Chris Morris

Gigatowns in final sprint

Gigatowns in final sprint

Dunedin and Wanaka are rallying their online troops as the race to become the southern hemisphere's first ''gigacity'' enters the home straight.

Getting taste of Mandarin before Shanghai trip

Getting taste of Mandarin before Shanghai trip

It's every traveller's worst nightmare - arriving in a foreign land, phrase book in hand, and accidentally professing your love of fine pigs rather than love of the host's beautiful city.

Interest in DCC assets

Interest in DCC assets

Dunedin City Council asset sales are expected to be back on the agenda early next year, and agents of potential buyers are already lining up for a slice of the action.

Councils canny with their koha

Councils canny with their koha

Dunedin's largest public institutions have together spent tens of thousands of dollars on koha to local Maori in recent years, figures show.

Planner unmoved by last-minute changes

Planner unmoved by last-minute changes

The fate of a proposed Gladstone Rd North subdivision on the edge of the Wingatui Racecourse now rests with a Dunedin City Council hearings committee.

Citifleet: DCC talks to insurer

Citifleet: DCC talks to insurer

The Dunedin City Council is negotiating with its insurer to recoup a chunk of the $1.5 million lost during an alleged decade-long fraud within its Citifleet department.

Van scrutinising roads for danger

Van scrutinising roads for danger

Dunedin's roads will be under the spotlight next week as part of a push to save lives.

DCC threatens action on oil, diesel dumping

After a series of costly clean-up operations this year, the Dunedin City Council is threatening to prosecute anyone caught dumping oil into the city's wastewater system.

Reimagined CBD proposals heard

Reimagined CBD proposals heard

Visions of a redeveloped Octagon, a more pedestrian-friendly George St and a buzzing network of free buses took centre stage at a Dunedin City Council workshop last night.

DCC moves on freedom camping

DCC moves on freedom camping

The Dunedin City Council hopes extra signs, security patrols and a new site for freedom campers will help prevent a repeat of previous headaches at Macandrew Bay this summer.