Chris Morris

Potential new harbourside developments 'exciting'

Potential new harbourside developments 'exciting'

Excitement is growing about the potential for fresh development of Dunedin's harbourside, including a new marine science institute featuring a public aquarium being considered by the University of Otago.

Email release issue of national security

Email release issue of national security

National security could trump the public's right to know when the Office of the Ombudsman considers the case for releasing emails about last year's visit by the Dalai Lama to Dunedin.

DCC apology, $50k payout to quarry owners

DCC apology, $50k payout to quarry owners

The Dunedin City Council has offered a public apology and a $50,000 payout to settle a long-running dispute with the owners of a quarry over mislaid information.

Land purchases report imminent

The findings of a major investigation into Delta's multimillion-dollar land acquisitions at Jacks Point and Luggate are expected to be released next week.

Anadarko to abandon test well

Anadarko to abandon test well

Anadarko insists it remains in the hunt for natural gas off Otago's coast, despite saying its deep-water test well is to be plugged and abandoned.

Height, location remain concerns

Dunedin city councillors want plans for a five-star waterfront hotel in the city to be downsized to avoid a second public outcry.

Hotel design to be revamped

Hotel design to be revamped

A new version of Dunedin's controversial waterfront hotel could be unveiled before the end of the year, after the developer struck a deal with the Dunedin City Council.

Supporters happy but others not convinced

Supporters happy but others not convinced

Supporters of Dunedin's proposed waterfront hotel are celebrating news of a deal to progress the controversial project.

DCC fluoride policy more secure: mayor

DCC fluoride policy more secure: mayor

The Dunedin City Council's policy on water fluoridation is more secure after a landmark decision by the High Court in Taranaki, Mayor Dave Cull says.

More property sales eyed to invest in Wall Street

The Dunedin City Council could sell more surplus properties to fund its $2.3 million redevelopment of the Wall Street mall, it has been suggested.