David Loughrey

DCC increases directors' fees

DCC increases directors' fees

Fee increases of up to almost 30% for some directors of Dunedin City Council companies - a 12.4% average increase across the board - were approved yesterday, despite a last-ditch call for restraint in a tough economy.

Loans security authorised by DCC

The Dunedin City Council yesterday voted to approve using the capital value of Dunedin city as security for $92.5 million of loans, effectively meaning banks could place a claim on rates income if the city was unable to meet its repayments.

Interest to cost city $9.5m a year

Interest on the $92.8 million the Dunedin City Council plans to borrow this year is set to cost the city $9.5 million a year for the next 20 years, and more is expected to be borrowed next year.

DCC to review make-up

The number of Dunedin city councillors, the future of the ward system and need for community boards will all be debated in the next 10 months.

Tough tasks nothing new for trust man

Tough tasks nothing new for trust man

At the height of political activity in South Africa that led to the overthrow of the apartheid system and Nelson Mandela's election as president, Guy Hedderwick faced a choice between compulsory military service with the South African Army, or jail.

Overhaul for 'stagnating' Princes St

Overhaul for 'stagnating' Princes St

A new retail and apartment complex has been planned for a "stagnating" area of Princes St, but the development is headed for a resource consent hearing, as it involves demolishing buildings in a protected townscape precinct.

Stadium survey for 5000 homes

Stadium survey for 5000 homes

The long-awaited, much-debated stadium survey developed by two University of Otago academics will be sent to 5000 randomly selected Dunedin homes by November 17.

Call for more women directors of council companies

Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher has called for more women to take positions as directors of council companies.

Directors' fees likely to increase

Directors' fees likely to increase

Fee increases of up to almost 30% for some directors of Dunedin City Council companies are expected to be rubber-stamped next week

More building work can be done without consents

Homeowners keen to knock out a non load-bearing wall or knock up a pergola this weekend can do so without a building consent, following changes to the Building Act.