Debbie Porteous

Library advocate speaks

Long-time advocate for Dunedin libraries Merle van der Klundert, from the Dunedin Public Libraries Association, has once again urged the council to pay serious attention to its libraries.

Staff ordered to attend to clubrooms

Staff ordered to attend to clubrooms

The Mornington Football Club is hoping it has already had a win at the 2014-15 draft annual plan hearings after councillors ordered the situation with their unusable council-owned club rooms be addressed.

Equal funding bid

Equal funding bid

Otago Museum has the most visitors of Dunedin's cultural institutions, has the biggest collection and has had no funding increase for four years, so it would be fairer for the Dunedin City Council to redistribute the increases proposed for 2014-15 equally among Otago Museum, Toitu and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, says museum director Ian Griffin.

Safe route for kids 'matter of life and death'

Safe route for kids 'matter of life and death'

The discussion over which end of Portobello-Harington Point Rds should be improved first was turning into a winners and losers debate, Dunedin city councillor Kate Wilson noted as people continued to air their views on the topic at the council's annual plan hearings yesterday.

Council acknowledges consent problems

Council acknowledges consent problems

Some Dunedin builders say they are fed up with delays in processing building consents for city projects. Debbie Porteous asks what their concerns are and what is happening in the Dunedin City Council's consent processing department.

At odds over cycleway timing

At odds over cycleway timing

There was clear evidence of the division in opinion on the order of road-widening work on Otago Peninsula as Dunedin city councillors began hearing from users of the road yesterday.

Art body suggested

Art body suggested

An independent body to develop and select proposals for public art, as is common in other New Zealand cities, is needed in Dunedin, says the Otago Sculpture Trust, which yesterday proposed a pilot scheme for which it sought support from the city council.

Council ready to hear funding submissions

Council ready to hear funding submissions

Gang members, basketball players, sculptors and church administrators will be among a cross-section of Dunedin's community to stand before the city council and make their requests this week as the latest council budget meeting begins.

Brighton recycling extended

Residents of the Big Stone and Taieri Mouth Rd area will have kerbside recycling from July 1.

Council notes roading strategic cases

The first step towards securing funding for major changes to Dunedin's road networks has been taken by the Dunedin City Council, even though exactly what those changes will be is yet to be decided.