Debbie Porteous

Paint party organiser points to positives

Paint party organiser points to positives

The organiser of a proposed paint party at Logan Park says he is willing to consider breath-testing people as they come in the gate, but thinks it would be a ''slightly extreme'' thing to have to do.

Health official 'source' of inducement claims

Health official 'source' of inducement claims

A top public health official was the source of information that Dunedin punters were offered cheap drinks in exchange for filling in a submission form on a draft local alcohol policy, it has been revealed.

AA to host meeting over Portobello Rd

AA to host meeting over Portobello Rd

The Automobile Association has chipped in on what to do about Dunedin's Portobello Rd, offering to host an urgent public meeting.

Anzac Ave traffic lights to work at last

Anzac Ave traffic lights to work at last

After three years under wraps, the traffic lights at the intersection of Anzac Ave and Frederick St in Dunedin are finally set to be commissioned.

Cycle lane plans may include other parking

Cycle lane plans may include other parking

There could be more car parks around State Highway 1 in central Dunedin after a cycle lane is built on it, if city council plans come to fruition.

Urgent action on 'ghost' road markings

Urgent action on 'ghost' road markings

''Ghost'' road markings confusing drivers in Portobello Rd in Dunedin were due to be blacked out as a matter of urgency last night, over concerns about the possibility of collisions.

How a road split down the middle

How a road split down the middle Contentious changes to a section of Portobello Rd have sparked a raft of complaints, and the council is preparing to spend another $300,000 'fixing them'.

No-shows included man who had not heard of Lap

No-shows included man who had not  heard of Lap

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is urging submitters to confirm they will show up to draft local alcohol policy (Lap) hearings after nearly two-thirds of those who indicated they wanted to speak failed to appear this week.

Earlier closing equals less harm: police

Earlier closing equals less harm: police

When people leave bars there will be trouble in the streets, but if they leave them earlier the trouble is likely to be less, Dunedin police say.

Bars closing 'price of civil society'

Bars closing 'price of civil society'

Bars closing might be the price of becoming a civil society, a social service agency says, as no-shows dominated the second day of hearings on Dunedin's draft local alcohol policy (Lap).