class Act recipients now living across the Ditch, if life there really is better.
The former Bank of New Zealand in Waikouaiti is a rare survivor from an early period in New Zealand's banking history. Kim Dungey steps inside.
New owners have brought a French flavour to a Mornington landmark. Kim Dungey reports.
Dancing in an oversized mouse's head has been a challenge for Bridgett Letters.
Anyone building a home has a vested interest in the outcome, but an Auckland couple has taken that involvement to an entirely different level. Kim Dungey reports on an unconventional house that recently gained national honours.
A former state house is a blank canvas for its creative owner. Kim Dungey takes a look.
Human dynamo Lawrie Forbes is out to transform the old Athenaeum building. Don't bet against it, advises Kim Dungey. Craig Baxter takes photos.
A project to restore Chinese graves in Dunedin's Southern Cemetery is complete, Kim Dungey reports.
Tomorrow, as Otago people mark International Workers Memorial Day, white crosses will be placed in the ground, each bearing the name of a person who has died at work. Kim Dungey talks to families whose loved ones did not arrive home from work and looks at what is being done to reduce New Zealand's shocking toll of workplace injuries.
Rhett Brown used to go running, hunting and fishing. Now he spends his days in a wheelchair campaigning for safer work sites.
As the call goes out for coaches and committee members, Kim Dungey finds there are still people willing to help, but the face of volunteering is changing.
A prizewinning novel has kicked down some doors for its first-time author. Which is also a theme of the story, Kim Dungey reports.
As a school principal, David Horne hated paperwork. Now retired, he is the secretary of no fewer than 15 organisations.
Five years ago the Otago Corrections Facility opened near Milton. Kim Dungey looks at what goes on behind the wall and what impact the prison has had on its nearest neighbours.
Selwyn Wilkinson was in full flight, telling tourists about his time inside the Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn when staff tapped on his van window.