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Hide says intervention inappropriate

Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says he will not intervene to try to resolve the Dunedin City Council's $8 million annual shortfall.

Confidentiality issue raised with mayor

Confidentiality issue raised with mayor

A fresh war of words has broken out - this time between Dunedin city councillors - over comments made about Dunedin City Holdings Ltd's projected $8 million dividend shortfall.

MacTavish wary of oil drilling

MacTavish wary of oil drilling

A delegation from American oil giant Anadarko will be in Dunedin next week for private talks with the Dunedin City Council about offshore drilling.

Cull and Hudson agree on restructuring

Cull and Hudson agree on restructuring

The two men trading verbal barbs over Dunedin City Holdings Ltd's projected $8 million payment shortfall to the Dunedin City Council at least agree on one thing.

$84,000 spent to recruit council CEO

$84,000 spent to recruit council CEO

The hunt for a new Dunedin City Council chief executive could be the most expensive recruitment drive in the council's history.

DCC scours city for savings

DCC scours city for savings

Millions of dollars of planned capital spending, and assets worth many millions more will come under close scrutiny as the Dunedin City Council seeks new ways to save money.

Service cuts and job losses predicted

Service cuts and job losses predicted

Services may be cut and job losses would "inevitably" follow as the Dunedin City Council seeks ways to bridge an $8 million annual shortfall in money from its companies, a city councillor says.

Literature status bid backed

Dunedin city councillors have approved Dunedin's bid for Unesco City of Literature status.

Recycling up 30% thanks to new bins

Recycling up 30% thanks to new bins

Dunedin's new wheelie bins have prompted a 30% increase in recycling in the city, Dunedin City Council figures show.

Proposal dropped

A plan to change the name of a street near Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium has itself been changed.