David Loughrey

Simpler jetty fine, Dunedin ferry proponent says

Simpler jetty fine, Dunedin ferry proponent says

Planned harbour ferry for Dunedin could operate with a much simpler - and cheaper - facility than the $1.3 million jetty planned for Portobello, a potential user says.

Stadium legal battle begins

Stadium legal battle begins

Queenstown man Basil Walker's legal challenge to the Otago Regional Council's funding for the Forsyth Barr Stadium began in the High Court in Dunedin this morning.

DCC tackles thorny rating question

DCC tackles thorny rating question

The thorny question of which group pays what proportion of the Dunedin rates bill has been returned for more consideration, as farmers and lifestyle-block owners raise concerns about the issue.

$350,000 allocated for design work on Regent Theatre upgrade

The Regent Theatre has been given $350,000 for design work for an upgrade in the next financial year, and $4.4 million in the 2010-11 financial year for construction work, but the latter will not be certain until consultation for next year's annual plan.

Dunedin projects ready, but Government funding has dwindled

The Dunedin City Council has added more urgent language to its commitment to cycleways and walkways, but heard yesterday government funding for such initiatives has decreased.

Jetty plan hits a sand bar

Jetty plan hits a sand bar

The long-planned rebuilding of the Portobello jetty is uncertain, with its $1.3 million budget found to be "significantly short", and money for the project removed from the council's budget.

Upgrade of theatre to be considered

Upgrade of theatre to be considered

A final decision on funding for the Regent Theatre's proposed upgrade may not be made until the middle of next year, to allow time for fundraising and public consultation.

A triumph of creative renewal

There is a point in the life of any product when it has been beaten with the pointed stick of promotion for so long, and so ruthlessly, it no longer even twitches as the blows continue to rain down.

DCC set to accept $7m from trust

DCC set to accept $7m from trust

The Dunedin City Council is set to vote on Tuesday to accept $7 million for the Forsyth Barr Stadium from the Community Trust of Otago, and has released a letter from the trust containing details of the donation.

Warm response to Budget insulation initiative

Warm response to Budget insulation initiative

A Dunedin mother who has benefited from government funding to insulate her home in the past says the initiative is "awesome" and the work done has made a real difference.