Chris Morris

Sellout gets promoters' full attention

Sellout gets promoters' full attention Australasia's biggest promoters are promising more big acts as Dunedin's concert drought threatens to become a flood.

Quarry operator faces hearing over breach

Quarry operator faces hearing over breach

An Otago Peninsula quarry operator found to be digging beyond his boundary faces a public hearing to determine the future shape of the operation.

Kayakers 'lucky to be alive'

Kayakers 'lucky to be alive'

Two men plucked from rough seas near Taieri Island yesterday after clinging for hours to an upturned kayak are ''lucky to be alive'', their rescuer says.

Sign-off expected on solution to tomb dispute

Sign-off expected on solution to tomb dispute

A descendant in France is expected to endorse plans for tour groups to enter the Larnach family tomb in Dunedin's Northern Cemetery.

Planned child-care facility ire

Planned child-care facility ire

Neighbours are preparing to fight plans for a ''significant'' two-storey child-care centre that would bring 100 children a day to their quiet Dunedin street.

Foodstuffs' attitude 'absolutely appalling'

Foodstuffs' attitude 'absolutely appalling'

The loss of the Port Chalmers supermarket's New World brand could encourage the return of smaller stores squeezed out of the main street years ago, a campaigner says.

Input wanted on electoral system

Public input is being sought as an independent panel works to overhaul the Dunedin City Council's electoral system.

City loses travellers' conference

City loses travellers' conference

Dunedin's lack of international flights and accommodation have again been highlighted as the city vies for a greater slice of the conference market.

'Buy local' campaign for supermarket

Campaigners have launched a ''buy local'' initiative aimed at saving the Port Chalmers New World, as the wait continues for a decision on the supermarket's future by Foodstuffs.

Council accepts social media feedback

The Dunedin City Council is turning to social media as it seeks public feedback on its long-term plan.