Chris Morris

Politics on sidelines

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

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

An investigation into irregularities within the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet and Citipark departments is examining the disappearance of dozens of council vehicles, it has been confirmed.

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

The Dunedin City Council will consider increasing rates or cutting services as it grapples with earning $4.5 million less from its companies, Mayor Dave Cull says.

3% rates rise approved

3% rates rise approved

The Dunedin City Council has delivered on a promise to limit its rates rise to 3% for the coming year, despite a warning Forsyth Barr Stadium remains the ''elephant in the room''.

Mothballing stadium an option

Mothballing stadium an option

The idea of mothballing Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium might raise eyebrows, but it is officially on the table for the Dunedin City Council.

Whistle to blow for stadium deals

Whistle to blow for stadium deals

The company which runs Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium faces an uncertain future as it eyes the expiration of deals with sponsors, members and even the Highlanders Super rugby franchise.

Risk plan puts 'wee nest egg' under threat

Risk plan puts 'wee nest egg' under threat

Red lines on a map have not changed the spectacular sea view from Stewart Alderton's kitchen window.

Vacant lots, rebuilding potentially affected

Vacant lots, rebuilding potentially affected

The Dunedin City Council says it will need to have ''serious conversations'' with some Ocean View homeowners covered by a proposed ban on new development in the area.

City 'faces facts' on risk

City 'faces facts' on risk

Proposed new rules on natural hazards that could affect thousands of Dunedin properties have largely been welcomed, despite concerns some owners will be left out of pocket.

Pumping stations proposed as protection

Pumping stations proposed as protection

A network of pumping stations could be deployed to protect parts of South Dunedin from a rising groundwater table, the Dunedin City Council says.