Otago Daily Times: Dunedin

Council sets 3.8% rates rise

Council sets 3.8% rates rise

An accusation of an ''ambush'' over finances tested tempers as the Dunedin City Council's long-term plan hearing process concluded yesterday with provisional confirmation of a 3.8% rates rise.

'ODT' reporters shine at national media awards

'ODT' reporters shine at national media awards

The Otago Daily Times scooped two significant reporter awards at the 2015 Canon Media Awards in Auckland last night.

Aspirationally positive plans

Aspirationally positive plans

Superintendent Andrew Coster has led the Southern police district through numerous changes and difficulties during the past 18 months. The district has a set of challenges unique to its geography, but Supt Coster has a plan. He tells reporter Timothy Brown about the legacy he hopes to leave behind.

From exhibit to 'living building'

From exhibit to 'living building'

The meeting house, or wharenui, that spent 70 years at the Otago Museum in Dunedin as an exhibit has been restored to its former glory, and is now a ''living building'' used by its Ngati Awa community.

Monkey business help for Vanuatu

Monkey business help for Vanuatu

More than $500 has been raised to help relief efforts in cyclone-damaged Vanuatu, thanks to some creative monkey business at Otago Polytechnic yesterday.

Owners told to knock down units

A couple will probably have to knock down two bedrooms that a developer illegally added to two student flats before the couple bought them.

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