Chris Morris

Film industry seeks $20,000 from DCC

The reputation of the Dunedin film industry could soon rival that of the city's contribution to music, as the home of the Dunedin Sound, Dunedin city councillors have heard.

Prendergast wants back on council

Prendergast wants back on council

Former councillor Maurice Prendergast returned to the Dunedin City Council's table as a submitter yesterday, but come October he hopes to be back in a more familiar seat.

Lovelock Ave realignment back on the agenda

The long-running battle over plans to realign Lovelock Ave resumed at the Dunedin City Council annual plan hearings yesterday.

Cemetary site 'perfectly usable' for natural burials

Cemetary site 'perfectly usable' for natural burials

Dunedin City Council staff say part of an existing cemetery - as well as other sites around Dunedin - could be used to meet the growing demand for natural burials.

Lifestyle block owners: No to city rates

There were rounds of applause as owners of rural lifestyle blocks, and those who saw themselves as farmers in every sense of the word, argued against being charged residential rates at yesterday's Dunedin City Council annual plan hearing.

RockQuest offers shot at fame

RockQuest offers shot at fame

They have band names like Dark Resurrection, Dr Elongationist and Sewage, but they might soon be known as the next Opshop or Kora.

Reburial of ashes without consent alleged

Reburial of ashes without consent alleged

The Dunedin City Council has launched an investigation into claims one of its cemetery workers exhumed the ashes of a recently deceased man and moved them - without consulting the dead man's widow.

Crash ends police chase

A short police pursuit ended when the car being chased crashed in Dunedin early yesterday.

Fantastic flowers

Fantastic flowers

Admiring his prize-winning chrysanthemum "Ralph Lambert" is Michael Coulter (left), of Christchurch, and Dunedin Horticultural Show president Dave Young at the national chrysanthemum show at Forbury Park at the weekend.

Otago to have presence at World Expo

Otago to have presence at World Expo

A delegation of Otago leaders will later this month attempt to make their mark on 70 million visitors to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.