David Loughrey

Stadium 'useless' if sea level rises

Stadium 'useless' if sea level rises

Climate change, sea level rise and peak oil began the stadium plan change hearing in Dunedin yesterday, and a multinational oil company brought it to a close.

Stop the Stadium outlines opposition

Stop the Stadium outlines opposition

From business closures to international terrorism and student riots caused by rain, yesterday's stadium and arterial route plan-change hearing in Dunedin heard an unusually wide range of arguments in opposition to the projects.

Committee visits proposed site

Committee visits proposed site

The Dunedin plan change hearing ended early yesterday, after some no-shows and postponements by submitters, giving the commissioners the opportunity for a site visit.

Stadium group split over tactics

Stadium group split over tactics

Stop the Stadium will present its evidence at the stadium and harbour arterial plan change hearings on Monday without backing from legal or planning specialists, an issue that has resulted in two resignations from the group's committee.

Rarest fish threatened

Rarest fish threatened

The Department of Conservation is pleading for people to help save one of New Zealand's rarest and most threatened fish, the tiny lowland longjaw galaxius, as didymo threatens its extinction.

Opinions fly at stadium hearing

Commissioners at the plan change hearing got the full force of the passion behind the stadium debate yesterday, as both supporters and opponents began to have their say.

Arterial project examined at stadium hearing

Arterial project examined at stadium hearing

The Dunedin City Council's expert witnesses yesterday finished giving evidence at the stadium and harbour arterial plan change hearing after three days of measured tones and respectful discussion.

Stadium noise rules under scrutiny

Stadium noise rules under scrutiny

The Dunedin City Council's evidence for the stadium plan-change ended yesterday, and evidence for the harbour arterial route began, on a day commissioners began to ask pointed questions of the local authority's expert witnesses.

Stage one of sewage outfall nears completion

Stage one of sewage outfall nears completion

Two years' work on land and under ground, on boats and under sea, is millimetres from completion, as stage one of the Tahuna outfall project winds down.

Answers to stadium questions emerging

Answers to stadium questions emerging

A flood of information on some of the long-argued issues about the Awatea St stadium finally arrived yesterday, as a hearing that could make or break the project began.