David Loughrey

Cuts likely to hit libraries

Cuts likely to hit libraries

Proposed cuts to Dunedin's libraries budget would mean customer service levels and staffing would have to be reviewed, Dunedin City Council library services manager Bernie Hawke said yesterday.

Last chance for Lovelock Ave opponents

Last chance for Lovelock Ave opponents

Opponents of the Lovelock Ave realignment say they will return to annual plan hearings in May to restate their opposition to the project, but are wondering why they were not listened to the first time round.

Deferring depreciation saving for council

Deferring depreciation saving for council

The Dunedin City Council has managed to wring some money from its budgets using a method it has been using for some time - deferring its spending on depreciation.

Cremator proposal by Hopes

Cremator proposal by Hopes

A Dunedin funeral director is planning to install a new cremator at its site near a food outlet, supermarket and homes, in a move that could halve the number of cremations at the Dunedin City Council's Andersons Bay facility.

DCC begins budgeting process

Dunedin city councillors will today open the city's accounts, beginning what is bound to be a contentious process of setting both the budget, and the annual rates increase.

Curran calls for republic debate

Curran calls for republic debate

Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran wants debate to start on whether the time has come to sever constitutional ties with Great Britain, and for planning to begin for New Zealand to become a republic.

DCC expecting best practice from ORFU

DCC expecting best practice from ORFU

The Dunedin City Council is expecting best-practice governance from the Otago Rugby Football Union in return for its decision to underwrite the union's debt for the next three years.

Dr Who taught me much

Doctor Who has had an essential part to play in teaching the world about the wonders of space.

Rate rise of 7.3% projected

Rate rise of 7.3% projected

Dunedin ratepayers look set to pay an extra 7.3% in rates for the next financial year, along with increased fees and charges for activities ranging from building a house to burying the dead.

Council housing rents set to rise in order to cover increased costs

Council housing rents set to rise in order to cover increased costs

Dunedin's council housing rents are likely to rise later this year by $9 a week for every unit, a rise the Dunedin City Council says is needed to pay for new units being built, increased rates, staff costs and contractor costs.