Debbie Porteous

Identify car yards - dealers

Identify car yards - dealers

Dunedin motor vehicle dealers are anxious to dissociate themselves from the Citifleet fraud, saying the car yards involved need to be named publicly to stop suspicion falling on all.

Leaders have done 'pretty good work' to turn systems around

The Dunedin City Council has done some ''pretty good work in a pretty short period of time'' to turn its systems around, Deloitte partner Kyle Cameron, the lead investigator of the Citifleet fraud, says.

Bachop at 'centre of' other issues

Bachop at 'centre of' other issues

The Deloitte report into a more than $1.5 million fraud at the Dunedin City Council revealed it went beyond the sale of 152 council-owned vehicles.

Fraud: Weak council culture cited

Fraud: Weak council culture cited

A weak internal culture at the Dunedin City Council allowed a staff member to get away with spending $100,000 of ratepayers' money on personal items using a council fuel card, the company that investigated the fraud says.

Group celebrates co-housing plan approval

Group celebrates co-housing plan approval

The South Island's first co-housing community has been given approval to set up in Dunedin.

Oval name change

Oval name change

The Dunedin City Council is to rename the University Oval the University of Otago Oval.

Quarry debate digs deep into past

Quarry debate digs deep into past

The debate over quarrying on Saddle Hill is intensifying, but it is not without a sense of deja vu. Debbie Porteous takes a look at a gravel pit that has generated almost as much debate as stone in the past 50 years.

New policy on remissions

The Dunedin City Council is to adopt a new process to deal with requests to not pay some or all of required development contributions.

Buildings get rates relief

A prominent historic harbourside building and a former student pub have been given rates relief as part of a policy to preserve Dunedin's heritage buildings.

Reservoir work likely to start in early 2015

The restoration of Dunedin's Ross Creek Reservoir is expected to begin early next year after being delayed until authorities agree on how it should be repaired.