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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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''.
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