David Loughrey

Post office plan decision delay

Post office plan decision delay

A final decision on the future of the former chief post office building in the Exchange may be made later next year than expected, but the financial investigations being done by the Dunedin City Council are looking "reasonably good"

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

Residents of Glenross, in Dunedin, will be hoping an application to fell a stand of trees at Frasers Gully will bring back both the sun and safety to their suburb.

Appeals end; Lovelock Ave realignment set for 2010

Work on Dunedin's long-debated Lovelock Ave realignment should start in the next financial year, after it was confirmed yesterday there were no more legal impediments standing in the way of the plan.

Prista hearing to reconvene

A contentious plan to demolish a series of protected historic buildings in Princes St, Dunedin, and another in Stafford St, will go before a reconvened resource consent hearing on Monday.

Hearing to decide voting system

The number of Dunedin City Council wards, community boards, and even the number of councillors will be argued next week, when the Local Government Commission visits for a hearing to decide the future of the city's voting system.

Cautious approach to Christmas viewing advised

David Loughrey's take on Christmas-time television.

Lovelock Ave court appeal dropped

An Environment Court challenge that could have stopped the realignment of Lovelock Ave, in Dunedin's Botanic Garden, has been dropped.

Damp Dacron threat cancels Santa parade

A drizzling Dunedin day, combined with the delicacy of Dacron, derailed the annual Santa Parade yesterday.

Brutal week of marathons 'fun', Aucklander says

Runners feeling exhausted after finishing the gruelling 60km Kepler Challenge at Te Anau on Saturday might spare a thought for Malcolm Law, who has just completed not one but seven such challenges in the past seven days.

High speeds on Princes St

High speeds on Princes St

The Southern Festival of Speed 1/8 mile standing sprint held on Saturday, in Princes St, Dunedin, has been deemed a success, and organisers are planning to run the event again next year.