Debbie Porteous

Panel goes into policy debate

Panel goes into policy debate

It would be difficult to please everybody, Cr Neville Peat said as a Dunedin City Council panel knuckled down to the business of working out a plan to help reduce alcohol-related harm in the city.

Refusal to name bars 'disappointing'

Refusal to name bars 'disappointing'

A top public health official has refused to identify the Dunedin bar or bars he says offered enticements to punters to fill in submissions on a council alcohol plan.

'Draft alcohol policy could cost jobs' - retailers say

'Draft alcohol policy could cost jobs' - retailers say

Supermarkets and retailers say a draft local alcohol policy for Dunedin could cost jobs.

Pontoon sinks, frustration and anger rise

Pontoon sinks, frustration and anger rise

An Otago Peninsula community leader has lambasted the Dunedin companies that designed and built the faulty Portobello pontoon, saying it is ''totally unacceptable'' they are not putting the situation right immediately.

Foundry business considers options

Steel giant Esco Corporation is considering its options after learning residential apartments have been approved just metres from its Dunedin foundry in the city's industrial-wharf district.

Hill talks continue

Hill talks continue

The man instrumental in the Dunedin City Council's move to take the Saddle Hill quarry matter to court plans to stay active on the topic and is keen to help find a solution that is acceptable to the quarry's owners, the council and the community.

Subdivision work could soon begin

Work could begin on a 34-lot subdivision in Outram's Formby St early next year.

Saddle Hill quarry tale on website

Saddle Hill quarry tale on website

Calvin Fisher says he understands the community's concerns about quarrying on Saddle Hill, but advises people to direct their frustrations to the Dunedin City Council, not him.

Residents refuse to surrender over hill

Residents refuse to surrender over hill

Residents deeply disappointed with a High Court decision that a consent does exist to quarry Saddle Hill, near Dunedin, are vowing to fight on to save it.

Pair at odds over paint party

Pair at odds over paint party

The Otago University Students' Association has had a crack at out-of-town student event organisers about a lack of commitment to health and safety.