Chris Morris

Contract fraud call at DCC

Contract fraud call at DCC

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis' actions will form part of a fresh fraud investigation inside the Dunedin City Council, after he claimed to have paid a backhander to secure a council contract.

Deal could mean more big concerts

Deal could mean more big concerts

Dunedin could be in line for even more big concerts following the signing of a new ticketing deal by the company running Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Coutts visiting Dunedin to coach young sailors

Coutts visiting Dunedin to coach young sailors

When it comes to sailing, Sir Russell Coutts has done it all - from the choppy waters of Otago Harbour to Olympic gold and the shiny silverware of the America's Cup.

Million-dollar claim pursued

Million-dollar claim pursued

The Dunedin City Council is seeking more than $1 million in damages through a High Court action against the estate of former Citifleet team leader Brent Bachop.

Plans for mall in Jetty St confirmed

Plans for mall in Jetty St confirmed

Plans to turn part of Jetty St into Dunedin's newest pedestrian mall have been confirmed by the Dunedin City Council.

DCC cleared in suicide

Brent Bachop, the man at the centre of the Dunedin City Council's $1.5 million Citifleet fraud, took his own life as pressure mounted on him about irregularities found within his department, a coroner has ruled.

Coroner rules on Citifleet manager's death

Coroner rules on Citifleet manager's death

The man at the centre of the Dunedin City Council's $1.5 million Citifleet fraud took his own life after being approached about the fraud, a Coroner has ruled.

Concerts a $20m bonus (+ video)

Concerts a $20m bonus (+ video)

International promoters are eyeing Dunedin for regular sell-out concerts after Forsyth Barr Stadium delivered strong ticket sales and a nearly $20million boost to the city's economy, the man in charge says.

Plan sets city 'on a journey'

Plan sets city 'on a journey'

The Dunedin City Council has signed off on its first energy plan for the city, despite councillors from all sides this week criticising the document's weaknesses.

All quiet after Vandervis backhander claim

The Dunedin City Council and its most outspoken city councillor have gone into lockdown after Cr Lee Vandervis claimed to have paid a backhander to a council manager.