David Loughrey

Backlash delays sale of car park

Backlash delays sale of car park

A South Dunedin community backlash has forced the Dunedin City Council to delay its decision on the sale of a public car park, after the bungled process infuriated both a theatre and the area's business association.

Councillors urge rethink of land sale

Councillors urge rethink of land sale

Some Dunedin city councillors are urging a rethink on the sale of a council-owned car park near the Mayfair Theatre, but Mayor Dave Cull is adamant the sale should not be a political decision.

Post office box shift annoys user

Post office box shift annoys user

A Dunedin man who has leased a post office box in South Dunedin for the past three decades has objected to a New Zealand Post decision to move the boxes away from the main shopping centre.

Car park sale 'kick in guts'

Car park sale 'kick in guts'

Opposition to the Dunedin City Council's sale of millions of dollars' worth of surplus land is growing, with the second recent sale to emerge infuriating a nearby community theatre.

Displeasure at plan to paint panels

Displeasure at plan to paint panels

Precast aggregate concrete panels that grace the front of the 1970s-era John Wickliffe House in Dunedin's Exchange have become the latest battleground in the city's heritage conservation debate.

In step with the march of winter

In step with the march of winter

It was winter in Dunedin this week. It was cold. It rained. David Loughrey took the opportunity to walk the streets as the mercury dropped to 4degC, and ponder the effect on a city young and old.

NZTA says buses better with ORC

The New Zealand Transport Agency has called for the Otago Regional Council to hold on to Dunedin's bus system for the next two years.

Riders swerve from rego rises

Riders swerve from rego rises

Motorcyclists hit by an increase in annual registration fees are cancelling their rego over winter, or paying a higher rate by registering their machines for shorter periods.

Dismay as club hears of sale plans

Dismay as club hears of sale plans

It has stood for 135 years - of late a haven within a hub of retail activity - but yesterday the Caledonian Bowling Club learnt its fate.

DCC preference to delay any bus system transfer

Any transfer of Dunedin's bus system to the city council would be up to three years away, but a decision about whether it happens will be made ''as soon as possible''.