Chris Morris

Call for new approach to oil and gas industry

Call for new approach to oil and gas industry

The Dunedin City Council is calling for a beefed-up Government effort to prepare for an oil and gas disaster, including more funds and equipment on stand-by to respond to any spill.

Port drops consent objection

Port drops consent objection

Port Otago subsidiary Chalmers Properties has withdrawn plans to fight the Dunedin City Council over a condition of consent attached to its recently-approved harbour-side subdivision.

Formal complaint to be laid against Vandervis

Formal complaint to be laid against Vandervis

A Dunedin city councillor will face a formal complaint after allegedly becoming embroiled in an angry, expletive-laden exchange with senior council staff in a hallway of the Municipal Chambers.

Liquor ban split into two

The temporary liquor ban planned for around Forsyth Barr Stadium and the University Oval will be split in two, after a councillor raised concerns about its legality.

Asset sales signalled as rates to rise

Asset sales signalled as rates to rise

Dunedin city councillors yesterday signed off the draft long-term plan, charting the city's strategic direction for the next decade, before public consultation beginning next month. Chris Morris reports.

In-house parking call after outcry

In-house parking call after outcry

There are calls for the Dunedin City Council to revert to in-house management of parking operations in Moray Pl and at Forsyth Barr Stadium following a public outcry over Wilson Parking's methods.

Council senior executive farewelled

Council senior executive farewelled

The Dunedin City Council's last long-serving senior executive has signed off from his general manager's role.

Pared rates rises would come at a price

Pared rates rises would come at a price

Debt levels will remain higher for longer, but rates increases will be trimmed, if a revised Dunedin City Council budget to be considered next week is accepted.

Crayfish pot found after long journey

Crayfish pot found after long journey

This is a story about the one that got away.

Dry zone wanted in stadium area

Dry zone wanted in stadium area

Concerns about a cocktail of booze, students and the Cricket World Cup have prompted Dunedin police to seek a temporary alcohol ban in the area around Forsyth Barr Stadium.