The Dunedin City Council has tentatively agreed to allocate
an extra $238,000 to heritage projects but will consult the
public before settling on a final amount.
Councillors questioned the need for an increase of more than
150% in the fee charged to Dunedin shops that display goods
The unexpected granting of a 35-year air discharge consent
for incinerating solids left over after the treatment of
Dunedin's sewage has saved the Dunedin City Council $10
Ensuring the level of service from council contractors is
maintained has emerged as a general concern from Dunedin
community boards as the city council continues putting the
screws on spending.
The most interest and most controversy is often spurred by
everyday matters of life.
Dunedin city councillors will consider the option of
installing a weighbridge at the Green Island landfill to more
accurately charge each person for the amount of rubbish they
want to dump.
The DCC cannot afford to be ''profligate'' when attention
turns to its next budget later this week, despite staff
trimming millions of dollars of spending to cut the forecast
rates increase to just 2.5%, Mayor Dave Cull says.
The Dunedin City Council looks set to reach the summit of its
debt mountain and start paying it down over the other side.
Oil Free Otago has established a ''rapid response'' team of
up to 260 people to take to the waters around Otago to hinder
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's deep-sea drilling
The Environment Court has largely allowed an appeal from an
Outram venue operator to extend the hours staff can be on
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