David Loughrey

Stadium looms over talks on cutting $10m housing money

Stadium looms over talks on cutting $10m housing money

The spectre of the stadium was raised by Cr Teresa Stevenson during discussion on a proposal to cut $10 million from spending on council housing, but her argument was labelled mischievous, deliberately misleading and untruthful.

Building applicants to cover extra costs

A proposed sharp rise in the council's building consent fees was blamed on the Government yesterday, but the cost of the increase passed on to consent applicants.

One report noted, another requested

One report noted, another requested

The possibility of a council-built 550 to 800-seat theatre in Dunedin will be the subject of one more report, after the project just managed to stay on the agenda.

Warning to go easy on fund

The Dunedin City Council's $72 million Waipori fund will provide the necessary cash flow to the council for the next financial year, but councillors were warned they would be unable to ask for an increase in returns in the future.

More DCC spending, not less

The Dunedin City Council appears to have no intention of sending in a razor gang to cut council spending in the face of worldwide recession.

Labour MP wants role in Dunedin social housing issue

Labour MP wants role in Dunedin social housing issue

Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran wants a role in the debate on social housing in Dunedin, something she says is an important issue in her electorate.

Economists advise council on tackling downturn

Economists advise council on tackling downturn

Dunedin city councillors and staff were left pondering an economic conundrum yesterday, after a briefing on the downturn in the economy.

Housing funding: $1m cut proposed

Housing funding: $1m cut proposed

A proposal to cut $1 million in the next financial year from the Dunedin City Council's social housing budget - effectively stopping a programme to build five to seven units for the year - has been extended until 2019.

Tourism Dunedin funding bid may struggle

Tourism Dunedin funding bid may struggle

Tourism Dunedin may struggle to get a $484,000 increase in its budget for the next financial year, after failing to convince Dunedin City Council staff it was necessary.

Concern at EU return to subsidies

Concern at EU return to subsidies

A decision by the European Union to return to subsidising its dairy farmers with export refunds for butter, cheese, and milk powder payments has disappointed both farming bodies and the Government, and brought warnings it could exacerbate the worldwide recession.