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Looking into slice of the action

Looking into slice of the action

Charging film-makers $500 a day to work around Dunedin could penalise small productions and undermine a local industry that runs on the smell of an oily rag, city councillors say.

Waipori Fund has positive quarter

Waipori Fund has positive quarter

The first quarter of the financial year was a profitable one for the Dunedin City Council's Waipori Fund, with a $3.3 million surplus considered an "excellent result".

$250m rise in DCC borrowing capacity

$250m rise in DCC borrowing capacity

The Dunedin City Council looks set to increase its capacity to borrow by $250 million to provide security for gross debt that should hit $712 million by 2013.

Threat to property insurance

Threat to property insurance

A significant tract of Dunedin's flat land has been declared at risk of liquefaction, with the potential to jeopardise insurance cover in the area.

Future of Noakes bus shelter murals unclear

Future of Noakes bus shelter murals unclear

The future of 65 murals on bus shelters throughout Dunedin, many painted by late Dunedin artist John Noakes, is up in the air.

Properties could be hooked to city water

Properties could be hooked to city water

Three more Dunedin properties could be added to a planned extension of the West Harbour wastewater service, amid fresh concerns about the source of septic tank pollution entering Otago Harbour.

DCC works on getting message out

DCC works on getting message out

The Dunedin City Council's communication with its public is being reviewed, following a residents' opinion survey that showed continued low levels of satisfaction with that aspect of the council's performance.

Developer may drop subdivision

Developer may drop subdivision

An Otago property developer says he is so disillusioned by the year-long resource consent process for his 118-lot residential development in Mosgiel that he may not go ahead with it.

Arsenic, asbestos found in Dunedin dunes

Arsenic, asbestos found in Dunedin dunes

Traces of arsenic, asbestos and other industrial chemicals have been unearthed in contaminated sand dunes at Dunedin's Middle beach, beside Kettle Park, prompting a warning for the public to stay clear.

Wastewater plant plan

Wastewater plant plan

A plan to fast-track up to $11.6 million in spending on the Tahuna wastewater treatment plant will be scrutinised by Dunedin city councillors next week.

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