Debbie Porteous

Have your say about site

Have your say about site

Mosgiel is in line for a new playground, if people want it.

Actions against sea-level rise identified

Actions against sea-level rise identified

Turning Forbury Park racecourse into a lake, building a wall around it or raising the whole area have been rejected as options for defending Dunedin's harbourside and south city areas from sea-level rise.

Street art proponents see the big pictures

Street art proponents see the big pictures

Street art - once treated as a form of vandalism - is now celebrated public art in many of the world's most creative cities, such as Melbourne and Berlin. Debbie Porteous speaks to some who think Dunedin could also become a world-class destination for street art and are doing their darndest to make it happen.

Rash not down to fertiliser use

Rash not down to fertiliser use

The cause of a rash that affected at least seven senior Dunedin rugby players remains a mystery after soil tests showed no fertiliser build-up that would have caused the outbreak.

Cycle lane funding consent 'next month'

Confirmation of funding for the crucial next stage of the controversial project to build separated cycle lanes on central Dunedin's one-way system is expected next month.

Centimetres from 30m cliff plunge

Centimetres from 30m cliff plunge

A geology student who fell down a cliff face near Dunedin yesterday narrowly escaped death or serious injury when he stopped only centimetres from a 30m sheer drop to water.

Pacifists memorial still debated

Pacifists memorial still debated

There may yet be a peaceful solution to a standoff between a trust building a memorial to pacifists in Dunedin and the local RSA over the memorial's location.

School gets second property in a row

School gets second property in a row

St Hilda's Collegiate School is selling a million-dollar-plus historic Heriot Row property it bought less than a year ago after buying another property in the street.

Harbourside path extension boost

Funding has been approved to design the multimillion-dollar extension of the West Harbour shared pathway from St Leonards to Port Chalmers, with construction possibly to start within the next four years.

Orange markers reign supreme

Orange markers reign supreme

At least $40 million is being spent on roadworks by the city council and New Zealand Transport Agency each year and another $50 million on cycleways over the next decade - not to mention the roll-out of ultrafast broadband. Debbie Porteous discovers digging up Dunedin is big business.