Richard Thomson says he would not have accepted the role as
deputy commissioner of the Southern District Health Board
without a ''very clear assurance'' from the Health Minister
that it was not a ''slash and burn'' exercise.
The Dunedin City Council is still in talks with its insurer
over the Citifleet fraud, months after receiving a payout
worth more than $1 million from QBE.
A Dunedin city councillor has backed down from his blockade.
A Portobello Rd resident is threatening legal action against
a Dunedin city councillor amid claims of what he calls
''bullying'' in a neighbourhood dispute.
The Dunedin City Council will sit today to decide on a long
term plan that should result in a 3.8% rates rise when rates
are set for the next financial year.
Dunedin residents are being warned not to clean and reuse
flood damaged carpet themselves, amid concerns contaminants
now buried in them could pose a health threat.
A Polish artist was pressured to change a large mural after
the Dunedin City Council deemed it inappropriate.
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis says he has begun a
legal challenge to reclaim his lost voting rights, although
senior council staff remain in the dark about the details.
The Dunedin City Council has decided to fund the City Safety
Programme, despite Mayor Dave Cull's ''resentment'' at having
to do so.
The Dunedin City Council is to dip into its electricity fund
to help support the newly created Cosy Homes Charitable
Trust's efforts to improve the city's housing stock.
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