Debbie Porteous

Public urged to get involved in World War 1 commemorations

Public urged to get involved in World War 1 commemorations

Southern plans for commemorating the centenary of World War 1 were revealed at a ceremony in Dunedin yesterday and were accompanied by a call from the region's mayors and historians for the public to get involved.

Rules to be relaxed for mobile traders

Rules to be relaxed for mobile traders

Restrictions on mobile trading in Dunedin are to be relaxed, although the council has warned it will be looking for mobile traders to pay their fair share of trading costs, as fixed businesses do.

Underspend goes to Bond St project

Underspend goes to Bond St project

In a move rarely used since the Dunedin City Council starting cracking down on spending, councillors have agreed to use underspend to complete a project, rather than to pay back debt.

Practising curtsy injured knee but pain worth it

Practising curtsy injured knee but pain worth it

A teen who needed major surgery and two weeks' physio to be able to walk out to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after she damaged her knee practising her curtsy, says all the pain was worth it.

Council taking steps over encroachment work

The Dunedin City Council is working to improve the information available on its encroachment policy following recent public concerns about its approach.

Development stalled over soil test

Development stalled over soil test

A company developing a small Ravensbourne site is awaiting a decision from the Dunedin City Council on whether it will continue to require soil testing on the site before the project can go ahead.

South all ready for the Royals

South all ready for the Royals

Will they stop and shake hands with people waiting in the Octagon?

Upgrade hit by shortfall

Upgrade hit by shortfall

An upgrade of the main pedestrian thoroughfare linking the chief post office hotel development and central Dunedin might be on hold after the budget could not be stretched far enough.

St Paul's Cathedral booked out

St Paul's Cathedral booked out

The attendance of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has attracted a full house for this year's Palm Sunday service at St Paul's Cathedral in Dunedin.

Project on hold, pending funds

Project on hold, pending funds

Plans to build a breakwater to protect the beach at Te Rauone are on hold until the community raises the funds it needs to contribute to the project.