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Call for Carisbrook retail ban

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 has recommended.

Water plan fear voiced

Water plan fear voiced

A proposal for a new council-controlled organisation (CCO) to run Dunedin's water assets has been roundly criticised by two city councillors.

Asset sales not ruled out

Asset sales not ruled out

Dunedin city councillors are divided over the merits of delaying multimillion-dollar capital projects to ease the pressure on ratepayers, but might consider more controversial steps.

Council to consider water body

Council to consider water body

Establishing a new council-controlled organisation (CCO) to manage Dunedin's water infrastructure could save the city $20 million in a decade, the Dunedin City Council says.

Naturally prizewinning

Naturally prizewinning The winners of the homeowners' section of Dunedin's Let's Grow Native garden competition were Joy and Charlie Pringle, of Long Beach. Gillian Vine looks at what makes the garden so special.

Drug tests 'good for the gander' - Weatherall

Drug tests 'good for the gander' - Weatherall

A Dunedin city councillor says his colleagues should also volunteer to be drug-tested, but Mayor Dave Cull warns sobriety is no guarantee of good decision-making.

DCC drug search plan worries union

A union representing hundreds of Dunedin City Council workers is concerned about covert surveillance and search powers proposed in a new drugs policy for council staff.

DCC proposal for random drug testing

DCC proposal for random drug testing

Random testing and the use of covert electronic surveillance could be among powers to be used by the Dunedin City Council to root out drug abuse by its staff.

Six-figure proposal for seaside drive

Six-figure proposal for seaside drive

The transformation of Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Dr into a shared space for walkers, cyclists and motorists is likely to cost less than $1 million, but the results could be "quite magnificent", Dunedin City Council staff say.

Jim Harland: a man of myriad ventures

 Jim Harland: a man of myriad ventures

After more than a decade at the helm of the Dunedin City Council, chief executive Jim Harland is about to move on. He tells council reporter David Loughrey the projects completed in that time have made the city a better place, despite their cost.

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