Debbie Porteous

New policy spurs rush of consent applications

New policy spurs rush of consent applications

A rush to get building projects on the books before increases in development contributions take effect resulted in the Dunedin City Council last month receiving the highest number of resource consent applications for one month.

Booze ruling 'a precedent'

Booze ruling 'a precedent'

A decision on whether to grant a North Dunedin bottle store a liquor licence will set a precedent for the sale of alcohol in the student area, Dunedin's District Licensing Committee chairman says.

Traffic control costs 'utter lunacy'

Traffic control costs 'utter lunacy'

The $100,000 cost to date for traffic barriers and signs at the corner of Anzac Ave and Frederick St is lunacy, a Dunedin city councillor says.

Pool site options closer

Pool site options closer

The trust putting a plan together for the Mosgiel Pool project hopes to start consulting residents on potential sites for the pool this month, chairman Geoff Woodcock says.

Liquor licence opposed

Granting an off-licence to a North Rd liquor store could lead to the irresponsible supply of spirits to Dunedin's nearby student population and Salmond College and the University of Otago say they oppose it.

Jobs there 'for everyone who wants to be placed'

The fates of 18 Dunedin Public Libraries staff will be known over the next few weeks following the ''disestablishment'' of their jobs.

Application to fell Heriot Row maple

Application to fell Heriot Row maple

A scheduled maple tree near a historic Heriot Row home will be the next to have its fate considered by the Dunedin City Council.

Cycleways 'a bit more difficult'

Cycleways 'a bit more difficult'

The Dunedin City Council says it is taking stock of the South Dunedin cycle network and reviewing the way forward as project costs and complications start to mount.

Median lines may aid path sharing, crash victim says

Median lines may aid path sharing, crash victim says

A Dunedin cyclist smashed into by another cyclist on a shared path last week says his accident was a reminder care still needs to be taken in cycle lanes.

Cycle lane usage confusion reigns

Cycle lane usage confusion reigns

Changes made to accommodate a cycle lane on Portobello Rd continue to generate complaints, but the Dunedin City Council says it will still be weeks before the problem is sorted.