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Refugees get to know city, set up homes

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.

Moller arch demolition approved

Moller arch demolition approved

The fate of an unloved Dunedin monument was sealed with very little discussion yesterday.

Cull to Curran: We are past appointing blame

Cull to Curran: We are past appointing blame

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 fee hike warning

Dunedin landfill fee hike warning

Dunedin landfill fees could increase by up to 20% as a result of planned changes to the emissions trading scheme.

City environmental strategy step closer

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.

Manager apologises for city council staff failings

Manager apologises for city council staff failings

The probable need for huge investment in South Dunedin's infrastructure was accepted by Dunedin city councillors during a marathon meeting yesterday.

Extra rubbish collection in student area proposed

The University of Otago is considering paying for extra rubbish collections to keep North Dunedin streets clean.

Staff apology for mud-tank failure

Staff apology for mud-tank failure

Council staff were responsible for not properly overseeing mud-tank maintenance in South Dunedin, not councillors or the mayor, a senior staff member says. 

No apology over mud-tanks - Cull

No apology over mud-tanks - Cull

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.

'You have planted hope inside of us' (+ video)

'You have planted hope inside of us' (+ video)

Emotions ran high as about 50 Syrian refugees were welcomed to Dunedin yesterday morning after escaping the pain of war.