Dunedin city councillors burst into applause as it was
confirmed yesterday international credit agency Standard and
Poor's had lifted its negative outlook for the Dunedin City
Two Otago Regional Council directors, who together have 22
years' experience with the organisation, have lost their jobs
in restructuring led by new chief executive Peter Bodeker.
A new 62ha gold mining pit at Macraes has been granted
resources consents and Oceana Gold expects the development to
extend the life of the mine by at least a year, to 2021.
Debate over the amount of money allocated for Dunedin City
Council company directors' fees was deemed non-public at the
last minute yesterday.
Dunedin's relationship with China is at the forefront of Wang
Lutong's mind, in his new role as the 12th Chinese ambassador
to New Zealand.
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis was accused of trying
to ''massage'' the official minutes of a Dunedin City Council
meeting during testy exchanges with Cr David Benson-Pope
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