Chris Morris

Charities taking on cyberspace

Charities taking on cyberspace

The rapid rise of online crowdfunding site Givealittle is pulling at the heartstrings - easing suffering, saving lives and even our beaches. But what about those left behind? Chris Morris and Vaughan Elder report. 

Lazarus raised from the near dead

Lazarus raised from the near dead

   

A ginger-haired cat dubbed Lazarus became an overnight internet star after being hit by a car in Dunedin last month.

Outright fraud 'very, very rare'

Outright fraud 'very, very rare'

 

   

People are not always what they seem, but instances of outright fraud on Givealittle are "very, very rare'', a spokeswoman says.

Vandervis' backhander claim fails to stir Cull

Vandervis' backhander claim fails to stir Cull

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has upped the ante in his fraud claims by signing a sworn affidavit alleging he paid a $200 backhander to secure a Dunedin City Council contract.

Flood insurance 'nightmare' (+ video)

Flood insurance 'nightmare' (+ video)

   Frustrated homeowners in Dunedin are still fighting to pick up the pieces, nine months after last year's $30m flood. Chris Morris talks to the forgotten victims about broken houses and shattered dreams.  

Paid late and still left out of pocket

Paid late and still left out of pocket

   

Julie Myers expected to wait a few months for her insurance payout after her South Dunedin home was inundated by floodwaters last June.

Neighbour shares EQC frustration

Neighbour shares EQC frustration

 

Kevin Rochford knows Bruce Hall's pain only too well.

New contractor for mud tanks

New contractor for mud tanks

The companies responsible for keeping South Dunedin's mud tanks clean, and stamping new markings on the city's cycleways, are set to lose $15 million worth of contracts with the Dunedin City Council.

Wilson may rethink decision

Wilson may rethink decision

Dunedin city councillor Kate Wilson says she is now reconsidering her plan to stand down later this year.

Vandervis inquiry ongoing

The outspoken councillor levelling fraud claims at the Dunedin City Council is remaining tight-lipped as the investigation continues.