Debbie Porteous

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.

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.