A Milton sawmill has closed and 15 jobs have been lost, after
being hit by the downturn in the United States economy.
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.
New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters' troubles have
prompted the withdrawal of an invitation to speak to the
Rotary Club of Dunedin this month.
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.
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.
The next stage of multimillion-dollar spending on the Awatea
St stadium project - payment for the purchase of land at the
site - has begun.
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 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.
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.
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.
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