Chris Morris

DVML head slams Butler's allegations

DVML head slams Butler's allegations

Allegations of inappropriate spending by a former manager at Forsyth Barr Stadium have prompted an angry retort from the company running the venue.

Company threatening to charge for OIA answers

Company threatening to charge for OIA answers

The company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is threatening to charge for future responses to official information requests after being inundated with questions from stadium critic Bev Butler.

Operator fails in complaint

The Commerce Commission has rejected a complaint from a Dunedin tourism operator who alleged bias by the Dunedin City Council's i-Site staff.

Expanding search for hydrocarbons gives some the jitters

Expanding search for hydrocarbons gives some the jitters

Sarah Roberts' family farm is being surrounded by the oil and gas industry.

Cooking with gas

Cooking with gas

Business is booming in Taranaki, and much of the credit for the region's jobs and wealth is being given to the oil and gas industry. But, in quieter corners of the province, opponents are counting the cost. Chris Morris reports.

Delta thwarted proper scrutiny, breached Acts

Delta thwarted proper scrutiny, breached Acts

The Dunedin City Council must share the blame for multimillion-dollar losses incurred by Delta from its failed property investments at Jacks Point and Luggate, Mayor Dave Cull says.

Delta property purchases criticised

Delta property purchases criticised

Property purchases that could end up costing Dunedin City Council-owned Delta more than $6 million have been criticised by the Office of the Auditor-General.

Bid to rename road to honour cricket hero McCullum

Bid to rename road to honour cricket hero McCullum

A straight drive leading to the home of Otago cricket could be renamed in honour of one of its finest exponents.

Taranaki knows the drill

Taranaki knows the drill

As the hunt continues for oil and gas off the Otago coast, Chris Morris visits Taranaki, the home of New Zealand's hydrocarbon economy. In the first of a three-part series, he gets a feel for the scale of the industry.

Potential new harbourside developments 'exciting'

Potential new harbourside developments 'exciting'

Excitement is growing about the potential for fresh development of Dunedin's harbourside, including a new marine science institute featuring a public aquarium being considered by the University of Otago.