Chris Morris

Vandervis offers apology; Wilson unmoved

Vandervis offers apology; Wilson unmoved

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis insists he is not an angry man, but he knows he has to change.

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Port Otago subsidiary Chalmers Properties has withdrawn plans to fight the Dunedin City Council over a condition of consent attached to its recently-approved harbour-side subdivision.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