Chris Morris

Meeting over jobs raises hopes

There are reasons to hope for the futures of 79 workers made redundant at Southern Cross Forest Products after a meeting in Dunedin yesterday.

Hedderwick gets all clear; DVML criticised

Hedderwick gets all clear; DVML criticised

Independent auditors have given a former Forsyth Barr Stadium manager the all clear following claims of inappropriate spending, but the company running the venue has not escaped unscathed.

Cash stash may repay some debt

The Dunedin City Council is considering raiding its ''jam jars'' of money to help accelerate debt repayments.

Confidence football will be popular

Confidence football will be popular

Dunedin Venues Management Ltd is to underwrite next month's top-tier football clash between English Premier League team Newcastle United and Sydney FC at Forsyth Barr Stadium, it has been confirmed.

Rockquest winner looks to Lorde

Rockquest winner looks to Lorde

Two bands and two solo artists from Dunedin will have their shot at the big time after taking out the top spots at the Smokefree Rockquest's Otago final.

New aquatic manager named

New aquatic manager named

The Dunedin City Council's new aquatic services manager says she is excited about taking charge of one of the city's key facilities.

Rocks trucked in to help in holding back tide

Rocks trucked in to help in holding back tide

A section of the St Clair sea wall is being reinforced with up to 300 tonnes of rock in an effort to hold back the pounding surf this winter.

Hearing on quake Bill in Dunedin

Hearing on quake Bill in Dunedin

Southern councils worried about new earthquake-prone building legislation look set to make their case on their own patch, when a Government select committee visits Dunedin later this month.

Tougher line on buildings

Tougher line on buildings

The Dunedin City Council is to press ahead with a tougher line on dilapidated heritage buildings, but appears reluctant to name and shame the most ''unco-operative'' owners.

Consultation on speed limits

The public will have their say on a shake-up of speed limits on some Dunedin streets after city councillors endorsed the move yesterday.