David Loughrey

33 retailers face legal action

The Department of Labour is considering action against 33 retailers nationwide after the Easter weekend, but the department will not say who they are, or whether any are in Otago.

Jumbo stressed, protesters say

Jumbo stressed, protesters say

Jumbo the elephant stood swaying in the car park of The Kensington pub, in Dunedin, yesterday, as a small group of protesters, circus management and police played out an ongoing dispute just metres away.

Proposed rates cap questioned

Proposed rates cap questioned

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin has questioned how a proposed rates cap could work, when different local authorities rate in different ways, and the amount rated varies widely, as does the level of infrastructure councils have.

City fares well in national comparison

City fares well in national comparison

Figures released by the Dunedin City Council show Dunedin is well down a list showing the mean annual residential rates take of New Zealand local authorities.

Chin responds to stadium questions (part 2)

Chin responds to stadium questions (part 2)

The recent meeting organised by Stop the Stadium at the Dunedin Town Hall, attended by 1800 people, raised as many questions as it answered.

Mayor stands by stadium process

Mayor stands by stadium process

A defiant Dunedin Mayor, Peter Chin, yesterday labelled as "incorrect" some information heard at last week's Stop the Stadium organised meeting and stood by the process his council had followed in its support of the project.

Chin responds to stadium questions (part 1)

Chin responds to stadium questions (part 1)

A meeting organised by Stop the Stadium at the Dunedin Town Hall last week, and attended by 1800 people, raised many questions.

Library attendance up 30% as recession bites

Dunedin's libraries have reported an almost 30% increase in visitors, mirroring a worldwide trend of people choosing cheaper pastimes during the recession.

Stadium: councillors get final say

Stadium: councillors get final say

Dunedin city councillors have been assured no contract will be signed with main stadium contractor Hawkins Construction until the matter goes to a vote on April 20.

Late night TV comes down to 'The Wire'

It is a strange and perplexing conundrum. For the lady or gentleman with the most highly tuned taste in television, the height of viewing pleasure is late - very late.