Chris Morris

Church’s consent conditions appealed

The Exclusive Brethren's plans for a new church on the Taieri Plain are on hold - for now, at least - after appeals were lodged with the Environment Court.

'Appalled' by botched paint job

'Appalled' by botched paint job

The Dunedin City Council has ordered its contractor to fix botched new cycleway symbols panned by critics as resembling "a primary school project''.

Smell blamed on faulty sensors

Smell blamed on faulty sensors

The Dunedin City Council says faulty sensors are to blame for the foul smell coming from the Tahuna wastewater treatment plant, after the facility became overloaded with "biomass''.

Councillors disagree on debt repayment

The Dunedin City Council's success in repaying millions of dollars of debt ahead of schedule should be a cause for celebration, a frustrated Dunedin city councillor says.

Information request charges defended

The head of the Otago Regional Council is defending the organisation's stance on charging for official information requests, despite being out of step with most southern councils and official guidance.

April date for report on flooding

April date for report on flooding

A 10-month wait for the Dunedin City Council to review the performance of its mud tanks, following last year's South Dunedin flood, has been questioned by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.

460 DCC staff resign in past four years

460 DCC staff resign in past four years

Hundreds of Dunedin City Council staff have resigned during a sometimes torrid four-year period for the organisation.

Objector to cafe’s licence slammed

Objector to cafe’s licence slammed

A Dunedin businessman and his city councillor wife have been labelled "dinosaurs'' amid claims they are deliberately standing in the way of the warehouse precinct's regeneration.

Invest to lift city’s economy

Invest to lift city’s economy

The Dunedin City Council has one eye on economic development, and another on the ‘‘massive'' challenge posed by South Dunedin, as it prepares its budget for another year.

Study into sharing services

Study into sharing services Dunedin's marketing spend - and its public profile - could be in for a $300,000 boost, but big challenges remain as city councillors prepare to chart the city's course for another year.