David Loughrey

Dunedin parking 'hero' fined

Dunedin parking 'hero' fined

The delivery driver who brought George St to a halt in a one-man protest after a dispute with parking officers - labelled a hero by some for his actions - had his day in court yesterday.

Anger spurs DCC parking survey

Anger spurs DCC parking survey

A survey on Dunedin's issue of the moment - the city council's recently introduced and much maligned parking strategy - will be conducted in the city today.

Motorcycle parking raises ire

Motorcycle parking raises ire

A Dunedin man has had his parking concerns answered instantly, but looks set to have to pay a ticket he received.

Social housing on agenda

The future of the Dunedin City Council's social housing will come under the spotlight today when a hearings committee considers public submissions on the matter.

Halfway decent invention

I don't make predictions, and I predict I never will. But wild suppositions are another matter.

World Cup backup plan

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust will have a backup plan for Rugby World Cup seats when they go on sale next year, in case the Forsyth Barr Stadium is not ready.

Businesses back parking protester

Businesses back parking protester

The actions of a man who blocked Dunedin's main street with his truck after being issued two parking tickets on Wednesday has become a cause celebre with business owners furious about recent changes to the parking regime.

Councillor attacks parts of report

Councillor attacks parts of report

Dunedin city councillor Michael Guest has attacked parts of a report on sustainability he said were "from the loony left", and urged the council not to treat the idea as a religion.

Ticket sparked George St protest

Ticket sparked George St protest >> Man a 'bloody good driver'

The protest that blocked George St yesterday was inspired by a parking ticket that infuriated a delivery driver, who found a sympathetic audience for his actions.

Stop the Stadium to pay court costs

Stop the Stadium to pay court costs

Stop the Stadium has been ordered to pay almost $10,000 court costs following its unsuccessful High Court bid in April to scuttle Dunedin's stadium project.