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Sister-city trip costs come under fire

Sister-city trip costs come under fire

A Dunedin City Council delegation's $18,000 trip to Otaru and Edinburgh has turned into a political football amid barbs about ''junkets'' and questions over the cost.

Car park sale 'kick in guts'

Car park sale 'kick in guts'

Opposition to the Dunedin City Council's sale of millions of dollars' worth of surplus land is growing, with the second recent sale to emerge infuriating a nearby community theatre.

New insurance deal covers $1b of city assets

More than $1 billion of previously uninsured Dunedin City Council assets are now covered in the event of a major disaster, although questions remain over some details of the new deal, council staff say.

Roading cash cut 'bitter pill'

Roading cash cut 'bitter pill'

A multimillion-dollar cut to New Zealand Transport Agency funding for Dunedin roading projects is a ''bitter pill to swallow'', and could have implications for work programmes across the city, Dunedin City Council staff say.

Councillor takes govt to task on rising sea

Councillor takes govt to task on rising sea

Dunedin city councillor Jinty MacTavish has blasted the ''complete absence of leadership'' from central government over climate change, leaving ratepayers to face a possible $75 million bill to protect part of the city from sea level rise.

Memorial moving to site near school

Memorial moving to site near school

The Dunedin City Council will spend about $30,000 to move the Sawyers Bay War Memorial. Chalmers Community Board deputy chairman Trevor Johnson said the memorial was being shifted to beside Sawyers Bay School.

Traffic control costs 'utter lunacy'

Traffic control costs 'utter lunacy'

The $100,000 cost to date for traffic barriers and signs at the corner of Anzac Ave and Frederick St is lunacy, a Dunedin city councillor says.

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

DCC inquiry into missing fleet vehicles

An investigation into irregularities within the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet and Citipark departments is examining the disappearance of dozens of council vehicles, it has been confirmed.

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

DCC in dividend drop dilemma

The Dunedin City Council will consider increasing rates or cutting services as it grapples with earning $4.5 million less from its companies, Mayor Dave Cull says.

Cycle lane usage confusion reigns

Cycle lane usage confusion reigns

Changes made to accommodate a cycle lane on Portobello Rd continue to generate complaints, but the Dunedin City Council says it will still be weeks before the problem is sorted.

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