Chris Morris

No gas but hunt goes on

No gas but hunt goes on

Otago Chamber of Commerce says it is disappointing, but hopefully not the end, after oil giant Anadarko confirmed it failed to find commercial quantities of natural gas off the Otago coast.

Dunedin chasing Katy Perry, the Eagles

Dunedin chasing Katy Perry, the Eagles

Rock legends the Eagles and pop star Katy Perry are both being targeted by the new head of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

DVML defends TV sales to staff, board

DVML defends TV sales to staff, board

A decision to sell surplus televisions at Forsyth Barr Stadium to the venue's staff and board members is being defended by Dunedin Venues Management Ltd.

DCC deemed 'scaredy-cats' on legal highs

DCC deemed 'scaredy-cats' on legal highs

The Dunedin City Council should stop being ''scaredy-cats'' and introduce a new local policy to control legal highs, even if it ends up in court, Dunedin-based National MP Michael Woodhouse says.

Councils exposed by drug law: Cull

Councils exposed by drug law: Cull

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has blasted the Government's ''ham-fisted'' legal-high legislation, saying it threatens to leave councils and ratepayers exposed to court action.

Quake rules hit heritage efforts

Quake rules hit heritage efforts

Dunedin city councillors fear a tough new approach to New Zealand's earthquake-prone buildings risks derailing progress upgrading Dunedin's heritage buildings.

Freedom camping at bay could continue

Freedom camping at bay could continue

The Dunedin City Council wants to stick with a two-year freedom camping trial at Macandrew Bay at least for now, despite the concerns of some residents and the Otago Peninsula Community Board.

'Leaf it alone' call

'Leaf it alone' call

Public art might not always be about bums on seats, but it shouldn't include picnic tables either, the Otago Sculpture Trust says.

All-clear for DCC payments

All-clear for DCC payments

The Dunedin City Council has given its own payment procedures a clean bill of health, after controversy over the handling of $3400 in fees paid to former Dunedin North MP Peter Hodgson.

Freedom camper trial review today

Dunedin city councillors will decide today whether to abandon a freedom camping trial at Macandrew Bay.