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'Enjoying the season a bit too much' results in South D fire call

'Enjoying the season a bit too much' results in South D fire call

A group of revellers "enjoying the season a bit too much'' resulted in fire fighters being called out to a bonfire in South Dunedin tonight.

Arrest after AOS call out at Brighton

Arrest after AOS call out at Brighton

The main road out to the Dunedin suburb of Brighton was blocked by police after an armed offenders squad call-out this evening.

Handling of fraud red flags criticised

Handling of fraud red flags criticised

Dunedin City Councillor Lee Vandervis has slammed the council over its handling of allegations he made three years ago against the man at the centre of a $1.59 million fraud.

LGNZ views incident as a broader lesson

LGNZ views incident as a broader lesson

Other councils across New Zealand can learn from the $1.59 million fraud committed at the Dunedin City Council, Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says.

Investigation was big job

The man who led the investigation into a $1.59 million fraud at the Dunedin City Council says ''a lot of work'' went into it.

$1.5m fraud: 'Red flags were ignored'

$1.5m fraud: 'Red flags were ignored'

The excessive lifestyle of the man at the centre of a $1.59 million fraud at the Dunedin City Council was among the ''red flags'' the council ignored, investigators say.

Polytech merger being looked at

Aoraki Polytechnic is exploring a merger with Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology (CPIT) as it faces another multi-million dollar deficit this year.

$12m in research funding achieved

$12m in research funding achieved

A researcher who has gained more than $12 million in research funding throughout his career has won Otago School of Medical Sciences' top award.

Report reveals 'range of fraudulent activities' at DCC

Report reveals 'range of fraudulent activities' at DCC

An in-depth report into a more than $1.5 million fraud at Dunedin City Council has revealed it went beyond the sale of 152 council-owned vehicles.

University delays building

University delays building

The University of Otago has delayed the start of construction on two of the largest buildings in its more than $600 million building programme.