The Dunedin City Council faces a $340,000 bill to preserve
the remnants of a historic manuka causeway unearthed during
construction of the Wall Street mall.
The Dunedin City Council took the unusual step of adjourning
its meeting yesterday as councillors acknowledged the death
of Dunedin philanthropist and businessman Les Cleveland.
Dunedin's central city parking is in for a shake-up as part
of a push to improve cycle safety on the city's one-way
Children will have the run of the place during the day, and
adults at night, when Dunedin's Wall Street mall welcomes a
new business today.
The Dunedin City Council has settled on a 4% rates rise after
opting to invest more than $1 million in projects expected to
generate millions more in savings over time.
Dunedin city councillors were forced to grit their teeth and
pick winners and losers when confronted with a list of
smaller funding requests yesterday.
A last-minute bid to increase the Dunedin City Council's
share of funding for a rock breakwater to protect Te Rauone
Beach, on Otago Peninsula, has failed.
The Dunedin City Council has authorised a $100,000 emergency
loan and will seek expert advice to tackle mounting concern
over the deteriorating condition of the Dunedin Gasworks
The amount of fluoride being added to Dunedin's drinking
water is to be reduced within days, after city councillors
opted to play it safe despite lingering doubts over the
science behind the debate.
Dunedin city councillors will today have to decide how best
to use nearly $1 million ''windfall'' in savings that could
trim the coming year's rates increase to 3.2%.
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