Chris Morris

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.

DCC votes against backing risk appeal

DCC votes against backing risk appeal

The Dunedin City Council has ruled out throwing its weight behind the Wise Response Appeal, after councillors divided into camps over environmental concerns and fears of party political lobbying.

Bay access hot topic for board meeting

Bay access hot topic for board meeting

Years of debate over vehicle access to Blueskin Bay will come to a head in Warrington tonight, when the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board considers the views of a divided community.

Sculpture of sea lion suggested for St Clair

Sculpture of sea lion suggested for St Clair

The anniversary of the return of New Zealand sea lions to the mainland after more than 150 years could be commemorated with a life-size sculpture of the ''matriarch'' of the small Otago Peninsula population.

Rates up 3% as council chooses to reduce debt

Rates up 3% as council chooses to reduce debt

Dunedin ratepayers face a 3% rates rise for the coming financial year, after a last-minute bid to trim the increase failed yesterday.

Cyclists may get free bells

Dunedin cyclists could soon be ringing their bells courtesy of the Dunedin City Council.

Final funding assistance for Basketball Otago

Final funding assistance for Basketball Otago

The Dunedin City Council has agreed to reach into its pocket one last time for Basketball Otago, but other community groups have not been so lucky.

Council pushes ahead with pedestrian-only city centre zone plan

Council pushes ahead with pedestrian-only city centre zone plan

A proposal to turn part of Dunedin's Octagon into a pedestrian-only zone has gained momentum, after the Dunedin City Council endorsed plans to investigate a trial of the concept.

Weighbridge deferred; no fees change

Dunedin city councillors have backed off from a plan to install a second weighbridge - costing more than $100,000 - at the Green Island landfill, but have also balked at a proposal to raise fees by more than originally suggested.