David Loughrey

Food sellers keen on Noah's Ark site

Food sellers keen on Noah's Ark site

Interest seems high in filling the market vacuum that will result from the demolition of the Noah's Ark Cafe, at Dunedin's Marlow Park playground.

DCC wants scenic drive closed permanently

DCC wants scenic drive closed permanently

The future of John Wilson Ocean Dr will soon go before the public, but the Dunedin City Council yesterday approved by one vote its preferred option was the road's permanent closure to vehicles.

Trial closure for Octagon mooted

A trial closure of the lower Octagon has been tentatively scheduled for February, although plenty of difficulties appear to stand in the way of the idea.

Bid for heritage funding fails

A proposal for a fund to support Dunedin's industrial heritage was turned down by the Dunedin City Council yesterday, but the planning and environment committee make it clear it was not ignoring heritage groups.

`Red Dwarf' making brief return

Since the end of Red Dwarf, POSSIBLY THE BEST SHOW IN THE WORLD, the crew of the space ship after which the show is named have drifted to strange new worlds in the television galaxy.

Tree decision looming over nervous residents

Tree decision looming over nervous residents

Two Taieri Rd, Dunedin, families are feeling out on a limb fighting for resource consent to remove a soaring sequoia tree they say damages driveways, drops debris and causes "huge stress and anxiety".

City lacks vision, consultant says

City lacks vision, consultant says

An Invercargill businessman yesterday argued Dunedin needed to be more business-friendly, and said working with the Invercargill City Council was "a piece of cake" compared with working with its Dunedin equivalent.

Plan for theatre rejected

A plan for a new 800-seat theatre in Dunedin has been rejected in a report, which instead recommends the city's theatres be overhauled at a cost of more than $14 million.

Rail group calls for heritage fund

Rail group calls for heritage fund

A call for a fund to support Dunedin's industrial heritage has not found favour with Dunedin City Council staff, who recommend it be rejected, saying it is "not a current priority".

Inner-city residents parking back on agenda

The Dunedin City Council is set to take another look at residents' parking in the inner city, following complaints.