The Dunedin City Council is being praised for putting the
safety of children ahead of tight budgets, after it committed
to upgrading an existing pedestrian crossing near Kaikorai
Primary School in Highgate.
An inquiry into the disappearance of dozens of Dunedin City
Council vehicles - and allegations of missing hundreds of
thousands of dollars - is now a fraud investigation, council
chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose has confirmed.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says he has ''no regrets'' about
stepping in to buy leg irons destined for auction, despite
new evidence they were used to hold camels, not Maori
prisoners as had been believed.
Heritage towns like Lawrence and Clyde could be gutted and
millions of dollars of extra costs foisted on ratepayers
under proposed changes to earthquake-prone buildings
legislation, the region's mayors warn.