David Loughrey

There's only one Rome

There's only one Rome

Whenever people discuss more than one stadium - a frightening event in the current political climate - my mind turns to more than one cephalopod mollusc with eight sucker-bearing arms, a soft sac-like body, strong beak-like jaws, and no internal shell.

Parking discretion limited

Dunedin's parking officers have some discretion on whether to write tickets, but not when it comes to parking on broken yellow lines.

Report on Waipori fund

Report on Waipori fund

Dunedin's Waipori fund had a disappointing surplus but a very good cash flow after a year of economic turmoil.

Stakeholders stadium report questioned

Stakeholders stadium report questioned

The veracity of claims the Awatea St stadium would be a multipurpose facility, and the level of detail in reports on the project was questioned this week, as the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Regional Council took in the latest information on the stadium.

New stadium project appointments

New stadium project appointments

A retired High Court judge will head a new group looking after the interests of organisations funding the Awatea St stadium.

Conflict of interest charge for stadium trustee

Conflict of interest charge for stadium trustee

The appointment of a company run by Carisbrook Stadium Trust trustee Ron Anderson to manage the stadium project has been criticised by three Dunedin councillors as a conflict of interest.

Council buys property in Porirua for $11.7m

Council buys property in Porirua for $11.7m

The Dunedin City Council paid $11.7 million for an investment property in Porirua, a report has revealed.

Farry rejects stadium cost overrun, purpose concerns

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust has taken on criticism of aspects of its Awatea St stadium proposal, arguing the stadium will be fitted out to an acceptable level, and that the risk of cost overruns can be adequately managed.

On time in future

Carisbrook Stadium Trust reports that have not been released two full working days before Dunedin City Council meetings, as required under law, will be made public on time in future, the council has promised.

Real estate figures 'not terrible'

August real estate figures have continued the gloomy news for the sector, with a "significant drop" in the national median price, and sales hitting the lowest figures in the 26 years the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has been compiling data.