The "cave rave" planned for Long Beach will instead be held
at Dunedin nightspot Sammy's after a safety inspection at the
beach found revellers could be at risk from loose boulders
perched high up a cliff face.
The cost of rebuilding New Zealand's core infrastructure -
rather than shiny new stadiums or glory projects - is to
blame for the country's first $1 billion rates bill, Local
Government New Zealand says.
Plans for the future of Carisbrook - now owned by the Dunedin
City Council - were debated behind closed doors by
councillors yesterday, after a last-minute bid to hold the
debate in public was defeated.
The Dunedin City Council is defending the quality of its
consultant's advice, after falling rocks at Long Beach helped
convince organisers of a planned "cave rave" to switch to a
safer venue at the last minute.