Chris Morris

278 official requests to council for information

Two of Dunedin's city councillors are helping flood Dunedin City Council staff with official information requests, as a third councillor questions the cost of providing so many answers.

Call to adopt TPP policy

The Dunedin City Council is being urged to put New Zealand's ''public interest'' first by adopting a new policy on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

Sister-city trip costs come under fire

Sister-city trip costs come under fire

A Dunedin City Council delegation's $18,000 trip to Otaru and Edinburgh has turned into a political football amid barbs about ''junkets'' and questions over the cost.

New insurance deal covers $1b of city assets

More than $1 billion of previously uninsured Dunedin City Council assets are now covered in the event of a major disaster, although questions remain over some details of the new deal, council staff say.

Dialogue expected

Members of the public are likely to have another say on the best way to utilise the Forsyth Barr Stadium, it has been suggested.

Roading cash cut 'bitter pill'

Roading cash cut 'bitter pill'

A multimillion-dollar cut to New Zealand Transport Agency funding for Dunedin roading projects is a ''bitter pill to swallow'', and could have implications for work programmes across the city, Dunedin City Council staff say.

Councillor takes govt to task on rising sea

Councillor takes govt to task on rising sea

Dunedin city councillor Jinty MacTavish has blasted the ''complete absence of leadership'' from central government over climate change, leaving ratepayers to face a possible $75 million bill to protect part of the city from sea level rise.

Images of dirty city unsettle councillors

Images of dirty city unsettle councillors

Dunedin city councillor David Benson-Pope feels sick about street vomit in Dunedin - and now he has the pictures to prove it.

Please listen: residents' petition seeks reversal of cycleway changes

Please listen: residents' petition seeks reversal of cycleway changes

A South Dunedin resident upset at cycleway initiatives has presented a 600-strong petition to the Dunedin City Council calling for the changes to be reversed.

Plan notification delay

Dunedin's second-generation district plan (2GP) is now not expected to be publicly notified until early next year, but Environment Court appeals could add another two years to the timeline, Dunedin City Council staff say.