Debbie Porteous

Earlier closing equals less harm: police

Earlier closing equals less harm: police

When people leave bars there will be trouble in the streets, but if they leave them earlier the trouble is likely to be less, Dunedin police say.

Bars closing 'price of civil society'

Bars closing 'price of civil society'

Bars closing might be the price of becoming a civil society, a social service agency says, as no-shows dominated the second day of hearings on Dunedin's draft local alcohol policy (Lap).

Police question assumptions in industry report

Police question assumptions in industry report

Otago's top policeman has slammed an industry-commissioned economic impact report on Dunedin's draft local alcohol policy (Lap) as flawed and misleading.

Inducement claim riles bar owners

Inducement claim riles bar owners

Dunedin district licensing commissioner Colin Weatherall opened a hearing on Dunedin's draft local alcohol policy (Lap) yesterday by suggesting Dunedin bars offered patrons cheap drinks to fill in submission forms supplied by the industry.

Outram pupils' penguin feat

Outram pupils' penguin feat

A group of Outram School children outdid themselves in a recent fundraiser to help Brighton's little blue penguins.

Dunedin bars 'offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys'

Dunedin bars 'offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys'

Dunedin bars offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys in support of licensees position against a draft liquor licensing policy for the city, Dunedin district licensing commissioner Colin Weatherall says.

Fallout over liquor plan

Fallout over liquor plan

Dunedin's draft local alcohol policy (Lap) could cost the region more than $2.8 million, an economic analysis commissioned by inner-city bar owners suggests.

Police slate Hyde St party organisers

Police slate Hyde St party organisers

Police say they are disappointed a party in Hyde St, Dunedin, on Saturday night was not better organised.

Reverse sensitivity could be issue

Reverse sensitivity could be issue

A developer wanting to build student flats near a Dunedin quarry needs to tighten up a no-complaints covenant before consent is approved, a planning consultant says.

Alcohol policy: Plenty to pore over

Alcohol policy: Plenty to pore over

Seven Dunedin city councillors may be spending a good part of this weekend finishing reading thousands of submissions on the city's draft local alcohol policy.