David Loughrey

Subdivision decision overturned by court

Subdivision decision overturned by court

The Environment Court has overturned a Dunedin City Council consent decision, meaning a developer can go ahead with his subdivision on the lower slopes of Saddle Hill, at East Taieri.

'Sea Princess' has second try at being first ship

The visitors' marquee was going up at Port Chalmers yesterday, and all eyes will be on the new Octagon shuttle parking bay as the Sea Princess makes its second attempt at being the first cruise ship of the season.

Coroner wants new bylaw on lifejackets

A coroner's recommendation to make life jackets compulsory, after the drowning death of a Dunedin man just metres from safety, may be difficult to enforce, the Otago Regional Council says.

Humpback whale seen

Jumping barracoutas, flying Hector's dolphins and even a humpback whale kept the sea off Taiaroa Head busy yesterday morning.

What were they thinking?

What were they thinking?

A Dunedin city troubled by repressed childhood pain and a collective lack of self-esteem was invaded by 210 plain-clothes psychiatrists this week. Hiding the dark recesses of our psyche from their relentless gaze was essential. Fortunately, David Loughrey was keeping an eye on the visitors, and uncovered a weakness.

From The Glasshouse to God's house

From The Glasshouse to God's house

An influx of 6500 Jehovah's Witnesses to Dunedin has packed city accommodation, bringing a mini economic boom to the city.

29 Donaghys jobs go; 9 under review

29 Donaghys jobs go; 9 under review

The confirmed loss of 29 jobs at Donaghys' South Dunedin factory, and news of a further nine jobs to be reviewed next year, was confirmed yesterday to ''silent'' workers.

City debt overhaul to save millions

City debt overhaul to save millions

Dunedin is set to save $7 million after better economic times meant the city council was able to renegotiate a $75 million loan.

Consent process delays defended

Consent process delays defended

The Dunedin City Council's building consent processing times have again broken through a 20-day limit, after what staff say is a spike in applications, and staff issues.

Going to the chapel of lingerie

Going to the chapel of lingerie

They sat neatly on varnished wooden pews, 250 smartly dressed women wearing fashionable leather boots and holding elegantly curved wine glasses.