Chris Morris

Council insurance deal 'good news'

Council insurance deal 'good news'

The Dunedin City Council has secured ''significantly'' improved insurance cover for $3.4 billion of ratepayers' assets after seeking a better deal in London, it has been confirmed.

School crossing gets lights

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.

Citifleet now fraud inquiry

Citifleet now fraud inquiry

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.

No regrets over buying leg irons: Cull

No regrets over buying leg irons: Cull

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.

Disruption during Moana maintenance

Disruption during Moana maintenance

Dunedin's Moana Pool is in for a $180,000 face-lift before its 50th birthday.

Bleak outlook for heritage towns

Bleak outlook for heritage towns

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.

Politics on sidelines

There were snipes, barbed comments and echoes of Maurice Williamson's ministerial resignation as Parliament's politics came to town yesterday.

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

An investigation into irregularities within the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet and Citipark departments is examining the disappearance of dozens of council vehicles, it has been confirmed.

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

The Dunedin City Council will consider increasing rates or cutting services as it grapples with earning $4.5 million less from its companies, Mayor Dave Cull says.

3% rates rise approved

3% rates rise approved

The Dunedin City Council has delivered on a promise to limit its rates rise to 3% for the coming year, despite a warning Forsyth Barr Stadium remains the ''elephant in the room''.