Dunedin's lack of international flights and accommodation
have again been highlighted as the city vies for a greater
slice of the conference market.
Campaigners have launched a ''buy local'' initiative aimed at
saving the Port Chalmers New World, as the wait continues for
a decision on the supermarket's future by Foodstuffs.
The Dunedin City Council is turning to social media as it
seeks public feedback on its long-term plan.
Campaigners fighting to save the Port Chalmers New World say
they are encouraged by Foodstuffs' reaction to their
Dunedin accommodation is already bulging at the seams as the
city prepares to be flooded by music fans for three major
concerts at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
A counter proposal aimed at saving the Port Chalmers New
World will be put to Foodstuffs South Island representatives
Councillors say the
Dunedin City Council is in ''denial'' over the need to raise
rates, or cut services, to plug a $68 million budget
shortfall over the next decade.
A battle is brewing in Port Chalmers as residents square up
for a fight to save their supermarket.
There are fears
downsizing Port Chalmers' New World supermarket will lead to
its closure and deliver a ''devastating'' blow to the
The rumours are true -- Fleetwood Mac is coming to Dunedin.
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