Chris Morris

Survey of businesses welcomed

The Otago Chamber of Commerce is welcoming a new move to better understand the business community's needs in Dunedin.

Vandervis offers conditional apology

Vandervis offers conditional apology

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has offered a ''remorseful apology'' for some of his behaviour, but is demanding proof before going further.

Angry walkout and no apology

Angry walkout and no apology

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has been given 24 hours to offer a ''genuine'' apology for his behaviour or be stripped of his voting rights.

Councillors vote 12-3 to remove Warrington rocks by May 1

The Dunedin City Council has voted to remove the Warrington rocks, but only after some councillors rounded on staff over the handling of the affair.

Monster trout biggest in 40 years' fishing

Monster trout biggest in 40 years' fishing

Mosgiel man Ian Marsh is claiming bragging rights after landing the biggest fish he has seen in 40 years on the water.

9% rise deserved, Cull says

9% rise deserved, Cull says

Dunedin city councillors are set for a 9% pay rise - worth more than $4500 to each - and Mayor Dave Cull says more is needed.

Police take action over 'significant' failings

Police take action over 'significant' failings

Police have taken action against some of their own after failing to protect Katharine Webb and her children, but those involved have kept their jobs, Otago's top policeman has confirmed.

Warrington rocks could be removed soon

Warrington rocks could be removed soon

The Warrington rocks could be gone within days if the Dunedin City Council accepts the findings of independent experts.

Penalty urged for Vandervis

Penalty urged for Vandervis

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis could be temporarily stripped of some voting rights after misleading a council subcommittee and erupting in anger at the council's chief executive, it has been confirmed.

Voting rights loss 'punishing wrong people'

Voting rights loss 'punishing wrong people'

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is being urged by one of his accusers to accept his behaviour is ''inappropriate'' and offer a genuine apology.