David Loughrey

6.7% rise likely for ratepayers

6.7% rise likely for ratepayers

Dunedin ratepayers are facing a 6.7% rates rise in the next financial year, and some significant fee increases, as the city heads towards a 69% jump in the next 10 years.

DCC company dividends at maximum level

Dunedin City Council staff have given the city's elected representatives a clear message there is no more money to be squeezed from the council's group of companies.

Council explains stadium cost

Council explains stadium cost

Council finance and strategy general manager Athol Stephens says the Otago Stadium will not cost more than $66 a year for the average household for the city council's share of the funding.

Fears held for 24 missing in Fiji floods

Fears held for 24 missing in Fiji floods

Fears are held in Fiji for 24 people whose boat failed to turn up at Suva in flood-torn Fiji yesterday.

Tourists taken ill, 10 lifted off cruise

Ten people had their overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound cut short after three became ill on Sunday evening.

Stadium step closer with zone approval

Stadium step closer with zone approval

A Dunedin stadium zone has been approved and the campus zone extended in decisions just released by planning commissioners.

Still a full house after 40 years for Syd

Still a full house after 40 years for Syd

The caller may have been replaced by a computer - an Australian one at that - but Syd Adie is still going strong as he celebrates 40 years of running a housie competition in Dunedin.

Council talking to Govt about stadium funding

Council talking to Govt about stadium funding

The Dunedin City Council is continuing with its attempt to secure money from the Government for the Otago Stadium, but the timing of the response remains uncertain.

Civil Defence manager ruled 'on-call'

Dunedin civil defence manager Neil Brown has been ruled the primary person on-call for civil defence warnings in the city, despite his contention he was not contractually bound to be personally available at all times.

D-day: will stadium survive?

D-day: will stadium survive?

After two years and the spending of $45 million of ratepayers' money, the Otago Stadium issue is still not finally resolved.