Anadarko's representatives will be back in Otago today for
meetings, including one with members of the new Pro Oil and
Gas Otago group in Dunedin.
A group of Dunedin
businesses is moving to claim the high ground as debate
intensifies over the arrival of oil companies in Otago
Dunedin mayoral candidates Aaron Hawkins and Hilary Calvert
together spent more than $25,000 trying unsuccessfully to
unseat incumbent Dave Cull, it has been confirmed.
Rubbish is piling up in quiet corners of Dunedin as illegal
dumpers discard household rubbish, green waste and even
animal carcasses around the city.
The first taste of petroleum money could be just weeks away
in Dunedin, as Texas-based oil giant Anadarko prepares to
move its state-of-the-art drilling ship into Otago waters, it
has been confirmed.
The race is on as Dunedin vies with Invercargill to secure
hosting rights for an oil and gas base, after confirmation
oil giant Shell plans to drill a test well in search of
natural gas off the Otago coast.
The man behind plans to replace part of a protected Dunedin
townscape with a new apartment and retail development says he
is still hoping for progress despite years of delays.
The demolition of Carisbrook is entering its final stage as
contractors turn their attention to the old ground's
corporate box complex.
The fate of Dunedin's proposed $100 million waterfront
hotel hangs in the balance, but a decision on whether to
proceed - or abandon the project - could be just weeks away,
it has been confirmed.
A Dunedin couple have escaped from South Sudan after
surviving a tumultuous fortnight of violence in the world's
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