Debbie Porteous

Outram pupils' penguin feat

Outram pupils' penguin feat

A group of Outram School children outdid themselves in a recent fundraiser to help Brighton's little blue penguins.

Dunedin bars 'offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys'

Dunedin bars 'offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys'

Dunedin bars offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys in support of licensees position against a draft liquor licensing policy for the city, Dunedin district licensing commissioner Colin Weatherall says.

Fallout over liquor plan

Fallout over liquor plan

Dunedin's draft local alcohol policy (Lap) could cost the region more than $2.8 million, an economic analysis commissioned by inner-city bar owners suggests.

Police slate Hyde St party organisers

Police slate Hyde St party organisers

Police say they are disappointed a party in Hyde St, Dunedin, on Saturday night was not better organised.

Reverse sensitivity could be issue

Reverse sensitivity could be issue

A developer wanting to build student flats near a Dunedin quarry needs to tighten up a no-complaints covenant before consent is approved, a planning consultant says.

Alcohol policy: Plenty to pore over

Alcohol policy: Plenty to pore over

Seven Dunedin city councillors may be spending a good part of this weekend finishing reading thousands of submissions on the city's draft local alcohol policy.

Portal use saves $10,000

A new online submission portal has saved the Dunedin City Council $10,000 on its first outing.

Fund started for 'marvellous' Olveston

Fund started for 'marvellous' Olveston

A new charitable foundation aims to build up a fund that would ensure the financial security of one of Dunedin's top tourism and cultural ''treasures'' in perpetuity.

Alcohol policy piques

Alcohol policy piques

Plans for tighter alcohol restrictions in Dunedin have attracted about 4500 submissions, the bulk opposing the changes - and some prompting a language warning.

Mayor wants 'everybody on board'

Mayor wants 'everybody on board'

A Dunedin city councillor has wished a council-led working party ''good luck'' as it begins work on the next stage of a major cycle lane project that would remove central city car parks.