Chris Morris

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.

Seismic risk poses dilemma

Concerns have been raised the Dunedin City Council could face a legal threat if it knows - but does not disclose - information about earthquake-prone buildings in the city.

Surplus for games trust

The trust responsible for organising the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin is celebrating a $104,000 surplus.

Freedom camping trial to continue

Freedom camping trial to continue

A freedom camping trial ruffling feathers in Macandrew Bay is to continue, despite protests from Cr Neville Peat.

Betterways' appeal withdrawn

Betterways' appeal withdrawn

Betterways Advisory Ltd has hammered another nail into the coffin of its Dunedin waterfront hotel project by withdrawing an appeal to the Environment Court.

Benson-Pope loses vote on submission response

The Dunedin City Council has been advised to consider redacting defamatory budget submissions before making them public in future.

Ex-Moana Pool manager takes role in Ashburton

The former manager of Dunedin's Moana Pool, Steve Prescott, is remaining tight-lipped about a new role running Ashburton's $34 million aquatic and recreation centre.

DCC volunteers for online voting

The Dunedin City Council has volunteered to participate in a planned trial of online voting in a bid to reverse a trend of dwindling voter turnout.