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Trial reopening of road recommended

Trial reopening of road recommended

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.

Future proofing Dunedin's water

Future proofing Dunedin's water

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.

Council set to scrutinise budgets

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.

$5.8m outlay for garden upgrade

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.

Kelp taker under fresh scrutiny

The man who has been harvesting seaweed from a south coast beach is being investigated by three authorities.

95-year-old trees felled at Frasers Gully

95-year-old trees felled at Frasers Gully

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.

Rare rhodos being pilfered

Rare rhodos being pilfered

Dunedin Botanic Garden staff suspect someone they know is stealing the garden's rare Asian rhododendrons.

Move to increase building protection

Move to increase building protection

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.

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.

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