Chris Morris

Proposed rates rise of 1.5% and debt reducing faster

Teh Dunedin City Council says continued spending restraint, coupled with the sale of surplus land, has helped it cut rates while getting $22million ahead of schedule in debt repayments.

Police say Kia in crash was stolen

Police say Kia in crash was stolen

A fleeing driver in a stolen vehicle had to be restrained by police after running a red light and slamming into another car in Dunedin last night.

84 DCC trespass notices in force

84 DCC trespass notices in force

Abusive library patrons mixing books, booze and brawling are partly to blame for more than 200 trespass notices issued by the Dunedin City Council in recent years.

Waterfront bridge: in with the old?

Waterfront bridge: in with the old?

If Dunedin is serious about a new bridge to open up its waterfront, two old bluestone abutments just south of Queens Gardens could be part of the missing link, heritage advocates say.

Information policy for review

Information policy for review

The Dunedin City Council has no plans to follow the Reserve Bank's lead and start routinely charging media organisations for official information requests, a senior manager says.

Pipe upgrade to ease pressure

Pipe upgrade to ease pressure

A three-month pipe renewal under Dunedin's most prominent sports ground will help ease the pressure on the city's wastewater network.

Kids wait while dad saves life

Kids wait while dad saves life

Aaron Burgess will have to take his kids for a swim another day.

Opinions divided over hotel proposals

Opinions divided over hotel proposals

Dunedin's accommodation sector is divided over the prospect of a new five-star hotel, as words of welcome mix with warnings of a price war.

Fans 'shattered' by Starman’s death

Fans 'shattered' by Starman’s death

Planet Earth is blue - the death of David Bowie has left music fans reeling.

New harbour hotel mooted

New harbour hotel mooted

The man behind Dunedin's latest five-star hotel bid is also eyeing a major development on the edge of the Steamer Basin.