Debbie Porteous

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.

Council payments to trust queried

Council payments to trust queried

A stadium opponent has questioned a series of historic administration cost payments from the Dunedin City Council to the trust in charge of the Forsyth Barr Stadium's development.

Major stadium losses looming

Major stadium losses looming

Major ongoing losses are predicted by the company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium following a review identifying operating costs and expenditure.

Distressed whale unable to be saved

Distressed whale unable to be saved

Attempts to help a 4m-long pilot whale which tried to beach itself at Kaka Point last night failed, with the whale eventually left to die on the rocks.

Development fee increase proposed

Development fee increase proposed

Dunedin developers will pay increased contributions to the Dunedin City Council but ratepayers will not immediately see a reduction in rates increases, under a proposed new allocation of development-related costs.

Police back skateboard confiscation

Police back skateboard confiscation

Having the ability to confiscate skateboards in the inner city would be ''extremely useful'', Dunedin police say.

April deadline for talks

The Environment Court has given the developers of Dunedin's proposed waterfront hotel until the end of April to conclude talks with the Dunedin City Council.

Cafe, store plan for historic building

Cafe, store plan for historic building

Lawrie Forbes is at it again.