Debbie Porteous

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.

DCC to be asked to help fund planters

DCC to be asked to help fund planters

The Mosgiel Business Association is to ask the Dunedin City Council to help fund the $7000 annual upkeep of 20 planter boxes in Mosgiel's main streets.

New top cop for Taieri

Dunedin police's district operations manager Inspector Alastair Dickie is to take up the role of Clutha-Taieri area response manager.

No institution charges

Out-of-town visitors will not be charged to visit Dunedin's council-owned cultural institutions, but councillors have signalled they expect the institutions to find other ways of making money.