Chris Morris

$460k for departing council staff

$460k for departing council staff

Nine former Dunedin City Council staff - including at least one senior manager - have together received almost $460,000 in severance payments in the past year, it has been confirmed.

SH88 neighbour reflects on 'hell'

SH88 neighbour reflects on 'hell'

Dunedin businessman Kevin Sullivan says he is $30,000 out of pocket thanks to the Dunedin City Council.

Plan changes target housing, parking

Plan changes target housing, parking

Dunedin could have more houses squeezed into less space, and fewer free car parks for commuters, under proposed changes to the city's district plan.

Settlement not ruled out

The Dunedin City Council's bill from the State Highway 88 dispute has jumped by almost $89,000, and the council is refusing to rule out adding a settlement with Cr Doug Hall to the bill.

'I've got a case for damages' - Hall

'I've got a case for damages' - Hall

Dunedin city councillor Doug Hall is threatening to take on the Dunedin City Council again, this time in a fight for more than $1 million in legal costs.

Beer festival-goers question lack of refunds

Beer festival-goers question lack of refunds

A group of beer enthusiasts have been left in a froth after the organiser of the Dunedin Craft Beer Expo failed to serve up promised refunds.

Answers sought over black outs

Answers sought over black outs

The Dunedin City Council is seeking answers from its own lines company, Aurora Energy Ltd, after the third street-light blackout in the city in less than two months.

Subdivision plan comes with cat ban

Subdivision plan comes with cat ban

A Dunedin landowner is offering a cat ban as part of a move to protect a prominent, bush-clad part of Otago Peninsula.

Vandervis takes aim over funding request

Vandervis takes aim over funding request

There were heated exchanges between Dunedin city councillors as a debate over an economic development funding request turned into a spat yesterday.

Tourism, education on China delegation's agenda

A boost for tourism and education links, and a celebration of 20 years of friendship, will feature during a sizeable Dunedin delegation's trip to China.