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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.

Credit rating 'pleasing’

Credit rating 'pleasing’

Spending restraint and debt reduction efforts are being credited for helping the Dunedin City Council maintain its credit rating.

10 complaints about tattooists

10 complaints about tattooists

An allegation an unregistered tattooist was to blame for transmitting hepatitis C to a client is among a series of public complaints levelled against the industry in Dunedin.

Cull, Vandervis cross swords at council meeting (+ video)

Cull, Vandervis cross swords at council meeting (+ video)

A furious bust-up saw Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull call Cr Lee Vandervis a liar and order him to leave yesterday's Dunedin City Council meeting.

DCC backs tougher dog bylaws

DCC backs tougher dog bylaws

Dunedin city councillors have backed tougher restrictions on dogs for public consultation, while suggesting a more co-ordinated approach to cats and other "pests'' is also needed in the city.

Cruise passengers forced to abandon 'ship'

Cruise passengers forced to abandon 'ship'

A tour of Dunedin came to a grinding halt for a group of cruise ship tourists after their bus ran aground at the weekend.