Chris Morris

Green Island retail backers mull appeal

Green Island retail backers mull appeal

The company behind a proposed Green Island retail development rejected by the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee is considering an appeal to the Environment Court.

Councils in talks on buses

Councils in talks on buses

The Dunedin City Council is considering a possible takeover of the Dunedin public transport network from the Otago Regional Council, which could pave the way for an overhaul of the service.

Calls over vandalised trees

The Dunedin City Council has received five phone calls, but no leads, as it seeks information about "mindless" damage to 14 young trees in Portsmouth Dr, in Dunedin.

Portsmouth Dr gum trees vandalised

Portsmouth Dr gum trees vandalised

The Dunedin City Council wants answers after "mindless" vandals braved a snowstorm to attack juvenile trees planted in Portsmouth Dr.

Green Island retail bid rejected

Green Island retail bid rejected

Plans for a new Green Island retail complex have been rejected by the Dunedin City Council because of "somewhat overstated" claims and fears Dunedin's other retail zones could be undermined.

Free wireless internet trial extended

Free wireless internet trial extended

A trial of free wireless internet in Dunedin's Octagon is to continue, and an improved service is planned to cater for an influx of Rugby World Cup tourists from next month.

Adviser called in to fix library staff problems

Adviser called in to fix library staff problems

A business and life coach has been called in to help staff at the Dunedin Central Library, amid claims of workplace bullying and staff dissatisfaction.

Loans for dividends will continue

Loans for dividends will continue

Dunedin City Holdings Ltd will still have to borrow money to fund reduced dividend payments to the Dunedin City Council.

Council could pull pin on projects

Council could pull pin on projects

Millions of dollars of Dunedin City Council capital spending planned for the next few months will again go under the microscope, which could lead to projects being delayed or cancelled.

DCHL reviews release expected

DCHL reviews release expected

The Dunedin City Council was giving little away yesterday after meeting behind closed doors to discuss Dunedin City Holdings Ltd (DCHL)'s annual $8 million dividend payment shortfall.