Chris Morris

Resort driving growth in Otago - report

Resort driving growth in Otago - report

Queenstown's position as the engine room driving growth in Otago has been underscored by a new report profiling the province's economic performance.

'Cave rave' shifted indoors

'Cave rave' shifted indoors

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.

Core costs push rates take to $1b

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.

Keeping Carisbrook an option

Keeping Carisbrook an option

The Dunedin City Council may seek to retain ownership of Carisbrook and develop the site, rather than selling it, it has been confirmed.

Carisbrook discussion remains in private

Carisbrook discussion remains in private

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.

Caution urged for stadium tours

Caution urged for stadium tours

A more cautious approach to visitors may be needed at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium, contractors are warning, following two accidents and 11 "near misses" at the construction site.

Rave in cave gets approval

Rave in cave gets approval

A "cave rave" expected to attract up to 1000 revellers to Long Beach will go ahead, despite the objections of some residents.

DCC backs advice despite rockfalls

DCC backs advice despite rockfalls

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.

French vessel pays goodwill visit

French vessel pays goodwill visit

The French navy patrol vessel La Moqueuse berthed at Dunedin's Birch St wharf yesterday.

Meeting on heritage building reuse

An initiative to promote the economic reuse of Dunedin's heritage buildings has been unveiled.