Chris Morris

Information request charges defended

The head of the Otago Regional Council is defending the organisation's stance on charging for official information requests, despite being out of step with most southern councils and official guidance.

April date for report on flooding

April date for report on flooding

A 10-month wait for the Dunedin City Council to review the performance of its mud tanks, following last year's South Dunedin flood, has been questioned by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.

460 DCC staff resign in past four years

460 DCC staff resign in past four years

Hundreds of Dunedin City Council staff have resigned during a sometimes torrid four-year period for the organisation.

Objector to cafe’s licence slammed

Objector to cafe’s licence slammed

A Dunedin businessman and his city councillor wife have been labelled "dinosaurs'' amid claims they are deliberately standing in the way of the warehouse precinct's regeneration.

Invest to lift city’s economy

Invest to lift city’s economy

The Dunedin City Council has one eye on economic development, and another on the ‘‘massive'' challenge posed by South Dunedin, as it prepares its budget for another year.

Study into sharing services

Study into sharing services Dunedin's marketing spend - and its public profile - could be in for a $300,000 boost, but big challenges remain as city councillors prepare to chart the city's course for another year.

Undeterred by subdivision setbacks

Undeterred by subdivision setbacks

A Dunedin developer is counting the cost of yet another delay in his decade-long fight to progress a residential subdivision.

DCC to review literature city trust

Plans for an independent Dunedin City of Literature Trust could be put on ice, but the city's arts and culture strategy is in line for a possible funding boost, as part of changes to be investigated by the Dunedin City Council.

Temporary liquor ban proposed

A temporary liquor ban covering part of North Dunedin, including outside Forsyth Barr Stadium, will again be considered by the Dunedin City Council.

Proposed rates rise of 1.5% and debt reducing faster

Teh Dunedin City Council says continued spending restraint, coupled with the sale of surplus land, has helped it cut rates while getting $22million ahead of schedule in debt repayments.