Chris Morris

'Negotiations' over Gresham building

A Dunedin heritage building owner could be about to breathe new life into the dilapidated Gresham Hotel, which overlooks Queens Gardens.

Emotions raw in house fire aftermath

Emotions raw in house fire aftermath

The blackened shell of the Ocean Grove home tells a story of fiery destruction.

One dead in chopper crash near Wanaka

One dead in chopper crash near Wanaka

One person is dead and six more injured - four of them seriously - following a helicopter crash on Mt Alta, near Wanaka, this afternoon, police have confirmed.

Drinking restraints proposed in city

Drinking restraints proposed in city

A tougher approach to alcohol in Dunedin could put an end to late-night alcohol shots in bars and clear outdoor areas of drinkers as early as 11pm.

Cars to staff and councillor

Cars to staff and councillor

The investigation into an alleged $1 million fraud involving the Dunedin City Council vehicle fleet continues.

Off to get island dogs under control

Off to get island dogs under control

Animal control officer Karan Whyte has 25 years' experience wrangling Dunedin's most difficult and dangerous dogs.

Council aims to tighten policies

Council aims to tighten policies

The Dunedin City Council is moving to make it easier for whistle-blowers to speak out, but still has ''a fair bit of work to do'' to tighten other internal policies, senior managers say.

Praise for DCC's new internal controls

The Dunedin City Council's move to tighten internal controls has been praised by the Office of the Auditor-general, even as the investigation into an alleged $1 million Citifleet fraud continues.

Hazard rule changes spur property price fears

Hazard rule changes spur property price fears

The Dunedin City Council is considering changes to proposed new rules on natural hazards, amid community concern about the impact the ''broad brush'' proposals could have on property prices.

Illegal dumpers 'slack and lazy'

Illegal dumpers 'slack and lazy'

Whoever is dumping whiteware, animal carcasses and other rubbish in Dunedin's quiet corners needs to take ''a bit of a look at themselves'', a Dunedin community board chairman says.