Chris Morris

DCC could break even on Carisbrook deal

DCC could break even on Carisbrook deal

The Dunedin City Council already has potential buyers interested in taking a closer look at Carisbrook, and the chances of breaking even on the council's $7 million deal remain "reasonable", council city property manager Robert Clark says.

Boards press for projects to continue

Dunedin's community board leaders have called on the Dunedin City Council to continue its work on city projects, while asking for more money for their own activities.

6.1% higher rates ceiling may still rise

Dunedin ratepayers facing a 6.1% rates hike for the next financial year could yet have to dig even deeper.

Council tenants fearful after their flats sold

Council tenants fearful after their flats sold

Tenants living in a block of Dunedin City Council flats fear they may be forced out, after the properties were sold in a deal that could help pave the way for a new South Dunedin library.

Library upgrade faces cuts

Plans to spend nearly $30 million reshaping Dunedin's library service over the next six years will be slashed in half if a proposal to be considered by the Dunedin City Council this week is accepted.

Trial reopening of road recommended

Trial reopening of road recommended

The gates to Dunedin's scenic John Wilson Ocean Dr could be thrown open to motorists by the end of the month, but the Dunedin City Council still faces a $220,000 bill to redevelop the coastal road.

Library proposal angers

 Library proposal angers

A proposal to cut opening hours at Dunedin's central city library would inconvenience more than 35,000 people each year, and could lead to job losses, Dunedin City Council library services manager Bernie Hawke says.

Rare rhodos being pilfered

Rare rhodos being pilfered

Dunedin Botanic Garden staff suspect someone they know is stealing the garden's rare Asian rhododendrons.

Council set to scrutinise budgets

Dunedin's elected representatives will hit the books today as they sit down to begin scrutinising the city's budgets for the next financial year.

$5.8m outlay for garden upgrade

The Dunedin City Council faces a possible $5.8 million bill to upgrade the Dunedin Botanic Garden, and a warning any attempt to save money by deferring work on the Otago Settlers Museum could backfire.