Chris Morris

DCC has no plans to spend surplus in Waipori Fund

DCC has no plans to spend surplus in Waipori Fund

The Dunedin City Council is celebrating a better-than-expected 13.1% jump in the value of its Waipori Fund, but has no plans to spend the bonus.

Speed limit loophole confidence

The Dunedin City Council is confident a loophole in local government bylaws revealed by Transport Minister Simon Bridges was never an issue in Dunedin.

Man badly cut in fall

A 73-year-old Ohai man with a ''large laceration'' to his arm managed to drive himself to the local fire station to seek help yesterday.

Better insurance deal secured

Better insurance deal secured

The Dunedin City Council has significantly improved its insurance for $3.4 billion of ratepayers' assets after a second flying visit to London by its group chief financial officer.

Countdown facing licence suspension

Countdown facing licence suspension

Supermarkets have been put ''on notice'' after Countdown's central Dunedin store was twice found to be offering illegally discounted alcohol as part of a nationwide promotion.

Big boot suspect in Porsche prang

Big boot suspect in Porsche prang

A wharfie's oversized boot may be to blame for crashing a Porsche 911 into a parked straddle carrier at Port Otago.

DCC launches energy plan and environment strategy

DCC launches energy plan and environment strategy

Two new strategic plans unveiled by the Dunedin City Council should work together to secure the city's environmental future, a councillor says.

DCC still in talks over Citifleet fraud

The Dunedin City Council is still in talks with its insurer over the Citifleet fraud, months after receiving a payout worth more than $1 million from QBE.

Questions still unanswered

Questions still unanswered

A leaked report into the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet fraud sheds new light on a tangled web of car buyers, but significant questions remain. Chris Morris reports.

Long list of car deals

Long list of car deals

Council cars bought and sold within days, and handfuls of cash that disappeared without trace are detailed in Deloitte's full report into the $1.5million Citifleet fraud.