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.
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.
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
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.