Chris Morris

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.

Packed Dunedin pulsates over weekend

Packed Dunedin pulsates over weekend

Dunedin was bulging at the seams at the weekend, as thousands of cruise ship passengers descended on a city already chock-a-block from graduations, international cricket and the pre-Christmas shopping rush.

Serendipity at Maran-atha Rest Home auction

Serendipity at Maran-atha Rest Home auction

A spur-of-the-moment decision to attend the Maran-atha Rest Home auction on Saturday left Dunedin woman Prue Paterson jumping for joy.

Celebrating multiculturalism

Celebrating multiculturalism

Moyad Barnawi hopes to send a message to Dunedin.

DPAG school programme funding doubt

DPAG school programme funding doubt

The Dunedin City Council might have to step in if the Ministry of Education withdraws funding for a long-running arts education programme at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Mayor Dave Cull says.

'Culture of fear' at DCC

'Culture of fear' at DCC

Morale within the Dunedin City Council is taking a hammering as criticism and upheaval fuel a ''culture of fear'', staff say.

Library fines blow out to more than $500,000

Library fines blow out to more than $500,000

The Dunedin City Council is owed more than $500,000 in library fines, despite using debt collection agency Baycorp to pursue tardy borrowers as far as Australia, it has been confirmed.

780 new Dunedin jobs 220 short of target

Dunedin's economy is on the right track, despite the city missing its latest target for job-creation, deputy mayor Chris Staynes says.