Chris Morris

$500,000 claim against Cull

$500,000 claim against Cull

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is vowing to defend a $500,000 defamation claim, after being served with legal papers while walking down the street yesterday.

Fears South Dunedin also sinking

Fears South Dunedin also sinking

The threat posed by sea-level rise in South Dunedin may be worse than thought, as new data suggests parts of the low-lying suburb could be sinking.

'Slow-slip’ quakes' power shown in data

The power of "slow-slip'' earthquakes lasting up to a year to contort New Zealand's landscape has been highlighted in fresh data.

Rising sea levels may force up premiums

Rising sea levels may force up premiums

Insurance premiums could creep up in South Dunedin along with rising sea levels, the Insurance Council of New Zealand says.

Out-of-towners pushing prices up

Out-of-towners pushing prices up

Dunedin's housing market is continuing to heat up as Auckland's spirals out of control, driving more people to shift to the South, real estate companies say.

Simple pleasure found in the South

Simple pleasure found in the South

Little Ellie Findlay finally has everything she wanted in life - her own backyard.

No regrets about affordable living

No regrets about affordable living

Pippa Sluis says it is time the rest of New Zealand woke up to benefits of life in Dunedin.

Dunedin near top for asbestos concerns

Dunedin near top for asbestos concerns

The number of people concerned about exposure to asbestos is continuing to climb across New Zealand, and Dunedin is among the centres leading the charge, new figures show.

Keen renovators at risk of disease (+ video)

Keen renovators at risk of disease (+ video)

Thinking of ripping up the old lino and sanding back the timber underneath? You might want to think again. As Chris Morris reports, asbestos can lurk where you least expect it.

DIY asbestos death risk

DIY asbestos death risk

New Zealand's love affair with DIY is a fatal attraction that will continue to claim lives, as more unsuspecting homeowners rip into floors, walls and ceilings containing asbestos.