David Loughrey

Development unit wins international prize

The Dunedin City Council's economic development unit has won an international prize for its research support fund, which has provided $78,556 in the last three years to back bids for research and development that have attracted $17 million of funding for the city.

Rubbish collection, recycling could cost more in Dunedin

Rubbish collection, recycling could cost more in Dunedin

A new rubbish collection and recycling system proposed for Dunedin could cost each ratepayer up to $472 a year and spell the end of blue bins and black bags.

Dunedin City Holdings feels credit crunch

Dunedin City Holdings feels credit crunch

Dunedin City Council-owned trading companies have recorded an 8.3% increase in revenue to $199 million, but the companies have not emerged unscathed from the worldwide economic crisis, with a lower surplus at the end of the financial year.

Council defends use of 'toxic' insecticide

The Dunedin City Council has no plans to discontinue the use of an insecticide banned in 50 countries and described by the Green Party as "highly toxic".

Toxic chemical used on Dunedin sports venues

An insecticide the Green Party has described as "highly toxic'' – banned in 50 countries – is still being used on two of Dunedin's premier sports venues.

Councillors defend absence from stadium debate

Two Dunedin city councillors criticised for not attending a debate on Monday to tighten conditions surrounding the Awatea St stadium have responded their presence would not have changed the overall outcome.

Historic status for Carisbrook and the Athenaeum

Historic status for Carisbrook and the Athenaeum

The Carisbrook stadium and the Athenaeum building in Dunedin have both been registered as category 1 historic buildings by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT), despite derision of the proposal by the Dunedin City Council.

ORFU reaffirms stadium backing

ORFU reaffirms stadium backing

The Otago Rugby Football Union has responded to criticism it has fallen quiet on the Awatea St stadium, with chief executive Richard Reid saying the organisation is "right behind" the project.

Library to celebrate 100 years

Library to celebrate 100 years

The Dunedin Public Library is gearing up for its 100th birthday with a feast of literary events, a rebranding, new library cards, and the release of a centennial history of the institution.

DCC toughens position on stadium trust and ORFU

DCC toughens position on stadium trust and ORFU

The Dunedin City Council has tightened the conditions the Carisbrook Stadium Trust and other parties must meet to get final approval for the Awatea St stadium.