Debbie Porteous

DCC wants packaging on waste short-list

DCC wants packaging on waste short-list

The Dunedin City Council wants packaging to be on a short-list of products the Government is considering for regulation via mandatory ''product waste stewardship'' schemes.

Funding better than expected

Dunedin is in a better position concerning New Zealand Transport Agency funding for roading over the next four years.

Scattering of body ashes discouraged

Scattering of body ashes discouraged

There are no plans to make families apply for permission to scatter their loved ones' ashes in public places in Dunedin, as announced this week in Auckland, but scattering of ashes in city parks and recreational areas is already ''discouraged''.

Encroachments to be legalised, road stopped

Small sections of Bay View Rd, Mornington Rd and Chadwick St in Dunedin will be amalgamated into private properties after property owners applied to the city council to legalise historic encroachments.

Memorial plan causes consternation

Memorial plan causes consternation

Plans to build a memorial garden in Dunedin's Anzac Ave to honour the actions of conscientious objectors have been greeted with initial consternation by the local RSA.

No stopping cycle plan

No stopping cycle plan

The arguments of a lone Dunedin city councillor seeking to have the South Dunedin Cycle Network stopped in its tracks fell largely on deaf ears yesterday.

Liquefaction risk in substantial part of Dunedin

Liquefaction risk in substantial part of Dunedin

Although more than 90% of Dunedin's land area is not susceptible to liquefaction, a substantial portion of its population and some important commercial, industrial and infrastructural assets sit on land that possibly is, a GNS Science report says.

New rules for areas prone to hazards

The Otago Regional Council and the Dunedin City Council will later this month begin consulting the public on new rules and standards for development in areas of Dunedin identified as vulnerable to natural hazards.

Hardest cycleway votes last

Hardest cycleway votes last

Decisions on the most controversial routes of the South Dunedin Cycle Network will be saved until last.

Problems with quake inspections

Problems with quake inspections

The number of assessments outstanding, a shortage of structural engineers and continued uncertainty about the Government's plans for earthquake-prone buildings has led the Dunedin City Council to consider extending its deadline for building assessments.