The gates to Dunedin's scenic John Wilson Ocean Dr could be
thrown open to motorists by the end of the month, but the
Dunedin City Council still faces a $220,000 bill to redevelop
the coastal road.
In September 1860, the first public water pump was
commissioned in Dunedin but it was not long afterwards that
New Zealand's first major water supply project was initiated.
Dunedin's elected representatives will hit the books today as
they sit down to begin scrutinising the city's budgets for
the next financial year.
The Dunedin City Council faces a possible $5.8 million bill
to upgrade the Dunedin Botanic Garden, and a warning any
attempt to save money by deferring work on the Otago Settlers
Museum could backfire.
The man who has been harvesting seaweed from a south coast
beach is being investigated by three authorities.
Contractors felled several huge 95-year-old Douglas fir and
Pinus radiata in Frasers Gully, Dunedin, yesterday. Bound for
Korea, the logs weigh up to 10 tonnes.
Dunedin Botanic Garden staff suspect someone they know is
stealing the garden's rare Asian rhododendrons.
The Dunedin City Council is reviewing its policy on
dangerous, insanitary and earthquake-prone buildings, with a
view to increased protection of the city's assets.
Carisbrook should be sold outright, but with a ban on any
future big-box retail development at the site to protect
nearby South Dunedin retailers, a Dunedin City Council report
A proposal for a new
council-controlled organisation (CCO) to run Dunedin's water
assets has been roundly criticised by two city councillors.
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