David Loughrey

Several events to launch Matariki

Two weeks of activities for Matariki (Maori New Year) begin today in Dunedin with dance and theatre workshops.

Bid fails to block stadium grant

Bid fails to block stadium grant

Queenstown man Basil Walker has been unsuccessful in his attempt to block the Otago Regional Council granting $37.5 million for the Forsyth Barr Stadium after failing to persuade a High Court judge the funding process was unlawful.

'Super ward' mooted for DCC

'Super ward' mooted for DCC

Substantial changes to Dunedin's voting method could see its system of wards scrapped in favour of a "super ward", with 11 councillors representing the urban area, and three representing two rural seats.

Super ward system of little concern

Councillors and former candidates spoken to yesterday said the proposed new super ward system for the Dunedin City Council would not change unduly the way they campaigned in local body elections.

Rugby: Fans keen to meet and greet All Blacks

Rugby: Fans keen to meet and greet All Blacks

It may have been an event for the kids, but there were also plenty of excited parents as hundreds flocked to the Wall Street mall in Dunedin yesterday evening to meet the All Blacks.

Two drivers desert their crash scenes

Drivers of two cars that crashed in separate incidents early on Saturday morning both left the scene, but were tracked down within hours.

Auction final curtain on F&P's occupancy

Auction final curtain on F&P's occupancy

There were boxes of used clipboards, piles of brooms and a small mountain of in- and out-trays, but it was a broken and somewhat tarnished sports trophy that told the human story at an auction at the former Fisher and Paykel Appliances Mosgiel plant on Saturday.

Chasing news a chilling, uphill battle

Chasing news a chilling, uphill battle

It was a great way to welcome an Australian to Dunedin: The skies were steely-grey, the hail was pelting down, and a 57-year-old grandfather was hardly breaking a sweat running up Baldwin St as our visitor turned a disturbing shade of red from trying to keep up.

Stadium challenge questioned

Stadium challenge questioned

A Queenstown man trying to stop Otago Regional Council funding for the Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin came up against a High Court judge who questioned many of his arguments yesterday.

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.