Chris Morris

Trial roads closure a step closer

Trial roads closure a step closer

The Dunedin City Council has taken another step towards a trial closure of the lower Octagon to vehicles, despite councillors being divided over whether the move will be the end - or the saviour - of some city retailers.

Planners treading new path

Planners treading new path

Turning part of Dunedin's Octagon into a car-free zone could be just the start of a wider push to make the central city more pedestrian-friendly, council staff say.

Match hailed success but no word on costs

Match hailed success but no word on costs

The man in charge of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium has declared the clash between English Premier League team Newcastle United and Sydney FC a ''brilliant'' success.

Councillors walking a fine line

Battle lines are emerging as Dunedin city councillors prepare to consider another step towards the pedestrianisation of parts of the city.

All quiet on Carisbrook future

All quiet on Carisbrook future

One year on from the sale of Carisbrook and the diggers have gone, taking the grandstands with them and leaving behind a vacant lot full of muddy puddles and unanswered questions. Chris Morris reports.

Plan to lure call centres

Plan to lure call centres

Dunedin is positioning itself to become a hub for national and international call centres, as part of a push to grow the city's economy.

DVML in staff shake-up

DVML in staff shake-up

Dunedin Venues Management Ltd is shedding six staff - but recruiting four more - as part of a push to sharpen its commercial focus, chief executive Terry Davies says.

Complex web uncovered in Citifleet probe

Complex web uncovered in Citifleet probe

A Dunedin family and at least one of the city's car dealerships have been linked to an investigation into an alleged $1 million fraud within the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet department, it has been confirmed.

'How the hell did it happen?' - Staynes

'How the hell did it happen?' - Staynes

Dunedin deputy mayor Chris Staynes has a simple question as the Citifleet investigation continues: ''How the hell did it happen?''

Demolition, development for Princes St

Demolition, development for Princes St

Dunedin's Princes St could be in line for a facelift after a Christchurch developer won a six-year battle to demolish a group of buildings inside a protected townscape.