Chris Morris

Copenhagen outcome disappoints experts

Copenhagen outcome disappoints experts

University of Otago experts have reacted with a mixture of disappointment and resignation to the failure of world leaders to reach a global agreement on climate change at Copenhagen.

Hudson and Chin mum over apology

Dunedin city councillor Paul Hudson has offered a second apology to a ratepayer following a heated exchange between the pair, but Mayor Peter Chin is refusing to say if any further action will be taken.

DCC job severance costs for year $200,000

DCC job severance costs for year $200,000

The Dunedin City Council insists its severance payments are not a cause for concern, despite paying out more than $200,000 to four staff in the past financial year.

Councillor's $10,784 bill 'reality of democracy'

Councillor's $10,784 bill 'reality of democracy'

Two nomadic councillors have together cost the Dunedin City Council nearly $20,000 in mileage claims in the past year.

Scenic drive to remain closed

Scenic drive to remain closed

John Wilson Ocean Dr will remain closed to vehicles during the Christmas holiday period.

City council's recruitment bill for stadium chief tops $66,500

The international hunt that led the Dunedin City Council to David Davies - the man tasked with running Forsyth Barr Stadium - was one of the most expensive in the council's history, it has been confirmed.

Mayor says it with flowers

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin presented a bouquet to councillors and staff yesterday, congratulating them for surviving a tough year full of difficult decisions - and for putting up with each other.

Mayor says it with flowers

Mayor says it with flowers

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin presented a bouquet to councillors and staff yesterday, congratulating them for surviving a tough year full of difficult decisions - and for putting up with each other.

Mayor says it with flowers

Mayor says it with flowers

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin presented a bouquet to councillors and staff yesterday, congratulating them for surviving a tough year full of difficult decisions - and for putting up with each other.

Rising sea 'will pose threat to Dunedin'

Rising sea 'will pose threat to Dunedin'

Water lapping over the Forsyth Barr Stadium site, parts of Portsmouth Dr under water and roads crumbling into the sea on the Otago Peninsula - it is a grim picture painted by a University of Otago climate change model.