Debbie Porteous

Plan to bring forward road widening

Plan to bring forward road widening

Widening Otago Peninsula's low road seven years sooner than planned is a ''no-brainer'', Dunedin city councillors say.

Few grand schemes proposed as budget constraints bite

Few grand schemes proposed as budget constraints bite

Dunedin community board wish lists are again dominated by requests for improvements to sports grounds, infrastructure, and maintaining existing services and facilities next year, as boards continue to heed the city council's tight budget situation.

30-year plan estimates $2.8b cost

A draft 30-year infrastructure strategy for Dunedin city has been approved by city councillors for public consultation.

'Modest' increase to build collection

'Modest' increase to build collection

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery has asked for ''a modest'' increase in the ratepayer contribution to the cost of acquisitions, to keep the collection relevant.

Madeline jumps for joy over prize-winning snap

Madeline jumps for joy over prize-winning snap

A magic moment caught on her sister's camera has won Dunedin amateur photographer Madeline Bilkey (12) the top prize in this year's Magic Moments competition.

Revealing naked truth

Revealing naked truth

Stacey Jefferies might be in trouble with husband Scot again this morning.

Propagation unit preview

Propagation unit preview

Hidden behind a row of wooden screens in Lovelock Ave in Dunedin's Northeast Valley are some glasshouses that would produce cracker tomatoes. But these are no ordinary glasshouses. Reporter Debbie Porteous and photographer Stephen Jaquiery took a sneak preview of the Dunedin Botanic Garden's new propagation unit.

Council considering pool options

Council considering pool options

City councillors might favour a different option to that proposed by the Taieri Community Facilities Trust for a new pool at Mosgiel.

Black bags a meal ticket for resourceful gulls

Black bags a meal ticket for resourceful gulls

Seagulls rifling through central Dunedin rubbish are riling at least one local resident.

Push for amenities in town

Push for amenities in town

Work to improve Dunedin's central city area might be back on the agenda as councillors are asked to commit funding.