Debbie Porteous

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.

Council to vote on next cycleways

Council to vote on next cycleways

City councillors will vote today on changes to the next set of cycleways to be built in South Dunedin streets.

Mobile trading site rules labelled 'farce'

Mobile trading site rules labelled 'farce'

Restrictions on potential mobile trading sites in the Octagon, including requirements to have traffic safety plans, have been labelled a ''farce'' by some traders.

Residents feel left out of cycleway planning

Residents feel left out of cycleway planning

If, as one city councillor said this week, any decision involving road changes will upset some people, then inserting a large network of new cycleways on top of existing streets must be up there as a challenge for a city.

Financial stability still a risk, committee told

Financial stability still a risk, committee told

Financial sustainability, a new funding model for Forsyth Barr Stadium and detecting potential fraud might be its highest priorities risks, Audit NZ has suggested to the Dunedin City Council's new audit and risk subcommittee.