Chris Morris

Police take action over 'significant' failings

Police take action over 'significant' failings

Police have taken action against some of their own after failing to protect Katharine Webb and her children, but those involved have kept their jobs, Otago's top policeman has confirmed.

Warrington rocks could be removed soon

Warrington rocks could be removed soon

The Warrington rocks could be gone within days if the Dunedin City Council accepts the findings of independent experts.

Penalty urged for Vandervis

Penalty urged for Vandervis

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis could be temporarily stripped of some voting rights after misleading a council subcommittee and erupting in anger at the council's chief executive, it has been confirmed.

Voting rights loss 'punishing wrong people'

Voting rights loss 'punishing wrong people'

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is being urged by one of his accusers to accept his behaviour is ''inappropriate'' and offer a genuine apology.

Jobs go at Port Chalmers supermarket

Jobs go at Port Chalmers supermarket

Job losses have been confirmed as Port Chalmers' supermarket reinvents itself as a Four Square.

New residents fuel housing development

New residents fuel housing development

Mosgiel's Highland Park subdivision is racing ahead of schedule as an influx of new residents to Dunedin helps fuel demand for homes.

City in line for more top acts

City in line for more top acts

Promoters for some of the world's top musical performers say Dunedin is now firmly on the radar as a destination for a steady stream of headline acts.

Sellout gets promoters' full attention

Sellout gets promoters' full attention Australasia's biggest promoters are promising more big acts as Dunedin's concert drought threatens to become a flood.

Quarry operator faces hearing over breach

Quarry operator faces hearing over breach

An Otago Peninsula quarry operator found to be digging beyond his boundary faces a public hearing to determine the future shape of the operation.

Kayakers 'lucky to be alive'

Kayakers 'lucky to be alive'

Two men plucked from rough seas near Taieri Island yesterday after clinging for hours to an upturned kayak are ''lucky to be alive'', their rescuer says.