Mark Price

KiwiRail won't bid for Auckland rail work

KiwiRail won't bid for Auckland rail work

Any lingering hopes KiwiRail's Hillside workshops might get the chance to build trains for Auckland have been dashed.

Oil money starts flowing into Dunedin

Oil money starts flowing into Dunedin

A Dunedin couple are tapping into the wealth already flowing to the city from Otago's offshore oil fields.

Lifestylers philosophical over flooding

Lifestylers philosophical over flooding

For 364 days of the year it's not a bad place to live, really," says Jacqui Phipps, who lives on the part of the Taieri Plains flooded by the Silver Stream in 2006.

Wind-power partner sought

Wind-power partner sought

The group hoping to put wind power into the houses around Blueskin Bay is looking for a joint-venture partner.

Christie defends Hillside report

Christie defends Hillside report

Chairman of the group wanting KiwiRail's Hillside and Woburn workshops to build new trains for Auckland, John Christie, has defended the value of a Berl Economics report released by the group on Sunday and dismissed within hours by Transport Minister Steven Joyce.

Joyce 'invited' to Hillside workshops

Joyce 'invited' to Hillside workshops

Transport Minister Steven Joyce was yesterday "invited" to visit KiwiRail's Hillside workshops to find out for himself whether it is capable of building trains for Auckland.

Flood-prone houses going from street

Flood-prone houses going from street

A $1.7 million "green solution" to a Dunedin flooding problem will result in the number of houses in Somerville St decreasing by four over the next few weeks.

KiwiRail says own workshops not up to tender

KiwiRail says own workshops not up to tender

Kiwirail has all but ruled out its own workshops, including Dunedin's Hillside workshops, being given the chance to "have a crack" at tendering to build $375 million worth of passenger trains for Auckland.

Dunedin bids to build railway stock

Dunedin bids to build railway stock

Dunedin yesterday launched its bid to have a $375 million contract for Auckland's new electric commuter trains awarded to railway workshops in Dunedin and Lower Hutt - creating as many as 1270 jobs.

Dunedin plans for biodiesel supplier

Dunedin plans for biodiesel supplier

A Dunedin group hopes to bring a regular supply of biodiesel to the city in a scheme similar to one already operating in Queenstown.