The first group of Syrian refugees to arrive in Dunedin are
settling in well and impressed with the city and the support
they are receiving.
The fate of an unloved Dunedin monument was sealed with very
little discussion yesterday.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has dismissed criticism from a local
MP that councillors let themselves off the hook from taking
responsibility for last June's flood.
Dunedin landfill fees could
increase by up to 20% as a result of planned changes to the
emissions trading scheme.
A Dunedin City Council strategy aimed at protecting the
city's environment and meeting challenges faced by climate
change is one step closer to being adopted.
The probable need for huge investment in South Dunedin's
infrastructure was accepted by Dunedin city councillors
during a marathon meeting yesterday.
The University of Otago is considering paying for extra
rubbish collections to keep North Dunedin streets clean.
Council staff were responsible for not properly overseeing
mud-tank maintenance in South Dunedin, not councillors or the
mayor, a senior staff member says.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is refusing to apologise over the
council's mud-tank failures as the South Dunedin Action Group
calls for an infrastructure overhaul.
Emotions ran high as about 50 Syrian refugees were welcomed
to Dunedin yesterday morning after escaping the pain of war.
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