Chris Morris

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.

Higher developers' charges endorsed

The Dunedin City Council has endorsed a new development contributions regime that will result in developers contributing more to council coffers.

Reallocation could enable funding for digital office

Dunedin city councillors have backed a proposal that could yet result in continued funding for the Dunedin Digital Office and the ''Sexy Summer Jobs'' business internship programme.

Two road sections could be widened

Two road sections could be widened

The Dunedin City Council will consider pressing ahead with the next two sections of Otago Peninsula road widening and sea-wall improvements simultaneously.

Council to evaluate taking over buses

Council to evaluate taking over buses

The Dunedin City Council wants access to more than $1 million held by the Otago Regional Council for the city's public transport network, as part of any transfer of responsibility for the service.

Some operators abusing payment system

A second weighbridge at the Green Island landfill could help stop ''skimming'' of the system by some commercial operators using the Dunedin City Council-owned facility, councillors have been told.

Decision on landfill charges deferred

Decision on landfill charges deferred

The Dunedin City Council wants more information before making a decision on increasing charges and installing a $110,000 weighbridge at the Green Island landfill.

Millions more for stadium

Millions more for stadium

Millions of dollars of ratepayers' money is set to be poured into shoring up Dunedin's struggling Forsyth Barr Stadium, but the city's crumbling coastal defences will also receive a boost, the Dunedin City Council has signalled.