Chris Morris

'Sexy summer jobs' evening

Dunedin students will be lining up for a chance of landing a sexy summer job this week.

Candidates' sign sites pose risks

Candidates' sign sites pose risks

Dunedin's local body election candidates have been warned to take extra care, following the discovery of more high-voltage power cables under the Dunedin City Council's designated election advertising sites.

Candidate's advertising sign sparks power cut

Candidate's advertising sign sparks power cut

Dunedin mayoral candidate Lee Vandervis says it is lucky nobody was killed, after a volunteer installing one of his giant election swings sliced into a buried 11,000-volt power cable near Mosgiel.

Residents to pay part of sewer costs

Residents in Blanket Bay and Curles Point, in Dunedin, will be asked to pay up to $6760 each towards the $370,000 cost of installing a new pressure sewer system.

Plea to sort out flooding

Plea to sort out flooding

The Dunedin City Council wants the Otago Regional Council to deal with recurring flooding threatening businesses in a Mosgiel industrial zone.

Council could add Carisbrook options

The idea of retaining Carisbrook for use as a sporting venue - or other ideas for the ground's future - could yet be considered, Cr John Bezett says.

Swings hoping to sway voters

Swings hoping to sway voters

Giant swings promoting Dunedin mayoral candidate Lee Vandervis might tower over their rivals, but they do not break election campaign rules, Dunedin City Council staff say.

Harbour Cone housing doubts

Harbour Cone housing doubts

Critics of a Dunedin City Council plan to develop residential housing on part of Harbour Cone, on Otago Peninsula, have been listened to, Cr Dave Cull says.

Council to search for old landfill

Council to search for old landfill

The Dunedin City Council is going in search of an old landfill buried near St Kilda and St Clair beaches, to ensure the tip and its contents are not exposed by a repeat of severe coastal erosion in the area.

Masters concept taking hold

Masters concept taking hold

Plans for an international Winter Masters Games tournament spanning Otago - possibly attracting 2000 competitors to the region - will be put to the Dunedin City Council within the next two months.