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Hunter determined to return and shoot deer (+ video)

Hunter determined to return and shoot deer (+ video)

A Dunedin hunter who dreamt of eating hot food while lost in the Blue Mountains finally got his wish after he was found by rescuers after two nights in freezing conditions.

Council to seek update on rebates

The Dunedin City Council has delayed a decision on whether to fill in for central government to provide rates rebates for owners of retirement village units.

'Cool' city push to attract business

'Cool' city push to attract business

The agency tasked with advancing Dunedin is hoping to build on the city's budding reputation as a "cool'' place to be with a fresh push to attract businesses to the city.

'I was surprised to see them' - rescued hunter (+ video)

'I was surprised to see them' - rescued hunter (+ video)

A Dunedin hunter who got lost and spent two nights in freezing conditions in the Blue Mountains has vowed to return to the area for some unfinished business.

Maori land rates remission policy to be developed

Maori land rates remission policy to be developed

The Dunedin City Council will develop a rates remission policy taking into account the special connection Maori have with the land.

Proviso met for hockey turf funds

A project to build a $1.77million hockey turf at King's High School was given a boost at a Dunedin City Council meeting yesterday.

Work still to do on DCC's consent performance

More work is needed to improve performance in the Dunedin City Council's delay-plagued building department, councillors were told yesterday.

Rates remission policy for Maori land considered

Rates remission policy for Maori land considered

The development of a rates remission policy for Maori ancestral land is to be considered by Dunedin city councillors today.

Council to consider fixing rates rebate 'anomaly'

The Dunedin City Council is considering filling in for central government to fix an anomaly which means owners of retirement village units cannot apply for rates rebates.

Building department sharpens act

Building department sharpens act

The Dunedin City Council's issuing of building consents has shown major improvement in recent weeks, according to a report to be tabled at an economic development committee meeting today.