David Loughrey

15 jobs lost in mill closure

A Milton sawmill has closed and 15 jobs have been lost, after being hit by the downturn in the United States economy.

Dunedin reveals loves and hates

Dunedin reveals loves and hates

Dunedin people love their libraries, hate their polluted beaches and — believe it or not — the majority think their parking wardens are fair folk with good attitudes.

Rotary says no to Peters

Rotary says no to Peters

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters' troubles have prompted the withdrawal of an invitation to speak to the Rotary Club of Dunedin this month.

Rise in underage sales disappointing, report says

Sales of liquor to minors during police sting operations in the past financial year rose to 33%, and continual monitoring is needed to keep on top of the problem, Dunedin City Council liquor licensing co-ordinator Kevin Mechen says.

Stadium hearing in November

Stadium hearing in November

A hearing in Dunedin on a district plan change that would allow development of the Awatea St stadium is expected to begin in early November, with 83 people indicating they want to be heard.

Council starts buying stadium land

Council starts buying stadium land

The next stage of multimillion-dollar spending on the Awatea St stadium project - payment for the purchase of land at the site - has begun.

Pitts' role split in two

Pitts' role split in two

Two people are to replace former Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Otago Settlers Museum director Priscilla Pitts, with the organisations reverting to separate management structures.

Bad weather worsening pollution at Dunedin beaches

Bad weather worsening pollution at Dunedin beaches

Bad weather causing swells from the northeast is both pushing pollution on to St Kilda and St Clair beaches, and hampering an all-but finished project planned to fix the problem.

'NBR' claim rejected by online mall

A Dunedin start-up company partly financed by the Dunedin City Council's holding company is still operating, its chairman says, despite one of its products, a virtual mall, being on hold.

Report on liquor ban proposed

Report on liquor ban proposed

A report on the effects of a permanent liquor ban in North Dunedin will be put together in the next few weeks, as efforts to find solutions to problems in the area continue.