Chris Morris

Spending on Tahuna upgrade rejigged

Plans for the stage two upgrade of Dunedin's Tahuna treatment plant have been rejigged to ease the cost over the next few years.

Park work deferral lifts costs

Dunedin city councillors have voted to defer part of a $3.3 million plan to redevelop the Logan Park pavilion.

Parking ticket tally tops 70,000

Parking ticket tally tops 70,000

Dunedin's parking wardens don't do quotas and don't receive iPods for their efforts - but new figures suggest they don't need them either.

City's $1b water bill

City's $1b water bill

The Dunedin City Council is facing a billion-dollar bill to maintain existing water services over the next 50 years.

Water infrastructure challenges identified

Water infrastructure challenges identified

Climate change, peak oil and a $1 billion bill are just some of the challenges identified in the Dunedin City Council's 3 Waters strategy document.

Tree samples taken

Tree samples taken

An exotic vascular disease not seen before in New Zealand, and similar to the catastrophic Dutch elm disease, may be spreading through Dunedin's plane trees.

Panel recommends delivery parking be implemented

Loading zones on Dunedin's streets look set to be replaced by new "authorised vehicle" bays requiring permits for use, if the recommendations of a Dunedin City Council hearings committee are accepted.

Biosecurity staff rush to test diseased trees

Biosecurity staff rush to test diseased trees

Government biosecurity staff based in Auckland are rushing to Dunedin to inspect the Octagon's ailing plane trees.

Closing drive challenged

Closing drive challenged

The Dunedin City Council is to consult its lawyers over the continued closure to motorists of John Wilson Ocean Dr after concerns were raised in a letter to yesterday's community development committee meeting.

Fears for trees spelt out

Fears for trees spelt out

The growing level of anxiety at the possible demise of plane trees in Dunedin's Octagon has been spelt out to Dunedin city councillors.