Chris Morris

Increase in workplace drug testing

Increase in workplace drug testing

More southern employers are opting to drug-test their staff, and the New Zealand Drug Detection Agency said business is booming in Otago and Southland.

Drug tests 'good for the gander' - Weatherall

Drug tests 'good for the gander' - Weatherall

A Dunedin city councillor says his colleagues should also volunteer to be drug-tested, but Mayor Dave Cull warns sobriety is no guarantee of good decision-making.

DCC drug search plan worries union

A union representing hundreds of Dunedin City Council workers is concerned about covert surveillance and search powers proposed in a new drugs policy for council staff.

DCC proposal for random drug testing

DCC proposal for random drug testing

Random testing and the use of covert electronic surveillance could be among powers to be used by the Dunedin City Council to root out drug abuse by its staff.

Six-figure proposal for seaside drive

Six-figure proposal for seaside drive

The transformation of Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Dr into a shared space for walkers, cyclists and motorists is likely to cost less than $1 million, but the results could be "quite magnificent", Dunedin City Council staff say.

Hard work and a bit of bottle

Hard work and a bit of bottle

Dunedin brewer Richard Emerson has built his business from humble beginnings, helped by his family, a few good friends and a taste for a nice drop. Chris Morris reports.

Owner defends pet after bichon bitten

There may be more to a canine caper in Dunedin than a simple case of dog bites dog.

Dentist volunteer sees sad sights in Cambodian prison

Dentist volunteer sees sad sights in Cambodian prison

Dunedin dentist Gary Marks had good reason to savour his Christmas dinner this year, having experienced a taste of the squalid conditions of a French colonial-era prison in Cambodia.

Water for discussion

Water for discussion

A report on the future management of Dunedin's water infrastructure, which could lead to the formation of a new council-controlled organisation (CCO), will be considered by city councillors next month.

Little rest at stadium site

Workers building the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin will barely have time to cut the Christmas ham before returning to the construction site.