David Loughrey

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.

Trio focus on stadium risk, affordability

Trio focus on stadium risk, affordability

Local government political grouping Greater Dunedin's objections to the Awatea St stadium remain focused on its risk, its affordability and opportunity costs, Cr Dave Cull said yesterday.

Swing over stadium

Swing over stadium

Three Dunedin city councillors who have led recent opposition to the Awatea St stadium have changed tack, deciding to work with the project after failing to convince their peers.

Realignment for stadium to cost $1.5m

Realignment for stadium to cost $1.5m

The cost to ratepayers of realigning State Highway 88 to make way for the Awatea St stadium is expected to be $1.5 million, Dunedin City Council transportation planning manager Don Hill says.

Waipori fund investments 'safe' says DCC

Waipori fund investments 'safe' says DCC

The Dunedin City Council's $72 million Waipori fund should be able to stand up to difficult economic times, finance and corporate support general manager Athol Stephens says.