David Loughrey

Govt confirms $15m stadium grant

The planned Otago Stadium has received a boost at today's extraordinary Dunedin City Council meeting, with confirmation the Government's $15 million contribution will come as a grant.

Stadium meeting may be last play in grim contest

Stadium meeting may be last play in grim contest

The scheduled meeting of the Dunedin City Council on Monday - thrown into disarray last night by Stop the Stadium's application for a High Court injunction - could still yet be the final play of five years of angry debate, allegation, claim and counter-claim over the city's proposed stadium.

Mission consent building's demise

Mission consent building's demise

The Methodist Mission has been given the go-ahead to build a $5.6 million social services complex on the site of the Wesley Church on Hillside Rd, meaning demolition of the building heritage advocates argue should be saved.

Dunedin hoarder's house goes under hammer

Dunedin hoarder's house goes under hammer

Proceeds from the auction yesterday of a David St, Caversham, house are to be split between the Dunedin City Council and the homeowner, after the council forced its sale to recoup costs.

Accounting clinic well received

Accounting clinic well received

The response to a free community accounting centre has led to hopes it will become a permanent fixture in Dunedin.

'No strings attached' to stadium $15m

'No strings attached' to stadium $15m

The Government confirmed yesterday the $15 million it plans to provide for the planned stadium in Dunedin will come with "no strings attached".

False claims in stadium letter

An attempt has been made to use the Otago Daily Times letters to the editor column to spread misinformation about the planned stadium at Awatea St.

Cornetist here to help

Cornetist here to help

English cornetist Stephen Wilkinson usually has a 400km round trip from his home in South Shields, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to play and rehearse with the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band in West Yorkshire.

Broken drain damaging resident's property

Broken drain damaging resident's property

Kaikorai resident Diane Yeldon faces an expensive bill for a damaged drain she does not use, and for which the Dunedin City Council, the Otago Regional Council, her insurance company, and even the New Zealand Earthquake Commission will not take responsibility, or pay.

Property values drop but sales rise

Property values drop but sales rise

Otago property values are declining at a slightly lower rate than the rest of the country, as the market outside Auckland flattens.