Debbie Porteous

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.

Portal use saves $10,000

A new online submission portal has saved the Dunedin City Council $10,000 on its first outing.

Fund started for 'marvellous' Olveston

Fund started for 'marvellous' Olveston

A new charitable foundation aims to build up a fund that would ensure the financial security of one of Dunedin's top tourism and cultural ''treasures'' in perpetuity.

Alcohol policy piques

Alcohol policy piques

Plans for tighter alcohol restrictions in Dunedin have attracted about 4500 submissions, the bulk opposing the changes - and some prompting a language warning.

Mayor wants 'everybody on board'

Mayor wants 'everybody on board'

A Dunedin city councillor has wished a council-led working party ''good luck'' as it begins work on the next stage of a major cycle lane project that would remove central city car parks.

Hunt on for killer of 30 blue penguins

Hunt on for killer of 30 blue penguins

Rangers and animal control are on the hunt for a mystery killer after 30 little blue penguins were killed near Dunedin.

Vandervis ejected after clash with Cull

Vandervis ejected after clash with Cull

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis was ejected from the council chamber yesterday after a testy exchange with the mayor.

Otago Museum opposes leased mobile trading site on reserve

Otago Museum opposes leased mobile trading site on reserve

A proposal to grant leases for a mobile trading site on the Museum Reserve has hit resistance from Otago Museum.

Vandervis comment draws ire

Vandervis comment draws ire

A Dunedin city councillor's suggestion staff may have provided inaccurate figures in the council's latest annual report has drawn the ire of his colleagues, one of whom accused him of scaremongering.

82-lot estate planned

82-lot estate planned

A Wanaka-based developer has applied for consent to create an 82-lot subdivision on one of the largest pieces of undeveloped residential-zoned land left in Dunedin.