Vaughan Elder

Anger about South Dunedin's future

Anger about South Dunedin's future

Unanswered questions about the long-term future of South Dunedin and the city's response to climate change loomed large at a heated public meeting last night.

'Drinkathon' fears dismissed

'Drinkathon' fears dismissed

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has questioned the merit of closing the Octagon for a "three-day drinkathon'' centred on Saturday's All Blacks test.

Quake risk to 'critical' building

Quake risk to 'critical' building

The Dunedin City Council has set aside $3.5 million for strengthening work after finding a "critical'' piece of the city's infrastructure is housed in an earthquake-prone building.

Rescue chopper pilot slams 'bloody idiots'

Rescue chopper pilot slams 'bloody idiots'

A group of "bloody idiots'' who shone a blinding laser at a rescue helicopter from the outskirts of Dunedin can count themselves lucky the pilot's cellphone coverage was out.

Tenant’s flat issue resolved

Tenant’s flat issue resolved

A Dunedin tenant is worried about his safety after discovering he is living in a rental property illegally split into three units.

Cost of workshops on bullying questioned

Cost of workshops on bullying questioned

The cost of bullying and harassment workshops at the Dunedin City Council put people off going, a disgruntled staff member says.

Octagon to close for test match

Octagon to close for test match

The Regent Theatre has withdrawn its opposition to closing the Octagon for next week's All Blacks test in Dunedin.

Second group of refugees arrives

Second group of refugees arrives

The second group of Syrian refugees arrived to an emotional welcome at Dunedin airport yesterday.

Rugby clubs fear for viability

Rugby clubs fear for viability

Dunedin rugby clubs fear changes mooted in the city's next-generation plan could put their and other sports clubs' financial futures in doubt.

Claim no DCC bully culture

Claim no DCC bully culture

A senior Dunedin City Council manager has denied claims there is a culture of bullying at the highest levels of the organisation as details of restructuring emerge.