David Loughrey

Chin called Stedman over meeting

Chin called Stedman over meeting

NHNZ chief executive Michael Stedman's name can be added to the list of those contacted by stadium proponents in the lead up to Stop the Stadium's March 29 meeting.

TV Review: Elevated to a higher playing field

Television, at its very best, transports lonely souls from the quiet desperation of their tiresome existence, envelops them in its warm glow, and eases their worried minds.

Keogh opts out of anti-stadium meeting

Environment Southland chief executive Ciaran Keogh has pulled out of Stop the Stadium's meeting this month, and announced his recent anti-stadium opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times was not written in his professional capacity.

Lovelock Ave debate continues

Commissioners hearing a resource consent application to realign Dunedin's Lovelock Ave noted there was "considerable uncertainty and suspicion" among Opoho residents when they called for more information on the project.

Caversham highway misses funding

Caversham highway misses funding

Dunedin has missed out on money for new roading, following a Government announcement none of its priorities is south of Christchurch.

Church battle centres on heritage

Church battle centres on heritage

Arguments for retaining the Wesley Church on Hillside Rd, and detailing the quality of the building's aesthetics, came to the fore as a Dunedin City Council resource consent hearing into a plan to demolish the church and replace it with a $5.6 million social services complex ended.

Heavy hitters at anti-stadium meeting

Heavy hitters at anti-stadium meeting

A line-up of "unscripted" speakers at a meeting staged by the Stop the Stadium group will provide a wider range of perspectives on the stadium issue, organiser Bev Butler says.

Opposition to church demolition 'sideshow'

Opposition to church demolition 'sideshow'

The Wesley Church building in Hillside Rd, Dunedin, fitted with neither the tradition nor the future needs of the Methodist church, and moves to preserve it on historic grounds were a "sideshow", a resource consent committee heard yesterday.

Plans afoot to harness landfill gas

Plans afoot to harness landfill gas

The Dunedin City Council's energy manager, Neville Auton, already has ideas on how to use methane gas being collected from the Green Island landfill.

Late changes to process of awarding stadium contract

A full meeting of the Dunedin City Council will vote whether to approve a contract with Hawkins Construction to build Dunedin's new stadium, a vote expected to be the final decision on the project.