Chris Morris

'How the hell did it happen?' - Staynes

'How the hell did it happen?' - Staynes

Dunedin deputy mayor Chris Staynes has a simple question as the Citifleet investigation continues: ''How the hell did it happen?''

Demolition, development for Princes St

Demolition, development for Princes St

Dunedin's Princes St could be in line for a facelift after a Christchurch developer won a six-year battle to demolish a group of buildings inside a protected townscape.

$60m school no certainty for city

$60m school no certainty for city

The Chinese investors behind a proposal to build $60 million international school in Dunedin are re-evaluating their plans, and could yet shift to another South Island centre, it has been confirmed.

Council insurance deal 'good news'

Council insurance deal 'good news'

The Dunedin City Council has secured ''significantly'' improved insurance cover for $3.4 billion of ratepayers' assets after seeking a better deal in London, it has been confirmed.

School crossing gets lights

The Dunedin City Council is being praised for putting the safety of children ahead of tight budgets, after it committed to upgrading an existing pedestrian crossing near Kaikorai Primary School in Highgate.

Citifleet now fraud inquiry

Citifleet now fraud inquiry

An inquiry into the disappearance of dozens of Dunedin City Council vehicles - and allegations of missing hundreds of thousands of dollars - is now a fraud investigation, council chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose has confirmed.

No regrets over buying leg irons: Cull

No regrets over buying leg irons: Cull

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says he has ''no regrets'' about stepping in to buy leg irons destined for auction, despite new evidence they were used to hold camels, not Maori prisoners as had been believed.

Disruption during Moana maintenance

Disruption during Moana maintenance

Dunedin's Moana Pool is in for a $180,000 face-lift before its 50th birthday.

Bleak outlook for heritage towns

Bleak outlook for heritage towns

Heritage towns like Lawrence and Clyde could be gutted and millions of dollars of extra costs foisted on ratepayers under proposed changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation, the region's mayors warn.

Politics on sidelines

There were snipes, barbed comments and echoes of Maurice Williamson's ministerial resignation as Parliament's politics came to town yesterday.