Chris Morris

Skateboard policy rethink amid concern

Skateboard policy rethink amid concern

The Dunedin City Council will rethink its plan to confiscate the wheels of young people caught flouting the city's skateboarding bylaw.

Public to be asked about liquor curb

Public to be asked about liquor curb

The Dunedin City Council will consult the public on a tougher approach to alcohol in the city, despite a fresh warning it could face legal challenges from the industry.

'Negotiations' over Gresham building

A Dunedin heritage building owner could be about to breathe new life into the dilapidated Gresham Hotel, which overlooks Queens Gardens.

Emotions raw in house fire aftermath

Emotions raw in house fire aftermath

The blackened shell of the Ocean Grove home tells a story of fiery destruction.

One dead in chopper crash near Wanaka

One dead in chopper crash near Wanaka

One person is dead and six more injured - four of them seriously - following a helicopter crash on Mt Alta, near Wanaka, this afternoon, police have confirmed.

Drinking restraints proposed in city

Drinking restraints proposed in city

A tougher approach to alcohol in Dunedin could put an end to late-night alcohol shots in bars and clear outdoor areas of drinkers as early as 11pm.

Cars to staff and councillor

Cars to staff and councillor

The investigation into an alleged $1 million fraud involving the Dunedin City Council vehicle fleet continues.

Off to get island dogs under control

Off to get island dogs under control

Animal control officer Karan Whyte has 25 years' experience wrangling Dunedin's most difficult and dangerous dogs.

Council aims to tighten policies

Council aims to tighten policies

The Dunedin City Council is moving to make it easier for whistle-blowers to speak out, but still has ''a fair bit of work to do'' to tighten other internal policies, senior managers say.

Praise for DCC's new internal controls

The Dunedin City Council's move to tighten internal controls has been praised by the Office of the Auditor-general, even as the investigation into an alleged $1 million Citifleet fraud continues.