Debbie Porteous

Council announces head of audit, risk

The Dunedin City Council has named the independent chairwoman of its new audit and risk subcommittee, tasked with ensuring risk is being managed appropriately within the organisation.

Subdivision seen to benefit township

Subdivision seen to benefit township

The development of a 28-lot subdivision at Outram will bring more people to the township, which will be good for it socially and economically, says the Dunedin City Council committee that has approved the rezoning of 7.7ha of rural land for the project.

Groups combine to insulate couple's home

Groups combine to insulate couple's home

Waitati couple who lived for 25 years without roof insulation in their seaside home are sleeping more warmly after a group aiming to make Dunedin homes more cosy came to their aid.

New pool wanted: poll

New pool wanted: poll

The word on the street is the people of Mosgiel want a new pool, an informal poll of residents has revealed.

'Breaker One' in town for USA Day

'Breaker One' in town for USA Day

Children and adults alike are drawn to Barry and Jane Sinclair's '72 Dodge Coronet whenever they roll it out.

Former pro cricketer to head DVML

Former pro cricketer to head DVML

A former professional cricketer has been tasked with making a success of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Council reverses stand on one of two water applications

Council reverses stand on one of two water applications

Dunedin city councillors have partially backtracked on a decision to reject an application for out-of-zone water connections to a Signal Hill property.

Road funds change could cost council

Any sudden move to a new rate of Government funding that could create a $4.3 million reduction in work done on Dunedin's roads each year would compromise the city council's ability to maintain acceptable levels of service, the council says.

Burial law changes cause for concern

Burial law changes cause for concern

The extent to which proposed changes to the law relating to burial and cremation will affect the Dunedin City Council - at a time when it is under pressure from ratepayers and Central Government to control spending - is a worry, the council says.

Advisory group for arts

An advisory group is to be established to assist the Dunedin City Council with the development of a new arts and culture strategy.