Chris Morris

No regrets over buying leg irons: Cull

No regrets over buying leg irons: Cull

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says he has ''no regrets'' about stepping in to buy leg irons destined for auction, despite new evidence they were used to hold camels, not Maori prisoners as had been believed.

Disruption during Moana maintenance

Disruption during Moana maintenance

Dunedin's Moana Pool is in for a $180,000 face-lift before its 50th birthday.

Bleak outlook for heritage towns

Bleak outlook for heritage towns

Heritage towns like Lawrence and Clyde could be gutted and millions of dollars of extra costs foisted on ratepayers under proposed changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation, the region's mayors warn.

Politics on sidelines

There were snipes, barbed comments and echoes of Maurice Williamson's ministerial resignation as Parliament's politics came to town yesterday.

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

An investigation into irregularities within the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet and Citipark departments is examining the disappearance of dozens of council vehicles, it has been confirmed.

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

The Dunedin City Council will consider increasing rates or cutting services as it grapples with earning $4.5 million less from its companies, Mayor Dave Cull says.

3% rates rise approved

3% rates rise approved

The Dunedin City Council has delivered on a promise to limit its rates rise to 3% for the coming year, despite a warning Forsyth Barr Stadium remains the ''elephant in the room''.

Mothballing stadium an option

Mothballing stadium an option

The idea of mothballing Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium might raise eyebrows, but it is officially on the table for the Dunedin City Council.

Whistle to blow for stadium deals

Whistle to blow for stadium deals

The company which runs Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium faces an uncertain future as it eyes the expiration of deals with sponsors, members and even the Highlanders Super rugby franchise.

Risk plan puts 'wee nest egg' under threat

Risk plan puts 'wee nest egg' under threat

Red lines on a map have not changed the spectacular sea view from Stewart Alderton's kitchen window.