Chris Morris

Sample of the Med coming soon

Sample of the Med coming soon

Work on the Dunedin Botanic Garden's new Mediterranean garden is nearing completion, with the attraction expected to open next month, Dunedin City Council staff say.

Tender details next week

The Dunedin City Council expects to name within days the company that will build the next stage of the Tahuna wastewater treatment plant, but is denying the project has slipped further behind schedule.

Young boys steal hundreds of golf balls

Two young boys may have thought they had hit the jackpot after gathering hundreds of golf balls from a fairway at the Balmacewen golf course in Dunedin at the weekend.

Crackdown on Botanic Garden booze sessions

Crackdown on Botanic Garden booze sessions

Dunedin's Botanic Garden should be a place to savour the wafting scent of rhododendrons - not the aroma of urine and vomit, Dunedin City Council staff say.

Roped into a really top job

Roped into a really top job

Chris Price can't think of a better place to be than tethered to the roof of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Mayoral bid cost Chin $43,446

Mayoral bid cost Chin $43,446

Former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin poured $43,446.40 into his failed bid to hold on to the mayoral robes, figures reveal.

Harland quits after decade at helm

Harland quits after decade at helm The clean-out is complete at the top of the Dunedin City Council, with council chief executive Jim Harland announcing his decision to quit after more than a decade at the helm.

Butcher won't say why she quit meeting

Butcher won't say why she quit meeting

Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher will not say why she quit this week's council meeting or refused a nomination for a committee post.

Lantern event hinges on funding

Lantern event hinges on funding

Midwinter Carnival organisers in Dunedin are planning a new lantern "promenade" to coincide with next year's Rugby World Cup, but staging the event will depend on securing a slice of a $9.48 million festival lottery fund.

Butcher quits DCC meeting

Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher unexpectedly quit yesterday's Dunedin City Council meeting, leaving another councillor to confirm Cr Butcher had rejected a nomination as deputy chairwoman of a committee.