Chris Morris

'There was no road under the wheels'

'There was no road under the wheels'

A Dunedin man who drove into a gaping hole in Highcliff Rd says the road in front of him just disappeared.

Damage to slip repair 'superficial'

Damage to slip repair 'superficial'

Fresh damage at the site of a major slip repair project in Upper Junction Rd, near Port Chalmers, is just ''superficial'', the Dunedin City Council says.

366 keen spellers drawn to quiz

Spelling bees were out in force in Canterbury as the Otago Daily Times Extra! Spelling quiz drew record entries this week.

Heading for dry ground

Heading for dry ground

With South Dunedin's streets awash, and more rain on the way, Eric Nabalagi had a simple plan last night - head to higher ground.

Cold, dark vigil after power cut

Cold, dark vigil after power cut

Michelle Bone's family spent last night in a dark, cold and lonely street.

Council gains access to CST documents

Council gains access to CST documents

The Dunedin City Council has secured an agreement that will avoid ''a battle of lawyers'' over access to stadium-related documents held by the Carisbrook Stadium Trust, council chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose says.

Exchange should be 'showcase'

Exchange should be 'showcase'

A new group created to push for improvements in Dunedin's Exchange says the area should be a ''showcase'' for the city.

Six-day West Coast rail excursion announced

Six-day West Coast rail excursion announced

Dunedin Railways hopes a new five-night West Coast excursion will help promote a ''revival'' of South Island rail travel.

Beach ramp removed after latest damage

Beach ramp removed after latest damage

A 12-tonne concrete ramp that ''unhinged'' from the St Clair seawall in this week's heavy seas risked damaging the wall as it swung loose, the Dunedin City Council says.

Changes likely for development

Changes likely for development

A multimillion-dollar development on Dunedin's Princes St is still alive, but the man behind the project says ''changes'' may be needed to accommodate a row of historic facades.